Working column on the Mount Bullion Camera. Not sure if it’s MMU or SNF but looks like maybe Briceburg area off 140 east of Mariposa?
Mt Bullin Cam just saw a tanker drop.
Briceburg fire, difficult access, potential for 100+
Briceberg bridge in the Midpines area.
4 additional Crews and 2 additional Tankers ordered. Reported in 7300 Block of HWY 140.
EDIT, now a total of 12 Crews and 4 Divisions on order.
20 plus acres with torching and spotting per the IC. He also ordered 10 additional engines.
Sounds they are opening some Dozer lines from the Detwiler Fire, That will allow better access for Crews.
IC requesting overhead and general staff positions begin being filled for forecasted growth
Helitanker 95B enroute from Fresno Tanker Base. T-134 enroute from McCellan.
This is the area that hasn’t burned along the merced river canyon, the telegraph fire was on the north side of the river and a ways west.
The head of the fire is holding in retardant. It is now a matter of getting Crews into the fire. The heel is on HWY 140.
T-134 released enroute to McClellan for a load then divert to the American fire. T-82 released returning to Columbia loaded. 79, 80, and 83 released on the ground at Columbia.
IC ordering Tankers back for a spot fire across the Canyon. Unknown size or ROC. Smoke showing on the Cam again.
Now upping the Tanker order to 4. The fire is making a good push up Canyon.
IC reports spot fire is 15-20 acres & has retardant around it but still high potential for growth, aircraft will be finishing for the day soon. AA, 2 tankers & 4 copters ordered for tomorrow morning.
Edit at 1900; IC also reporting that the spot fire is inaccessible w/ retardant the only thing holding it, line won’t be cut out tonight thus will still have open flanks in the morning.
The i.c. wanted dozers to access 4s11(?) Via carstens road but carstens is blocked by logs.
IC has asked for AA-51 for mapping and to help keep eyes on rollout and snags.
The spot is now about 40 acres and well established. The fire is still making runs and IC is adding Branches and Divisions tonight in preparation for tomorrow.
Watching the 1 hour loop on the Bullion cam… Runs are visible…but diurnals appear to be taking the spread,or at least the column laterally…validating the pre planning by the IC.( What did we do before these cameras and night capable aircraft!?) (( Rhetorical statement))
I missed the entire order for tomorrow, but IC ordered Strike Teams and Crews for the anticipated growth overnight. The spot which is now bigger than the original fire is still unstaffed and only has retardant around it.