Hathaway Fire Update, June 15, 2013 0700 Hrs
Incident: Hathaway Wildfire
Hathaway Fire Update
June 15, 2013 7:00am
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: 3715 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
The Hathaway Fire started on June 9th at approximately 1157 A.M. 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 infe station.Overnight firefighters worked aggressively to secure, monitor, and build fireline in all areas of the incident. A significant amount of fireline construction has been completed along the western and southern perimeter. The large type 1 helicopters will continue to support the firefighters on the ground as they build fireline along the unsecured fire edge. Within the fire perimeter, there has been minimal fire activity along areas with completed fireline. Smoke may continue to be seen from the desert communities.
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 smoke.
Mostly sunny, with temperatures in the eighties. General southwest/up canyon winds will continue with the strongest winds expected this afternoon and evening. Afternoon humidity will be into the teens to mid-twenties.
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