August 19, 2012 Morning Update
Incident: Jawbone Complex Wildfire
Jawbone Complex Fire Update
Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 8:00 a.m.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Wilkins 760 218-4316
Location: Fire is located near 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: 98%
Cause: Lightning Date Started: August 10, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m.
Expected Containment: August 18, 2012 Expected Controlled: No time given
Injuries: 10 Estimated Cost To Date: $8,074,234
Hand crews 11 Engines 10 Helicopters 1 Dozers 4 Water Tenders 8
Total personnel assigned to fire: 326
This is the final update for the Jawbone Complex Fire. Up dates will continue on Inciweb.org for
the duration of the operation.
Current Fire Situation:
There are two fires in the Jawbone Complex; the Rim fire is the largest at 10,478 acres and 98% contained. The Jawbone fire is 1,987 acres and 100% contained.
Today, crews will continue to patrol the fire perimeter, extinguish hot spots and continue repair of suppression control lines. A majority of fire equipment and crews are being being released to work on other fires.
The Jawbone Complex will be turned back over to the Ridgecrest unit of BLM for management at 6a.m.
- 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.
Please contact the BLM Field Office at 760 384-5400 for updated information on when the trail will reopen.
Weather and Fire Behavior
The weather forecast calls for a warming and drying trend with only a slight of thunderstorms.
Southern California Interagency Incident Command Team #2
John Truett Incident Commander