Hathaway Fire Update, June 14, 2013; 1900 Hrs
Incident: Hathaway Wildfire
Short runs toward the Whitewater River generated a significant column of smoke this afternoon.Hathaway Fire Update June 14, 2013 7:00pm
San Bernardino National Forest Fire Information Line: 909 383-5688
Location: North of City of Banning Date Started: June 9th, 2013
San Bernardino National Forest
Percent Contained: 45%
Acres Burned: 3596 Injuries: 10
Cause: Under Investigation Containment Expected: June 25, 2013
Hand crews 33 Engines 47
Helicopters 12 Water Tenders 21
Air Tankers 10 Dozers 7
Total personnel assigned to fire: 1228
Summary: The Hathaway Fire started on June 9th at approximately 1157 AM on the Northern portion of the Morongo Indian Reservation. The fire burned north into the San Gorgonio Wilderness on the San Bernardino National Forest. This area is very steep and rugged terrain, with significant tree mortality as a result of the 1999-2004 drought and bark beetle infestation.
The fire has made short runs toward the Whitewater River which generated a significant column of smoke this afternoon. Smoke has been visible over a wide area however there is no threat to any communities. Night flying air attack will be utilized this evening and has the capabilities of Infrared Video. Overnight, firefighters will continue to construct and improve hand line.
Road / Trail Closures / Evacuations:
There are no road closures or evacuations in the fire area however users of the Vivian Creek Trail may be impacted by the smoke.
General southwest/up canyon winds will continue through this evening before diminishing. Humidity recovery will be good at lower elevations and poor to moderate at higher elevations.
US Forest Service, Cal-Fire Riverside Unit, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Riverside County Fire
Don Garwood, Incident Commander, Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 2