Jawbone Complex Fire Update Friday, August 16, 8 Am
Incident: Jawbone Complex Wildfire
Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. For Immediate Release Contact: Jim Wilkins 760 218-4316 Fire Information Recording Line 916 591-9007 Fire Status Location: Fire is burning in the Jawbone Recreation Area...Approximately 10 miles west of the Jawbone Visitor Center and 8 miles northeast of Sand Canyon Road
Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 8:00 a.m.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Wilkins 760 218-4316
Fire Information Recording Line 916 591-9007
Location: Fire is burning in the Jawbone Recreation Area...Approximately 10 miles west of the Jawbone Visitor Center and 8 miles northeast of Sand Canyon Road
Acres Burned: 12,462 acres
Percent Contained: 70%
Date Started: August 10, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m.
Expected Containment: August 18, 2012
Expected Controlled: No time given
Estimated Cost To Date: $3,944,640
Hand crews 29 Engines 90 Helicopters 4 Dozers 21 Water Tenders 15
Total personnel assigned to fire: 1,178
Current Fire Situation:
Southern California Incident Team 2 assumed command of the Jawbone Complex at 6:00 a.m. on August 12, 2012. There are two fires in the Jawbone Complex; the Rim fire is the largest at 10,478 acres and 70% contained. The Jawbone fire is 1,987 acres and 100% contained. Firefighters have made excellent progress during favorable weather conditions constructing direct fire lines as well as secondary contingency fire lines. Crews worked through the night on the Rim branch improving fire lines. Crews are ensuring that no fire is burning within 300 feet of the control lines.
Today, crews are focusing on completing fire line on the S/W portion of the Rim fire. Hand crews, dozers, engines and helicopters will be working to finalize line construction.
To provide for firefighter and public safety and protection of property
To keep local residents and the general public informed in a timely fashion
Fight fire aggressively while minimizing the impact of fire suppression
To protect cultural biological areas of concern
The Pacific Crest Trail remains closed from Highway 58 North to the Sequoia National Forest boundary. Access into the Jawbone Recreational area may be limited to the fire activity and emergency response traffic.
Weather and Fire Behavior
The weather has been favorable the past 24 hours. The weather forecast calls for wind speeds up to 15 mph out of the west, temperatures in the 90's.Increased chance of thundershowers over the next three days
Southern California Interagency Incident Command Team #2
John Truett Incident Commander