Forest Service Road Closure
Forest Service Road Closure Order No. 14-12-03 An emergency Forest Service road closure is being implemented to protect public and firefighter safety during the Ward Fire on the Shasta-Trinity... more
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The fire is 100% contained. Fire crews will continue to mop up the fire 300' into the perimeter and focus on fire line rehabilitation. Fire suppression rehabilitation is critical in the protection of watershed areas. The fire resulted in the loss of vegetation, exposing soil to erosion and increased water runoff that may lead to flooding and high levels of sedimentation of waterways.
A forest road closure is being implemented to protect public and firefighter safety during the Ward Fire. The area will be closed to ensure that the public does not enter into an area that is currently threatened by fire or where suppression rehabilitation efforts may be ongoing. The roads will be closed due to hazardous conditions, such as low visibility, dust, narrow and windy road conditions and increased fire operations traffic. These closures will remain in place until the area is safe for the public. Please see the Forest Orders and closure maps at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3260.
|Date of Origin||Tuesday September 11th, 2012 approx. 12:50 AM|
|Location||Four miles South of Castella CA|
|Incident Commander||David Cooper|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday September 13th, 2012 approx. 06:00 PM|
Timber Litter and duff.
Litter fire burning deeply into the duff layer and stump holes.
Fire suppression repair on all Divisions, mop-up to 300' continues.
Continue suppression line repair on all Divisions. Concentration will be on suppression repair efforts to minimize future sediment issues due to runoff into watershed. Support READ and BARE operations with equipment and logistical needs.
Ward declared controlled at 1800 on 9/15/12. Emergency road clousre in effect of Forest Road 39N13 approximately from Sims Flat camp ground to Forest Road 39N13E at the top of the fire. Fire Suppression repair all Divisions, mop-up 300 feelt continues. Minimize further impact to the watersheads. The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team continues to manage the Bagley and Ward incidents separately. 100 % of the Ward Fire is on non-federal lands.
|Wind Conditions||11G18 mph SW|