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California WILDFIRES, 2006
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ESRI.
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Location

Command

Fire Name

Size (acres)

Dates

Shasta-Trinity NF -- Trinity Alps Wilderness, W of Weaverville; Oven and Bake Fires have burned together up near the New River headwaters, near Denny

Pigeon Fire -- 14 mi W of Weaverville on Hwy 299W (Big Flat / Big Bar area)

Oplinger's CIIM Team 4; Johnson's Central Sierra Team is managing Branch IV to the north, out of Petersburg. Bar Complex

BakeOven Fire
Pigeon Fire

maps
map of 3 Bar Complex origins

     100,414+ acres

84% contained

BakeOven 7/23-

Pigeon
9/2-10/10/06

To find out more about fires in local media check SoCal news media for videos, live feeds, photos and stories:

NorCal news media, several sites:

Fires That Are 100% Contained or Merged

Los Padres NF -- SW of Pyramid Lake at Piru Creek; into Sespe Wilderness Area Command with Custer's Red Team managing the East Section and Dietrich's CIIMT-5 managing the West Section; Feser's Team 1 is likely to transition in today. Day Fire      162,702 acres

100% contained

9/4-10/2/06
CDF Mendocino Unit  - 8 mi E of Piercy R Rodello/N Brown, ICs Noble Fire 1,014 acres

100% contained

9/24-9/30/06
Tahoe NF -- 10 mi E of Downieville; near Plumas NF Oplinger's CIIMT 4 (with Alaska Team 1 to replace them when they hit 2 wk timeout on Saturday.) Bassetts Fire 2,114 acres

100% contained

9/19-9/26/06
Angeles NF -- S of Placerita Canyon Road, E of Placerita State Park, NW of Santa Clara Divide Dave Conklin, IC Walker Fire 206 acres

100% contained

9/23-9/25/06
Klamath NF -- Marble Mtn Wilderness Area -- 18 mi E/NE of Orleans, CA; plan to combine this complex with Happy Camp Complex on 9/17. Returned to Type 3 org bt Swartzlander's NorCal Team 1 Uncles Complex

Rush, Uncles and Hancock

  28,200+ acres

50% contained

7/23-... 9/26/06
Klamath NF, near the community of Happy Camp; plan to combine this complex with Uncles Complex on 9/17. Swartzlander's NorCal Team 1 Happy Camp Complex

Titus, Goff, Big Buck, Rattlesnake fires

 6,134 acres

100% contained

7/23-9/24/06
San Bernardino NF -- 4 mi NW of Lake Arrowhead Garwood's SoCal Team 2 Pinnacles Fire  2,370
acres

100% contained

9/19-9/23/06
Inyo NF -- Sawmill Canyon, Adobe Hills, Black Mtn Mike Ryan, IC Sawmill Fire 7,428
acres

100% contained

9/14-9/23/06
Angeles NF -- 1 mi N of Clear Creek Station Walker's SoCal Team 1 Pines Fire 113 acres

100% contained

9/19-9/22/06
RUU - CDF/Riverside County -- Banning B. Seabert, IC Ranch Fire 1,658 acres

100% contained

9/17-9/18/06
RUU - CDF/Riverside County -- Cherry Valley, N of  Beaumont Andrew Bennett, IC Orchard Fire 1,536 acres

100% contained

9/16-9/18/06
Tahoe NF -- Mosquito Ridge RD (Mosquito Narrows) and burning into the
Eldorado NF
Oplinger's CIIM Team 4 Ralston Fire 8,423 acres

100% contained

9/4-9/16/06
Six Rivers NF -- Gasquet/Orleans RD, Smith River NRA Six Rivers NF Type 3 organization; monitor status Orleans Complex Lightning Fires

Somes, Crawford &
Hancock Fires

15,710+ acres

90% contained

7/24-
Pigeon Fire was combined with the Bar Complex  -- 09/08/06

Shasta-Trinity NF -- Trinity Alps Wilderness, W of Weaverville; Little Fire is at Canyon Creek trailhead; Oven and Bake Fires have burned together up near the New River headwaters

Don Feser's CIIM Team 1 Bar Complex

maps
map of 3 origins

4 lightning fires
Little Fire is contained; Bake & Oven fires have burned together near Denny; small Martin Fire 3.5 acres

33,500+ acres

49% contained

7/23-
Pigeon Fire was combined with the Bar Complex  -- 09/08/06

Shasta-Trinity NF -- 14 mi W of Weaverville on Hwy 299W (Big Flat / Big Bar area)

Don Feser's CIIM Team 1 Pigeon Fire

map (364K pdf) perspective with BakeOven Fire origin (now approaching Hobo Gulch / N Fork of the New River)

7,074+ acres

33% contained

9/2-
San Bernardino NF -- I-15 Cajon Pass, 2 miles N of Devore Roger Murray, IC Bluecut Fire 80+ acres

100% contained

9/5-9/6/06
San Bernardino NF -- 3 mi N of Mentone, Morton Peak Area joint: Kerr's SoCal Team 2 / Thompson's CDF Team Emerald Fire 2,129 acres

100% contained

8/29-9/2/06
Yosemite NP -- 5 mi ESE of White Wolf in the Middle Fork Tuolumne River drainage Beasley, IC Middle T Fire

(was WFU)

451 acres

100% contained

7/20-8/27/06
Yosemite NP, 1.5 miles NW of El Capitan near Yosemite Valley Woychak's SoCal Team 2 Boundary Fire 536 acres

100% contained

8/21-8/27/06
CDF Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit -- 12 mi NW of Grass Valley Quadro, IC Marysville Fire 442 acres

100% contained

8/16-8/17/06
Mendocino NF - Hunter Ridge
19 Miles SE of Covelo
Norm Walker's SoCal Team 1

Hunter Fire

16,296 acres

100% contained

7/24-8/16/06
LA County -- North bound 5 at Quail Lake Road, Gorman CDF Team 7, Hutchinson, IC in Unified Command with Los Angeles County Fire Dept (Gil) and Kern County Fire Dept (Racicot). Quail Fire 4,864 acres

100% contained

8/13-8/16/06
CDF Riverside Unit/ Riverside County Fire, San Jacinto Golf Fire pdf file 800 acres

100% contained

8/8-8/10/06
BBD: Bakersfield area BLM-- 5-10 mi SE of Weldon, CA Allan Johnson's Central Sierra Team Cottonwood Fire 2,346 acres

100% contained

8/5-8/8
Six Rivers NF -- S of Burnt Ranch; W side of Underwood Mountain Ed Locke Panther Fire 904 acres

100% contained

7/24-8/7/06
Mendocino NF - Hunter Ridge
19 Miles SE of Covelo
Opliger's CIIM Team 4 Kingsley Complex

Kingsley, Soldier & Minnie, plus part of Hunter Fire now on the Grindstone RD

6,854 acres

100% contained

7/24-8/6/06
CDF Shasta-Trinity Unit -- Junction City, W of Weaverville CDF Incident Command Team 4 (Dave Ault, IC) Junction Fire

299 1-way traffic

3,126 acres

100% contained

7/25-8/2/06
San Bernardino NF - 8 mi SW of Big Bear Lake

The Millard Complex merged with the Sawtooth Complex in the Mission Creek drainage late 7/14 afternoon. As the fires progress toward the west and northwest they are being managed as the Heart Incident, which is focusing on protection of the Big Bear community.

Unified Command

Ron Hunt

Heart/Millard Incident

maps from ESRI

23,917 acres

100% contained

(peak 626 firefighters)

7/9-8/1/06
Shasta-Trinity NF -- 26 mi NE of McCloud; fire threatening electrical transmission lines Garwood's SoCal Team 2 Laken Fire 507 acres

100% contained

7/25-7/31/06
Los Padres NF -- San Rafael Wilderness Bill Kaage, NorCal 2, Type 2 IMT San Rafael Lightning Complex

Bald, Mormon, Abel, & Horse fires

2,026 acres

100% contained

7/22-7/30/06
Modoc NF --  15 mi N of Alturas Darrel Miller Sage Fire

map

4,855 acres

100% contained

7/26-8/4/06
Cleveland NF -- 5 mi S of Alpine; Carve Acre, Horsethief, and Japatul/Lyons Valley Road area & in Pine Creek Wilderness. Wilcock / Henson
Unified Command
Horse Fire

map (pdf file)

16,681+ acres

100% contained

7/24-7/30/06
Los Padres NF -- Mt Pinos Ranger District - 2 mi NW of Frazier Park Don Feser, CIIMT 1 Mt Pinos Lightning Complex

[orig: Scott Fire (600 acres), Ridge Fire (450 acres), Boy Fire (15 acres), Wood Fire(1/8 acre) & monitoring additional 20 lightning fires that have been contained.]

3,179 acres

100% contained

7/24-7/29/06
CDF Shasta-Trinity Unit  -- N of Shasta Lake City Gunderson Shasta Fire 225 acres

100% contained

7/25-7/29/06
San Bernardino NF - Red Mountain Norm  Walker, SoCal Team I Oak Fire

map

225 acres

100% contained

7/22-7/26/06
LA County -- Catalina Island near the airport LACO, Massey Empire Fire 1,094 acres

100% contained

7/22-7/26/06
CDF San Benito-Monterey Unit -- E of the community of San Ardo CDF Incident Command Team #10 Rico Fire 13,684 acres

100% contained

7/22-7/25/06
CDF/RUU -- Anza Valley area, Coyote Canyon & Covered Wagon Coyote Fire (pdf file) 460 acres

100% contained

7/23-7/26/06
Joshua Tree National Park -- one in Whispering Pines area; one in Lost Horse Valley region of the park Dave Kerr/Dave Golder
Joint Command -SoCal 2, Type 2 IMT
Whispering Pines Fire 993 acres

100% contained

7/23-7/25/06
CDF Fresno-Kings Unit -- Auberry/Powerhouse Steve Lawshe Aubrey Complex

Smalley Fire - 150 acres, 50% contained.
Power Fire - 100 acres, ?% contained.
Casino Fire - 5 acres, 100% contained.

300 acres

100% contained

7/23-7/25/06
Modoc NF -- Just E of Clear Lake in Big Sage Mgt. Unit Curtis Stanley Bump Fire 552 acres

100% contained

7/22-7/25/06
San Bernardino NF -- 5 mi SE of  Phelan, Interstate 15 and Hwy 138 Wakowski/Wessell

Unified Command, FS with San Bernardino Co Fire

Ramp Fire 450 acres

100% contained

7/22-7/23/06
CDF Fresno-Kings Unit -- Three Rocks Fire 6,500 acres

100% contained

7/22-7/24/06
San Bernardino NF -- Providence Mountains Shane Littlefield Tuffnut Fire 1,321 acres

100% contained

7/20-7/25/06
CDF San Bernardino Unit -- Covington Fire 280 acres

100% contained

7/20-7/22/06
combined with Heart

San Bernardino NF - 7 mi N of Cabazon - 3 fires in the San Gorgonio Wilderness; merged with the Sawtooth Complex to the east on Fri - 7/14.

Unified Command Forest Service/CDF/Riverside CoFD: Walker, Windsor & Wade

Norm Walker, IC, SoCal Team 1

Millard Complex

maps from ESRI
7/15 map
maps
old map

(orig: Millard fire burning near Millard Canyon; For Sure fire -  burning in Hell For Sure Canyon; Jump Off fire & State fire => contained)

24,210 acres

60% contained

(peak 967 firefighters)

7/9-

combined with Heart on 7/19

CDF San Bernardino Unit - near Pioneertown;  merged with the Millard Complex to the west on Fri - 7/14. Unified Command CDF/Forest Service

Rick Henson, IC, CDF Team 8

Sawtooth Complex
(Ridge Fire)

maps from ESRI
7/15 map
maps
NASA smoke

photos from the Desert Sun (also check sites at bottom of page)

61,700 acres

100% contained

(peak 2,296 firefighters)

7/9-7/18/06
CDF Lassen-Modoc Unit  -- 3 mi SW of Susanville in Cheney Creek area Waterman Creek Fire 1,611 acres

100% contained

7/18-7/20/06
Plumas NF - 12 mi. N of Beckwourth Dave Sinclear, NorCal I Grease Fire 366 acres

100% contained

251 firefighters

7/16-7/19/06
CDF Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit -- South of Middletown on Highway 29 Baxman 29 Fire 550 acres

100% contained

364 firefighters

7/17-7/19/06
CDF Santa Clara Unit --Del Puerto Canyon, W of Patterson Bernie Paul, CDF Team 1 Canyon Fire

live cam - Mt Hamilton
livecam movie

34,217
acres

100% contained

1,901 firefighters

7/9-7/18/06
CDF San Bernardino Unit; Sunset & Edgemont, Redlands Chittenden Edgemont Fire

(Inaccessible terrain to engines, erratic fire behavior with long flame lengths.)

Check the HotList Forum under News.

575 acres

100% contained

494 firefighters

7/14-7/15/06
Cleveland National Forest -- W of Pine Valley; Pine Valley Bridge and I-8 Jeff Robinson Pine Fire 120 acres

100% contained

195 firefighters

7/14-7/15/06
CDF / Riverside County Fire -- Anza Mello Cary fire (pdf file) 161 acres

100% contained

7/12-7/12/06
Modoc NF - 44 mi NW of Alturas, CA (T.42N., R.4E., SW section 4) Chris Orr Lava Wildland Fire 200 acres

100% contained

7/8-7/11/06
CDF Santa Clara Unit  -- Patterson Pass & Midway Rd: Altemont Pass Dave Shew Midway Fire 6,400 acres

100% contained

7/11-7/12/06
CDF San Luis Obispo Unit & Bakersfield BLM -- California Valley City Unified Command Bakersfield BLM & San Luis Obispo CDF;

Ric Grobbini/ K Chambers

Beck Fire 1,200 acres

100% contained

7/11-7/12/06
Kern Co., 5 mi N of Lebec, Digier Canyon Kern Co FD Arco Fire 689 acres

100% contained

7/9-7/11/06
Joshua Tree National Park Foley Pushwalla Complex

Pushwalla and Berdoo fires

2,200 acres

100% contained

7/9-7/11/06
CDF Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit - Don Pedro Reservoir & Hwy 49, near Moccasin Power House Dale Hutchinson -CDF Team #7 Pedro Fire 1,998 acres

100%
contained

7/3-7/7/06
CDF Santa Clara Unit - Del Puerto Canyon Road, near Frank Raines Park, west of Patterson, off I-5 Tim Streblow - CDF Team #5 Del Puerto Fire 2,593 acres

100%
contained

6/30-7/4/06
Modoc NF - N of Hwy 299 and W of Hwy 139; 16X16 mile area: T39N to T41N, R7E to R9E Norm Walker's SoCal Team I Miller Complex Fires

Severe lightning storms in excess of 25 fires.

photos

perimeter map

300 acres

100% contained

331 firefighters

6/26-7/4/06
Modoc NF - 50X30 mile area.
T38N to T43 N & R6E to R14E
Ken Paul's Orca Team Happy Complex Fires

appx 30 fires; two largest fires

perimeter map

1,700 acres

100% contained

519 firefighters

6/26-7/4/06
Lassen NF - 30 Miles NE of Susanville Bill Kaage's NorCal Team II Observation Complex Fires 4,300 acres

100% contained

271 firefighters

6/25-6/30/06
Antelope Lake Recreation Area; Plumas NF Kent Swartzlander IC, NorCal Team #1 Boulder Complex Fires

currently 2 large fires (Boulder & Hungry Fires) & 15 small fires; originally 55 small fires started by lightning strikes

3,200 acres

100% contained

169 firefighters

6/24-7/5/06
Los Padres NF - S of the community of New Cuyama; 45 mi E of Santa Maria Don Faser's CIIMT 1 Perkins Complex Fires

Perkins Fire
McPherson Fire

15,043 acres

100% contained

505 firefighters

6/19-6/27/06
Los Padres NF - S of the community of New Cuyama; 45 mi E of Santa Maria Don Faser's CIIMT 1 Perkins Fire

photos

map

15,043 acres

100% contained

6/19-6/25/06
San Bernardino NF - 6 mi E of Big Bear City, in the Arrastre Creek area Garwood's SoCal Team #2 Arrastre Fire

photos

361 acres

100% contained

6/9-6/13/06
Cleveland NF - near communities of Corona & Orange Unified command with USFS (So Cal Team 2, Kerr), CDF (ICT 6, Hutchinson) and OCFA (Dean) Sierra Fire

map

live picture -MtWilson cam

google media stories

NBC4-TV
slideshow

sfgate.com

  9,850 acres
100% contained

1,445
firefighters

2/6-2/18/06
Klamath NF -- Approx. 10 mi SE of Cecilville, CA Rich Simon, IC of FUMT Caribou Complex WFU

Caribou (140 acres) Moraine (0.25 acres)

photos

225+ acres

(wildland fire use)

6/27-
Mendocino NF - Yolla Bolly - Middle Eel Wilderness - Harvey Ridge near Ides Cove Trailhead Dale Shippelhoute, IC of FUMT Yolla Bolly Complex WFU - Wildland Fire Use

5 fires started by lightning & being managed to restore wilderness

photos

1,247+ acres

(wildland fire use)

6/26-
San Bernardino NF - 2-3 mi S of Running Spring; 4 - 5 mi NE of Highland Walker's SoCal Team 1 Plunge Fire 485
acres
100% contained
1/23-1/26/06
Klamath NF -- Approx. 10 mi SE of Cecilville, CA Rich Simon, IC of FUMT Caribou Complex WFU

Caribou (140 acres) Moraine (0.25 acres)

photos

225+ acres

(wildland fire use)

6/27-
Mendocino NF - Yolla Bolly - Middle Eel Wilderness - Harvey Ridge near Ides Cove Trailhead Dale Shippelhoute, IC of FUMT Yolla Bolly Complex WFU - Wildland Fire Use

5 fires started by lightning & being managed to restore wilderness

photos

1,247+ acres

(wildland fire use)

6/26-
 

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