Likely Wildfire 100% Percent Contained at 9,838Acres
Fire crews assisted by engines, helicopters and bull dozers have achieved 100% containment of this fire which burned 9,838 acres of sagebrush and juniper, three miles south of the California community of Likely. Firefighters continue to mop up "hot spots" on the perimeter of burned areas and reinforce containment lines. Work continues on repairing any damage from fire suppression activities.
The Likely Fire burned east of U. S. Highway 395 in the Bureau of Land Management Tule Mountain Wilderness Study Area. No structures were damaged or destroyed. The fire burned in livestock grazing areas and affected habitat for deer and pronghorn. It threatened habitat for greater sage-grouse.
The fire burned near the communities of Likely and Madeline and near a natural gas pipeline and powerline. There were no damages.
Moon Lake and West Valley Reservoir have been reopened for recreation. Visitors can access the South Warner Wilderness and the Blue Lake Campground. The Jess Valley Road is open.
A section of the Modoc Line Rail Trail through the fire area is impassable by vehicles because of fire damage to a culvert. The damaged area has been flagged.
The fire broke out Wednesday, Sept. 5, when a fire in a motorhome on Highway 395 spread onto the highway shoulder and into the brush and trees.
Southern California Incident Management Team 2 (Truett),transitioned the fire back to the BLM Alturas Field Office on Saturday, Sept. 15.
|Date of Origin||Wednesday September 05th, 2012 approx. 11:25 AM|
|Location||3 miles S. Likely CA|
|Incident Commander||Arnold Degarmo|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday September 14th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (grass and understory), grass, sage, juniper
Smoldering from hot spots identified Infrared flight within the current perimeter, creepingand isolated torching within islands.
Southern California Incident Management Team 2 has transitioned the fire back to the BLM Alturas Field Office.
Crews are continuing mop up and patrol.
Moon Lake and West Valley Reservoir have been reopened for recreation. Fire restrictions are in effect on BLM and National Forest lands, limiting campfires to developed and posted campgrounds and recreation sites only. Vehicles must remain on established roads and trails.
|Wind Conditions||6 mph SW|