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Eiler Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 8/23/2014

Approximate Location

40.72 latitude, -121.562 longitude

Incident Overview

The Temporary Flight Restriction was lifted as of Friday, August 15, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. The hang glider launch site remains closed. Forest Roads in the fire area, Honn Campground, Thousand Lakes Wilderness, and Pacific Crest Trail from Highway 44 to Highway 299 remain closed. However, the Forest is working to re-open many areas. Updates regarding this will be posted as available.

Crews are re-enforcing hand line and continuing to utilize Minimal Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST) in the Thousand Lakes Wilderness, where control lines have proven challenging. Fire Suppression Repair Teams are actively engaged working around the fire perimeter and affected areas. Demobilization of resources continues, allowing them to be available for other incidents.

Continue to watch for slow moving firefighting equipment on the roadway in and around the fire area.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginThursday July 31st, 2014 approx. 06:00 PM
Location4 miles Southeast of Burney, CA.
Incident CommanderKevin Smith, CAL FIRE IMT#5

Current Situation

Total Personnel1,052
Size32,416 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained97%
Fuels Involved

Timber, brush and some grass

Outlook

Remarks

CALFIRE Team #5 entered into Unified Command with the Lassen National Forest on 8/3/2014 at 1800 hours. The Ordering Point for the Eiler Incident is through the CALFIRE Shasta Trinity Unit (SHU) utilizing incident number CA-SHU-006933.

Unit Information

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Lassen National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2550 Riverside Drive
Susanville, CA 96130

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