CA-CND-French (SQF)

State ID: CA
3 letter designator: CND/SQF
Fire name: French
Location: Wagy Flat Road x Sawmill Road; Shirley Meadows, CA
Reported acres: 10
Rate of spread: rapid
Report on Conditions: torching, spotting, crown runs.
Structure threat: yes
Resources: BC-41 BC-6114 BE-5 COB-1 IA DIV-4 E-41 E-42 E-44 E-47 E-6330 E-6643 PT-44 PT-46
AA504, LEAD55, T01, T72, T74, T75, T76, T78, MAFFS4, MAFFS5, T914, HC407, HC408
Hazards: powerlines
Weather: SCE Willow Flat
Wofford Heights RAWS
Radio channels:
Scanner link: Kern County Fire Departments Live Audio Feed
Webcam link: Shirley Peak 2
Shirley Peak 1
Rocky Point 1
Breckenridge Peak 1
Fay Ranch 1
Tobias Peak 2
Agency Website:

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Sheeting in timber, 2021 in a nutshell.

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Spotting way ahead.

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Closest weather station showing

WSW 19 G31 RH 23%

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2AA, 6 AT’s, 3 VLATS (assume Kern meant a bravo lead plane)

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Anyone have the Air Tactics Freqs?

200 acres, running to the east.

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I believe 154.89

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Fire has spotted over the ridge into the area of structures.

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FIRIS Intel 12 enroute. ETA 1810

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No safe area for structure protection in Isabella Highlands, moving back to Highway 155 and firefront following.

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The Shirley peak/Alta Sierra area, that west side of the lake is notorious as one of the more complex areas from a wind perspective. That was my area for 12 years and many who are not from that area are completely surprised that the desert low draws/sucks air over from the S.J Valley up and over and down the Hwy 155 area and then out through Walker Pass to the desert. Many-many non local firefighters have been surprised and caught by winds blowing down slope when they thought the wind and fire would burn uphill during the afternoon. When there are strong winds down south, like Santa Ana’s, the lake would be calm because of the battle between the desert low and the S.A winds. This is an area that writes it’s own wind and slope rules. Many fires have started near Shirley Pk., and burned to the lake, completely opposite of what logical thinking (s-290/390) would take you. During a wind event there will be battles, and no one can afford to be caught in between the wind battling in this area.

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Well said, the krv is a weather system of it’s own

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A post was merged into an existing topic: CA-SQF-French???

937 acres from Intel 12 flight.

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Fire is on both sides of sawmill road.

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It’s going to be very interesting to see how the French Fire interacts with the new/surviving brush left behind by the Shirley Fire of not-too-long-ago June 2014

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Three lats almost on scene and a VLAT enroute.

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Well said boss

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Type 6 strike team enroute from Tulare County. TCFD B10, P8, P19, P20, P21, WLF P 86

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