CA-SQF-Castle

State ID:CA-
3 letter designator:SQF
Fire name: Castle
Location: Little Kern river Golden trout wilderness
Reported acres:400
Rate of spread: moderate
Report on Conditions: steep inaccessible terrain
Structure threat:no
Resources:6 hand crews and various aircraft
Hazards:
Weather: possible thunderstorms
Radio channels:
Scanner link:
Webcam link:https://rockyags.cr.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/camHist_movie.pl?camera=jordan_peak_2&visible=false&date=20200822&frame=64
Agency Website:https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7048/

Just above me a little ways located in the Castle Rock, Golden Trout Wilderness area. Heard they had progress stopped however forecast of thunderstorm next few days could be a big issue.

They stopped progress to the south on a ridge with retardant but it’s still moving northeast and looks like it is heating up on the satellite.

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It’s on the move, the inversion has lifted.

https://rockyags.cr.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/camHist_movie.pl?camera=bald_mountain_1&visible=false&date=20200822&frame=80

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There’s another fire further up the little Kern that is starting to wake up now.

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Tankers 75, 76, and 78 are working with AA410. AA340 inbound to Porterville.

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CIIMT12 Nobles just picked this up. They transition out of the Dome tonight at 1800.

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AA340 and lead 49 coming in. It looks a bit angry.

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Anything new on the one further up the little Kern?

That one is the shotgun fire, going to let it burn for now because of location and resource availability.

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like shot gun approach. very good.

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516 acres per inciweb.

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Now 2000 acres and shotgun is 200.

Using Modis and VIIRS this morning, I mapped Castle at 820 ac, Shotgun at 166 ac, Fish Creek at 52 ac and no heat signature for Bear 2 or Ponderosa.

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This was from Jordan Pk #2

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Shot from Shirley peak.

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TF 5182 enroute from porterville. Sounds like some evacs are happening in ponderosa area.

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That is why the tankers were working the ridge east of ponderosa yesterday.

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any specifics?

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