Hathaway Fire Update, June 16, 2013; 0700 Hrs
Incident: Hathaway Wildfire
Hathaway Fire Update
June 16th, 2013 8:00am
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: 52%
Acres Burned: 3807 Injuries: 9
Cause: Under Investigation Containment Expected: June 25th, 2013
Hand crews 24 Engines 37
Helicopters 14 Water Tenders 20
Air Tankers 10 Dozers 7
Total personnel assigned to fire: 1031
Overnight crews continued to build and secure fireline around the fire perimeter with minimal fire activity overnight. Firefighters have been using “Minimal Impact Suppression Tactics” in the San Gorgonio Wilderness to manage this wildland fire, with the goal of creating the least impact to natural and cultural resources. A specialized infrared-equipped plane flew the entire fire perimeter overnight checking for any remaining hot spots as well as using the technology to map the fire. The change in acreage burned reflects more accurate mapping as a result of the flight. The number of injuries changed due to the clarification of a reportable injury.
The Hathaway Fire started on June 9th at approximately 11:57 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 infestation.
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.
The National Weather Service meteorologist assigned to the incident has forecast gusty southwest winds, peaking this afternoon and evening. The gusty winds will be accompanied by relative humidity down into the teens and single digits. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-eighties throughout the day today.
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
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