Likely Fire Morning Update 9/10/12
Incident: Likely Wildfire
Sunday, September 10, 2012 - 8:00 a.m.For Immediate ReleaseContact: Jim Wilkins 760 218-4316
Fire Status:Location: The fire is located on Tule Mountain within the Wilderness Study Area. Approximately 3 milessouth of the community of Likely on Hwy. 395Acres 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 givenInjuries: 3 Estimated Cost To Date: $1,585,000.
Resources:Hand crews 14 Engines 24 Air Tanker 2 Helicopters 3 Dozers 7 Water Tenders 9Total 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 southof Likely on Hwy 395. A Red Flag Warning was issued. Fire activity today was driven by a combination ofhigh heat, low humidity and high winds. There was a 75 acre spot over a containment line in thesouthwest section of the fire yesterday. This spot generated a large volume of smoke seen over a largearea. Crews worked into the evening to contain the spot and reinforce lines. Hand crews and aircraft willmake a concentrated effort today to put a line around the spot and complete fire line. Weather conditionsare favorable this morning.
Incident Priorities: 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 concernAdvisories:The fire is near the Modoc National Forest boundary, but there are no access limitations tothe Blue Lake Campground or the South Warner Wilderness. Jess Valley Road is open. Hunters areasked to stay out of the fire area for their own safety. Fire restrictions are in effect on BLM and nationalforest lands, limiting campfires to developed and posted campgrounds and recreation sites. Vehicles mustremain on established roads and trails.
Weather and Fire BehaviorWeather forecast calls for cooler temperatures during the daytime today , slightly higher humidity andcalmer winds.
Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team #2John Truett Incident Commander