The Hill Fire started on June 23, 2012 at approximately 12:22 at Hungry Valley Campground, located on Ventura County land. Strong Santa Ana winds quickly pushed the fire into the Los Padres National Forest. The wind driven fire spread though heavy brush and steep, rugged terrain, making firefighting efforts challenging. Excellent air support assisted firefighters in stopping the forward movement of the fire. Although the fire has settled in remote, steep terrain, firefighters are making good progress in the suppression efforts. While originally the fire was thought to have been 1500 acres, proper mapping has shown a decrease in acreage to 689.
|Date of Origin||Saturday June 23rd, 2012 approx. 12:22 PM|
|Location||10 miles southeast of Frazier Park|
|Incident Commander||Dana D'andrea|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday June 27th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Isolated smoldering was observed.
Central Coast Interagency Incident Management Team 7 (Dana D'Andrea, IC)will be turning the fire back to the Mt. Pinos Ranger District tomorrow, June 28, 2012 as the type 3 management team will continue mopping up.This will be the last update from the fire and future updates will be done by the Goleta Supervisor's Office.
Patrol the fire and back haul supplies and trash.
Pushed by light east winds, initial reports put the fire at 2 acres. The fire rapidly grew to 200 acres within the next hours fanned by erratic winds. Fire, visible from I-5 corridor resulted in numerous reports, prompting a multiagency response. During initial attack, the U.S. Forest Service and Ventura County were in unified command. Late in the afternoon, the fire made significant runs to 400 acres, threatening the wilderness, public camping areas, riparian regions and sensitive areas. Official transition occurred from a type 3 IC to a type 2 IC at 1800 hours on 6/24/2012.While significant progress has been made towards fire containment, the risk of spread remains as alternative contingency plans are being developed by the incident management team.
|Wind Conditions||5 mph S|