Hathaway Fire Update 6-19-2013 7pm
Incident: Hathaway Wildfire
Hathaway Fire Update
June 19,2013 7:00 pm
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 Injuries: 10
Percent Contained: 83% Cause: Under Investigation
Acres Burned: 3823 Containment Expected: June 25th, 2013
Hand crews 9 Engines 6
Helicopters 2 Water Tenders 13
Total personnel assigned to fire: 420
Summary: Containment is now at 83% with no expansion of the fire. Due to more accurate data the acreage has been changed to 3,823 acres. Fire crews will continue with hotspot patrol and fireline construction and will continue until the fire is contained. A Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER) team is now on scene. BAER teams are staffed by specially trained professionals who evaluate the burned area and propose treatments to minimize the effects of the fire. Additionally, the process has started to eliminate some of the resource impacts caused by fire suppression efforts. The goal is to return the area to as a natural condition as possible.
On Thursday 6/20 at 6 am the management of the Hathaway fire will transition from Southern California Incident Management Team 2 to San Bernardino National Forest.
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 occasional smoke.
Predicted Weather: The Incident Meteorologist forecasts tonights temperatures ranging in the mid fifties. Winds will be from the west with speeds around 10mph.
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