3 letter designator: KNF
Fire name: Yeti (formally China 2 & Evans 2)
Location: HWY 96-Seiad Valley, Siskiyou County
Rate of spread: Rapid
Report on Conditions: 2 Lightning fires, Evans 50 Acres RROS, Evans 2 Fire 5-7 acres, Holding
Hwy 96 closed
Seiad Valley is on the Klamath National Forest, my guess is the 3 letter designator should be KNF
Per NOPS News and Notes:
Evans Mountain, 5 mi West of Seiad Valley
Federal DPA, FRA, Klamath National Forest
Start time: 2058 on 7/29
- 100 acres brush and timber, 0% contained
- 81 degrees, 22% RH, wind ESE @ 6 mph, gusts to 9 mph
- Threat to structures
- Evacuation Orders and Warnings in effect
- Highway 96 closed
- Red Flag Warning in effect today for abundant lightning on dry fuels
- Federal ground resources committed
3 posts were merged into an existing topic: CA-KNF-China 2??
From the KNF Facebook page:
Initial Ops Map for 7/31:
CalTopo Modis-Virs Map with McKinney and China 2 on left.
FYI, as some had expected and per this morning’s NOPS sitrep page, China will be managed by the McKinney IMT.
Happy Camp is being set up for logistics due to the drive to and from Yreka.
China backed all the way to the Klamath through the day on div M. Inversion/weather kept behavior to a minimum.
Strike Team 6074C from Riverside County Op Area responding to the incident.
I think 6074c is going to McKinney
Maybe they got diverted, original order was for the McKinney.
#yetifire afternoon update: we’ve hit the height of the burn period and it’s hot and dry, as expected. We’re seeing an increase in fire activity, with fire backing in multiple fingers toward Highway 96 and increased activity on the southwest corner of the fire. So far, the fire has stayed within containment lines. Crews are working on the ground and helicopters are up in the air. We’ll update again if anything changes.
The noon IR looks like it has some fresh firing going on to keep ahead of the fire coming up on the SW corner.
One thing we’ve been noticing is Yeti Fire is pretty much surrounded by areas burned in past decade. Scars won’t stop Yeti’s spread, but 2020 Slater takes up most of the area between fire and Happy Camp. 2012 Goff Fire probably won’t slow fire down much, it hasn’t had a lot of management since the fire, but also, had a lot of low-severity fire then.
Seiad Valley local Jamie Allen sent photos of what looks to be great fire effects in area backing to River.
awesome. thanks…a picture is worth a thousand words