Wildfire Update: Cabin Fire Meeting and More

2015_08_02-13.34.46.874-CDT

Cabin Fire Smoke Seen from Eagle Feather Trading Post (620 AM)

Public Meeting

California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 is holding a community meeting to provide the public with current information on Cabin Fire and current suppression efforts. Fire management representatives will provide an update on the fire’s current activity and be available to answer questions.

Please bring a lawn chair as the meeting will be outside in the meadow.

Contact the Cabin Fire Information at (559) 462-0088 for more information

Fire Update

Basic Information

Current as of 8/2/2015, 7:24:53 PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Sunday July 19th, 2015 approx. 08:00 AM
Location 8 miles northeast of Camp Nelson, CA in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest
Incident Commander Jerry McGowan

Current Situation

Total Personnel 394
Size 2,619 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 2%
Fuels Involved Timber (Grass and Understory)
Significant Events Heavy fuels continued to burn out within the fire perimeter. The fire was actively backing in pockets of heavy fuel exposed to the sun and wind. Single and group torching was observed. Spotting occurred up to 1/4 mile to the NW of the fire and SE of Peck’s Cabin

Outlook

Planned Actions Firefighters completed indirect line preparation along the ridge to the west of the fire for use as a possible primary containment line. If the fuel and weather conditions are favorable, firefighters may continue strategic firing operation near Pecks to remove unburned fuels between the fire line and the main fire if needed. Continue contingency planning..
Projected Incident Activity Single and group tree torching with moderate rates of spread.
Remarks The Lion Fire, 2011 was located North of the Cabin Fire. The Soda Fire, 2014 was located South of the Cabin Fire. Both of these previously burned areas should help slow the growth of the Cabin Fire to the North and to the South. Contingency planning with affected agencies and jurisdictions is ongoing to address structure defense and resident evacuations if communities near the perimeter become threatened.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns Observed: Southwesterly flow continued however moisture for thunderstorm formation stayed north of the fire. High temperatures ranged from near 80 degrees at 6500 feet to around 70 at the 9200 foot level. Relative humidity minimums ranged from 20-25%. Winds were generally south to southeast 6-9 mph with gusts to around 20 mph
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