Fire line has been established completely around the Lost Fire, meaning it is 100% "contained". The public could continue to see smoke from the fire. Isolated pockets of unburned vegetation may ignite, producing columns of smoke visible from surrounding areas. When there is no longer a foreseeable threat of the fire escaping the containment lines, the fire will be called "controlled".
Firefighters will remain on the fire to patrol, mop-up hot spots, and complete suppression repair in all secured divisions of the fire. Suppression repair is the effort to return the affected area to pre-fire conditions. Fire crews construct water bars along hand and dozer lines to minimize surface and gully erosion. Crews also remove berms on dozer lines and repair roads used during the suppression of the fire to return those areas to a stable functioning condition to minimize erosion run-off.
Advisories and Closures:
• Nevada State Route 34 is now open. The public is advised to travel with caution between NV-SR 8A and Lost Creek Road to the south.
• The High Rock Canyon recreation area and surrounding backcountry areas are under evacuation and road closures along the recreation area are in effect.
• Fire Camp is located at the Modoc County Fairgrounds in Cedarville, California, which is currently closed for use by the public.
Special Notice: Archery hunters, please be careful and watchful for fire crews when hunting in the vicinity of the Lost Fire area. Please observe advisories and closures that are in place.
Fire officials remind residents and visitors that fire restrictions are in effect for public lands and national forests in northeast California. Campfires are permitted only in posted recreation sites. Chainsaws may not be used after 1:00pm daily.
On Monday, August 13 at 6:00am, Northern California (NorCal) Interagency Incident Management Team 2 (Joe Molhoek, Incident Commander) will transfer the management of the Lost Fire to a Type 3 organization. This will be the final fire update for the Lost Fire.
Follow the Lost Fire on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/LostFireBLM.
|Date of Origin||Sunday August 05th, 2012 approx. 10:00 PM|
|Location||20 Miles SE of Eagleville, CA|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday August 12th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
5 - Brush (2 Feet) several years of grass crop, sage, juniper and pockets of mountain mahogany.
Creeping and smoldering within control lines.
Transition to a Type 3 team at 6:00 am on the 13th. Continue mop-up, patrol and repair on all flanks of the fire.
The fire is burning on the Winnemucca Field Office of the BLM. BLM--37,712 acres Private; 700 acres Little High Rock Wilderness; 19,579; acres High Rock Canyon Wilderness; 3,282 acres. Transition to a Type 3 organization will occur at 0600 on 8/13/2012. The Type 3 team will manage approximately 140 people by 12:00 hours. Increase in acres due to more accurate mapping.
|Wind Conditions||10 mph NW|