State ID: CA
3 letter designator: TNF
Fire name: North
Location: Emigrant Gap area
Reported acres: 200
Rate of spread: RROS
Report on Conditions: Spotting
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State ID: CA
ROSS is currently showing 4 type 3 engine strike teams, 4 tenders, 1 dozer and IC, DIVS pending for the North incident.
Currently 11 air tankers, including 2 VLATs assigned. Rotor wings dipping out of Lake Valley Res
500-600 acres still actively spotting in bug kill timber.
“Wildfire forces campground evacuations in Placer County” KCRA3 TV
Currently sitting around 700-800 acres, Fire is lying down for the evening and all fixed wing tankers are off the fire, actually sounds like they got Retardant around a good chunk of this thing, we’ll see what tomorrow brings.
Let’s hope for a safe, rapid end to this one. I saw that there is the possibility of dry lightning hitting the area, and the Plumas, in 2 days.
Nor Cal Team 1 has been assigned (Type 2 IMT). Not sure what time the in- brief be.
Big overhead order just hit ROSS for the team…saying 1600 in-brief for 9/4.
Reports saying 500 acres, 10% containment as of 0800 9/4/18. Unsure of the accuracy of this information.
Sounds like XNE nad XTB ares sending out a T3 ST
Bald Mountain Cam showing a pretty good column this morning.
Size: 999 Acres
The activity on the Mt Lincoln camera
making it clear that the North Fire still has some life left in it.
Size: 1,274 Acres
Current Situation: The fire is now confined by constructed firelines and by natural barriers. In the next 24 hours the fire’s perimeter will be tested, particularly in the northeast corner near Black Mountain. Fire managers are feeling confident that if the fire does not grow during the next 24 hours, the forward spread of the fire will be stopped. Threats to values at risk from the fire will then diminish, and most areas will reopen to public access.
Sad news from the North Fire. This morning a contract dozer operator was in voted in a vehicle accident on I-80 near Blue Canyon.
Blue Canyon, CA.- This morning, September 11, 2018, at approximately 5:45 a.m., Antonio (Tony) Flores, 37, an employee with Kent Siller Trucking, was involved in a fatal vehicle accident on west bound I-80 just east of Blue Canyon. Mr. Flores was working for the company and assigned to the North Fire as a private contractor operating a bulldozer. He was driving to the Incident Command Post located at the Blue Canyon Airport.
The North Fire has been burning for a week southeast of Blue Canyon on the Tahoe National Forest. The Fire is being managed by the Northern California Interagency Incident Team 1. Incident Commander Curtis Coots said that all firefighters working on the North Fire are deeply saddened by the death of a fellow firefighter. “This has been an extremely tough fire season for our firefighters both physically and emotionally”, Coots said.
Tahoe National Forest Supervisor, Eli Ilano, conveyed “The U.S. Forest Service and the employees of the Tahoe National Forest send our thoughts and condolences to the Flores family. We honor the service Tony Flores provided to the national forests.”
Mr. Flores is survived by his wife of 18 years and four children, ranging in age from 9–16 years old. Mr. Flores is a lifelong resident of the Yuba City area.
He has worked for Kent Siller Trucking for more than 20 years as a master mechanic and heavy equipment operator. According to Neil Siller, spokesperson for the company, Mr. Flores was like a brother and son of the Siller family. “He had an outstanding work ethic” Siller said, ‘he was our ‘go to’ guy on all types of projects”. He has been working as a bulldozer operator for three years and has worked on fires both large and small for the U.S. Forest Service and CAL FIRE during that time.
The cause of the accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol and the Placer County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office.
This just hurts. Great guy and strong work ethic just like the company said. Just worked with him personally on the last fire. Sad day. Prayers for his family.