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Quarter Fire Update June 22, 2020 p.m.

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avatar Quarter Fire update 6/22/20 a.m.
June 22, 2020 04:38PM
LOCATION: Stanislaus National Forest
COMMAND TEAM: Stanislaus National Forest Type 3
ACRES: 15
PERCENT CONTAINED: 0%
TOTAL PERSONNEL – 273
8 Hand Crews, 1 Helicopter, 6 Engines, 4 Air Tankers, 9 Dozers, 1 Water Tender

CURRENT SITUATION: The fire held at 15 acres overnight. Today crews will construct direct handline around the fire perimeter where possible and safe. Dozers will continue constructing contingency lines to the south of the fire, near Cedar Ridge Subdivision. Last night dozers were able to open up additional access into the fire area, allowing engines and hand crews to get closer to the fire perimeter today. Road access is extremely limited in this very isolated area. The fire is located in the South Fork of the Stanislaus River approximately three miles upstream of the Lost Dutchman Mining Association property in the Grant Ridge (Forest Service Road 3N11) area. The fire is currently only burning on the north side of the river. The US Forest Service is working with Cal Fire resources to suppress the fire. Air support with both fixed wing and helicopter, will continue today to support ground efforts.

The fire has been managed as a full suppression incident from the start. Structure protection is in place for residences in the area and an Advisory Evacuation Order was issued for homes off Forest Road 3N11 and the north side of Cedar Ridge.

Visitors are asked to stay out of this area and all access roads to the fire to avoid interfering with fire crews and equipment supporting suppression efforts.

A Type 1 Fire Incident Management Team has been ordered for the fire and is expected to arrive at noon today. Additional suppression resources have also been ordered.

Weather conditions: Very dry conditions will persist throughout the area and temperatures near 100 degrees are expected to continue for the next several days.
Re: Quarter Fire update 6/22/20 a.m.
June 23, 2020 09:02AM
That's hitting a little close to home for us...



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avatar Quarter Fire Update June 22, 2020 p.m.
June 23, 2020 12:33PM
LOCATION: Stanislaus National Forest
COMMAND TEAM: Stanislaus National Forest Type 3
ACRES: 15
PERCENT CONTAINED: 10%
TOTAL PERSONNEL: 273
8 Hand Crews, 1 Helicopter, 6 Engines, 4 Air Tankers, 9 Dozers, 1 Water Tender

CURRENT SITUATION: The fire is now 10% contained. Today hand crews made good progress constructing fire line on the south side of the fire. Other crews were able to access the head of the fire and line construction will begin on this flank tonight or tomorrow morning. If crews continue to make good progress, fire line construction should be completed tomorrow morning before the heat of the day. Dozers made further progress constructing contingency lines to the south of the fire, near Cedar Ridge Subdivision.

Crews were also able create better access for engines and equipment today. Tomorrow crews will utilize hose lays from engines above the fire, and pumps on the bottom of the fire bringing water from the river to continue increasing the containment line width and for mop up activities.

The Advisory Evacuation Order issued for homes off Forest Road 3N11 and the north side of Cedar Ridge has been lifted as of 6 p.m. this evening.

The Fire Incident Commander would like to again request that the public stay out of this area and all access roads to the fire to avoid interfering with fire crews and equipment supporting suppression efforts. Unfortunately this has been an issue over the last two days, the public’s support is greatly appreciated. The safety of fire fighters and the public is our number one priority.
Prior to arrival, the Type 1 Fire Incident Management Team was released from the incident today. The incident will continue to be managed by the Stanislaus National Forest Type 3 Team.

Fire behavior and smoke were minimal throughout the day and are expected to remain so.
Weather conditions: Very dry conditions will persist throughout the area and temperatures near 100 degrees are expected to continue for the next several days.
Re: Quarter Fire update 6/22/20 a.m.
June 24, 2020 07:47AM
Yep--they made a very good job of this. Pretty impressive response.



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