Hathaway Fire Update June 18 2013 7:00am
Incident: Hathaway Wildfire
San Bernardino National Forest Fire Information Line: (909) 383-5688
Location: North of City of Banning
Date Started: June 9th, 2013
Percent Contained: 78%
Cause: Under Investigation
Acres Burned: 3807
Containment Expected: June 25th, 2013
Hand crews 16 Engines 26
Helicopters 9 Water Tenders 16
Fixed Wing 3 Dozers 3
Total personnel assigned to fire: 749
Summary: There was no fire growth overnight, crews worked very aggressively towards full containment. Crews continued hotspot patrol and built handline where needed. ‘Minimal Impact Suppression Techniques’ are being utilized in the wilderness areas to lessen the firefighting impacts to cultural and natural resources. The release of excess resources will continue as needed to achieve resources and suppression objectives of the incident.
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: Gusty southwest winds will develop today with gusts up to 40mph. Temperatures will be in the mid-eighties with the humidity in the 10% to 20% range.
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
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Don Garwood, Incident Commander, Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 2