North Pass Fire Update for 09-08-2012
Incident: North Pass Wildfire
NORTH PASS FIRE INFORMATION
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Covelo, CA - The North Pass Fire remains at 41,983 acres. Containment is steadily increasing and today is at 81%.
Firefighters continue to strengthen and widen the fire line around the fire. The fire is now completely surrounded by line. This line has either been built by firefighters or created by the fire burning up to roads or rocky ridges or river beds. Firefighters continue to improve this line and mop up interior hotspots. There is some heat remaining near Uhl Peak on the southeast fire perimeter; all other hotspots are well inside the fire perimeter. Good progress has been made on chipping and suppression repair along Mendocino Pass Road (FH-7). This road is expected to be open to the public tomorrow.
Smoke from two fires south of Covelo has been moving north and impacting air quality communities around the North Pass fire.
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. Hunters, please note that the Mendocino National Forest has a Forest Closure Order in the fire area.
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: 11 engines, 26 water tenders, 5 dozers, 11 hand-crews, 7 aircraft
Total Personnel: 685