Re: Day Fire Update
- Just giving you all an update on our huge fire down south.
It's now the 5th largest fire in California state history and has been
burning for 25 days.
It's significance to you is that it is sucking up a lot of resources
although I have no idea if that has had any real effect up north.
Day Fire Fact Sheet Sept. 29
Released: 2006-09-29 9:51:00 PT
Fire Name: Day
Date and Time of Fire Start: September 4, 2006 at 1:55 p.m.
Location: Los Padres National Forest, Angeles National Forest, Sespe
Kind of Fuels: Heavy mixed brush with scattered and heavy timber
Cause: Day Fire was human-caused, resulting from a member of the
public burning a small amount of material within the Los Padres
National Forest. The investigation is ongoing.
Size: 160,570 acres
Containment: 63% Est. Containment Date: 10/2/06-1800 Cost: $57,524,249
Line to Build: 19 miles
Weather Conditions: Sunny. Max Temps: Valleys-77 to 86/Ridgetops-66 to 75.
Relative humidities: Valleys-12-22%/Ridgetops 8-15%. Winds: S to SE -
Valleys-8-14 mph, gusts to 22 mph/Ridgetops-6-10 mph, gusts to 20 mph.
Red Flag conditions continue through 2100 this evening.
Fire Behavior: Fire activity to be diminished compared to yesterday,
due to suppressions activities. No new perimeter growth is anticipated
north and east. All indices remain high to extreme, but expect
moderate to high fire behavior along N & W perimeters.
Agency Jurisdiction: Los Padres National Forest/Ventura County
Fire/Kern County Fire
Agencies Involved: U.S. Forest Service, Los Angeles County Fire,
California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection, Bureau of Land
Management, California Highway Patrol, Ventura County Fire, National
Weather Service, Santa Barbara County Fire, Cal-Trans, and many
Incident Commanders: Mike Dietrich / George Custer
Equipment and Personnel:
118 Hand crews
39 Water tenders
Total Number of Personnel: 4,852
Threatened: Residences and commercial buildings; recreational
campsites; water quality due to post-fire debris flows; electric
transmission lines and gas pipelines; cell phone and radio
communications; Sespe Condor Sanctuary; arroyo toad, California
red-legged frog, and Sespe River steelhead habitat.
Structures Destroyed: Damage Assessment Team is assigned. Completed
assessments will be listed as completed in tomorrow's sheet.
Evacuations: Recommended evacuation remains in effect for Lockwood
Valley. Precautionary evacuations in effect for Frazier Park, Pine
Mountain Club, Pinon Pines, Lake of the Woods. Evacuation shelters
available at Golden Valley High School - Bakersfield/West Ranch High
School - Santa Clarita.
Special Information: Hwy. 33 northbound is closed to the general
public from Wheeler Gorge after the tunnels to Lockwood Valley Rd.,
southbound from Lockwood Valley Rd at Ozena Fire Station.
Lockwood Valley Road is open to residents.