|Date of Origin||Sunday August 12th, 2012 approx. 02:00 PM|
|Location||2.5 miles NW of Keys View|
|Incident Commander||Mary Stock|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday August 15th, 2012 approx. 06:00 PM|
Pinyon, juniper, scrub oak with extensive Joshua trees, blackbrush, cactus, and desert grasses.
Little growth in fire perimeter since Sunday. Winds have been relatively light aiding firefighting efforts. High temperatures (100 degrees)
National Geographic photographer on scene Tuesday to obtain photos for an NGS piece on threats to the Joshua tree.
Crews cutting handline along the south flank of the fire to complete a line around the fire perimeter. Water drops by helicopter (1) to continue on Tuesday. Mop up operations underway on remaining hot spots. On Wednesday, crews will begin rehab activities in afected burn areas. Resource advisors are conducting fire damage resource assessments.
Moderate growth in the fire occurred on Sunday. Growth slowed considerably on Monday with little growth on Tuesday. Containment is anticipated late Tuesday or Wednesday.
South flank of fire is on steep, rocky hilsides with 300-400 feet of relief. Northern flank of fire is on gentler terrain near an older fire scar.
Fire is burning in desert tortoise habitat, a threatened species under ESA. Fire is in wilderness. Firefighting objectives include minimizing impacts on park resources from firefighting activity.
|Wind Conditions||5-15 mph W|