Hathaway Fire Update, June 17, 2013; 1900 Hrs
Incident: Hathaway Wildfire
Hathaway Fire Update June 17th, 2013 7:00pm
San Bernardino National Forest Fire Information Line: (909) 383-5688
Location: North of City of Banning
Date Started: June 9th, 2013
Percent Contained: 73%
Cause: Under Investigation
Acres Burned: 3807
Containment Expected: June 25th, 2013
Hand crews 16, Engines 26, Helicopters 10, Water Tenders 16, Air Tankers 8, Dozers 3
Total personnel assigned to fire: 749
Summary: The fire containment has increased to 73% today, with no increase in acreage. Firefighters will continue to build fireline as we move towards full containment. Crews focused their efforts today on remaining hot spots. Within the San Gorgonio Wilderness, crews are using ‘Minimal Impact Suppression Tactics’ to manage the fire with the least impact to natural and cultural resources.
The Hathaway Fire started on June 9th at approximately 11:57 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.
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.
Predicted Weather: Southwest up-canyon winds will peak early this evening then weaken overnight. Overnight temperatures will be in the 60s.
Agencies Involved: 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
For more information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3415/ or follow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/SanBernardinoNF
Don Garwood, Incident Commander, Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 2