North Pass Fire Update for 09-09-2012
Incident: North Pass Wildfire
NORTH PASS FIRE INFORMATION
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Covelo, CA - The North Pass Fire remains at 41,983 acres. Containment is steadily increasing and is now at 89%.
Crews continue to improve fire line. The main effort, however, has shifted to mop up, fire suppression repair and roadside chipping. Crews continue to cut down snags and remove fallen trees along M1, M2, M4, FH-7 and Blands Cove Rd. Dirt roads used for access or contingency lines are being re-graded. Please note that roadside chipping operations involve heavy equipment and may block the forest roads, which are closed for this reason. Please help firefighters finish this fire by staying off the roads in the fire area.
Smoke from two fires south of Covelo has been moving north and impacting air quality in communities around the North Pass fire.
Management of the North Pass fire is transitioning to a smaller management team on Tuesday at 6AM. The Base Camp and the Incident Command Post (ICP) will be co-located at the Round Valley Airport.
MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURE IN EFFECT
Forest Order 08-13-13
See http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/mendocino/alerts-notices/ aid=14153
FOREST ROADS REMAIN CLOSED
>INCLUDING MENDOCINO PASS RD FH-7 <
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: 10 engines, 19 water tenders, 5 dozers, 9 hand-crews, 3 aircraft
Total Personnel: 605