Stafford Fire Update - September 12, 8:00am
Incident: Stafford Wildfire
September 12, 2012
Evacuations and road closures were lifted and no restrictions are in place as of 6:00 p.m. last night for the areas of Barker Creek west to Big Creek Road, which involves Barker Creek Road, Meadow Lane, Barker Valley area, Duncan Road up to and including Duncan Creek Lane, Morgan Hill and Wild Things area and Wildwood Road. Because of heavy equipment and fire traffic, non-residents should not go into these areas.
Last night crews made good progress with mop up and will continue with mop up operations and repair of fire suppression operations in all divisions. Fire is expected to stay within the containment lines, but will continue to consume unburned vegetation within the fire perimeter.
Power lines have been reenergized to the residences on Wildwood Road and in the Wild Things area. Power has not been completely restored past the residences due to snags that must be felled before lines can be reenergized.
The fire is being managed under Unified Command. Northern California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 (Nor Cal 1) along with an IC and support staff from the CAL-FIRE, Shasta Trinity unit has been delegated responsibility for suppression of this fire.
The Red Cross evacuation center has closed. Travelers are advised to take extra care while driving on Hwy 3 due to fire equipment traffic.
The Happy Fire, which is located four miles northeast of Mad River, started on September 5, 2012 and has burned 75 acres and is a 100% contained. Crews will continue to patrol.
Location: 5 miles east-southeast of Hayfork, California south of Highway
Start Date & Report Time: September 5, 2012 at 2:42 p.m.
Cause: Under investigation human caused
Percent Containment: 85%
Estimated Containment: September 12, 2012
Resources: Hand Crews: 30
Water Tenders: 24
Estimated Cost-to-Date: $8,700,000
Total personnel assigned to the incident: 1,127
Additional Information: Additional fire information can be obtained by calling (530) 628-5459. Also check Inciweb.org for additional updates.