Anybody tracking solid info in this one? Family in Crescent City just said they got an alert that Gasquet has 4 hrs to evacuate with NE winds expected and fire backing down towards 199 headed for Gasquet.
That is accurate from what Im hearing. Id recommend this thread for the best intel and data.
From Watch Duty
8/21/23 Morning update from North Ops - CA-SRF Smith River Complex: 30,397 acres brush and timber, 0% contained. Power has been shut off for large portion of Del Norte County. Structures threatened with Evacuation Orders remain. Threat to high power transmission power lines, communication sites, critical wildlife habitat and historical and cultural resources. Highway 199 is closed with multiple County roads closed in the area. Several U.S. Forest Service campgrounds in the area are closed. There is a Red Flag Warning in effect until 11 am for strong gusty winds. CA-Type 2, IMT 15 (Clemo) in command.
I Have started making Data Packages for this incident for TAK users. maps.takserver.us
Looks like this complex missed out on the rain and got the NE winds, instead. This morning’s IR shows 3.5 mile push SW on Holiday Fire, and 2.5 miles on Kelly Fire. White line is 24 hrs growth.
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Hi there. Does anyone have a scanner link? Thank you!
All of the scanners for that area are offline.
Big iron show ringing Gasquet, and seeing a lot of VLAT indirect drops right from the camp at Gasquet airstrip. I thought if the camp can see the whites of the pilot’s eyes it might be a sign to consider memorizing the path from your tent to the temporary refuge area, hopefully upwind from all the man-made flammables strewn about the airstrip…
Red Flag Warning Issued for Gasquet CA from 3pm Thursday 8/24 through 2am Friday 8/25.
Just did a livestream with intel and discussion on Smith River and KNF Happy Camp Complex fires: https://www.youtube.com/live/b5yHsYARhfE?si=ufvC_wmFUzRkZhdF
I’m sure there is, but any critical resource needs
Based on GOES data it looks like the whole complex is awake and moving today or there is some major firing operations going on.
Cooking on a few sides now. Cumulus fields developing to the east and southeast, they may become the afternoon’s thunderstorms.
Firing operation interior, of the Kelly to square it up. Some activity in DIV MM on the east side.
This dozer line was cut early this week atop High Divide:
Looks like a control or contingency line?? Box seems big??
Primary box on the ops maps is 120k acres. 80k north of hwy 199.
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