Hathaway Fire Update June 10, 2013; 0900 Hrs
Incident: Hathaway Wildfire
Hathaway Fire Update
June 10, 2013
San Bernardino National Forest Fire Information Line 909 383-5688
Location: North of City of Banning Date Started: June 9, 2013
San Bernardino National Forest
Percent Contained: 15%
Acres Burned: 1,500
Cause: Under Investigation Injuries: 0
Full Containment Expected: June 25, 2013
Hand crews 32
Water Tenders 7
Air Tankers 9
Total personnel assigned to fire: 999
The Hathaway Fire started on June 9th at approximately 1157 on the Northern portion of the Morongo Indian Reservation. It is currently burning in steep, rugged terrain in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Many of the fuels burning have been impacted by drought and bark beetle kill. Extreme fire behavior has been observed and is expected today. There is continued potential for large fire growth into the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Emphasis today is on continuing direct fire line construction to establish contingency lines, establish helispots and spike camps.
Keep the fire:
North of Foothill Road...South of South Fork Whitewater River...East of Banning Canyon... West of Millard Canyon
Protect life and property while engaging in sound risk management
Avoid, mitigate or eliminate all identified hazards.
Provide timely public information on current and predicted fire conditions.
Smoke from the Hathaway fire will continue to be visible during active burning periods in the mountain communities. Depending on changing weather conditions, smoke may create decreased visibility and increased problems for people with respiratory diseases.
There are no road closures in the fire area
A dry Low Pressure system is moving in from the coast. A High Pressure system will rebuild in the area
Tuesday and Wednesday bringing high winds, lower humidities and poor humidity recovery at night.
US Forest Service, Cal-Fire Riverside Unit, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Morongo Tribal Bureau of Indian Affairs, Riverside County Fire
Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 2
Don Garwood, Incident Commander
For more information please go to www.inciweb.nwcg.gov