North Pass Fire Update 09-07-2012
Incident: North Pass Wildfire
NORTH PASS FIRE INFORMATION
Friday, September 7, 2012
Covelo, CA - The North Pass Fire remains at 41,983 acres. Containment is steadily increasing and today is at 72%.
Firefighters are continuing to improve fire line at the northern perimeter of the line in the Yolla Bolly Wilderness. The main activity on the fire is repair of damage that occurred during fire suppression activities. Chipping of downed logs along Mendocino Pass Road (FH-7) may be complete by Saturday evening; if the weather holds and progress continues as planned, FH-7 will be open on Sunday.
Last night a spot fire occurred outside of the fire line near the intersection of M-1 and Espee Ridge Road. It was quickly contained.
Smoke from other fires burning in Northern California is predicted to move north. Impacts to residents in the North Pass area may include smoke from the 16 Complex in Colusa County.
Evacuations have been lifted for the majority of the Bauer Ranch subdivision. The damage assessment has been completed. An additional 10 structures were found for a total of 26 structures destroyed in the North Pass fire. Roads in the area still remain closed due to firefighting activity and removal of hazardous trees.
PARTIAL MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURE IN EFFECT
Evacuations have been lifted for the following areas and residents are allowed back in
with ID but Forest Roads remain closed to non-residents
Indian Dick Rd from FH 7 (Mendocino Pass Rd) to Boardman Camp
FH 7 (Mendocino Pass Rd) from Eel River Workstation to benchmark 2444
Closure order remains in effect for the fire area, including all road closures. Forest Highway 7 remains closed from Eel River Station to Mendocino Pass.
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North Pass Fire Summary:
Size: 41,983 acres
Date Started: 08/18/2012
Expected Containment: 09/10/2012
Injuries to Date: 9
Impacts: Smoke impacts to local communities and commercial wineries; hunters and recreationists impacted by forest closure
Resources: 34 engines, 24 water tenders, 5 dozers, 15 hand-crews, 6 aircraft
Total Personnel: 901