Likely Fire Evening Update 9/9/12
Incident: Likely Wildfire
Likely Fire Update
Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 8:00 p.m.
For Immediate Release Contact: Jim Wilkins 760 218-4316
Location: The fire is located on Tule Mountain within the Wilderness Study Area. Approximately 3 miles
south of the community of Likely on Hwy. 395
Acres Burned: 10,000 acres Percent Contained: 45%
Cause: Motorhome Fire Date Started: September 5, 2012 at approx. 11:25 AM.
Expected Containment: Wed Sept. 12, 2012 Expected Controlled: No time given
Injuries: 3 Estimated Cost To Date: $951,300.
Hand crews 14 Engines 24 Helicopters 3 Dozers 7 Water Tenders 9
Total personnel assigned to fire: 514
Current Fire Situation:
The Likely fire has been burning since September 5 in the Tule Wilderness Study Area three miles south
of Likely on Hwy 395. A Red Flag Warning was issued. Fire activity today was driven by a combination of
high heat, low humidity and high winds. There was a 75 acre spot over a containment line in the
southwest section of the fire. This spot generated a large volume of smoke over a large area. The
weather this evening is cooperating with calmer winds higher humidity and cooler temperatures. Crews
will be working the spot until midnight tonight while conditions are favorable.
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 fire is near the Modoc National Forest boundary, but there are no access limitations to
the Blue Lake Campground or the South Warner Wilderness. Jess Valley Road is open. Hunters are
asked to stay out of the fire area for their own safety. Fire restrictions are in effect on BLM and national
forest lands, limiting campfires to developed and posted campgrounds and recreation sites. Vehicles must
remain on established roads and trails.
Weather and Fire Behavior:
Weather forecast calls for cooler temperatures during the daytime, slightly higher humidity and calmer
Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team #2
John Truett Incident Commander