Saddle Fire

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Saddle Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 6/29/2015

Approximate Location

40.694 latitude, -123.534 longitude

Incident Overview

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The town hall meeting held in the Hyampom Fire Hall on June 21st was well attended by the public. Nineteen members of the community met with 4 representatives from the Type 3 Incident Management Organization and South Fork Management Unit and discussed current fire status and the team’s planned actions. Team members also answered questions from the audience and received feedback about the fire.


Current Fire Situation: The fire was transferred to a Type 4 Incident Commander on June 24th. As fire suppression activities wind down, the emphasis has shifted to suppression repair. Containment lines, dozer lines, and other disturbed areas will be restored, and erosion controls such as water bars installed, and hazardous snags near roads and trails are being felled. . Patrol, monitoring and focused mop up will continue throughout the summer and isolated smoke may be visible as firefighters work to prevent lingering hot spots from threatening control lines and valuable resources.

The primary objectives are to provide for firefighter and public safety, and to maintain and strengthen relationships with partner agencies, organizations, community groups, and the public. Firefighters will remain vigilant while finalizing fire suppression and suppression repair activities.

Fire Information: This will be the final update for the Saddle Fire. For specific inquiries please call the Hayfork Ranger Station at (530) 628-5227.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginTuesday June 09th, 2015 approx. 05:30 PM
LocationNorthwest of Hyampom, west of Lower South Fork Road
Incident CommanderTom Hall

Current Situation

Total Personnel50
Size1,542 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Heavy logging slash, Hardwood leaf litter and brush.

Significant Events

The town hall meeting held in the Hyampom Fire Hall on June 21st was well attended by the public. Nineteen members of the community met with 4 representatives from the Type 3 Incident Management Organization and South Fork Management Unit and discussed current fire status and the team’s planned actions. Team members also answered questions from the audience and received feedback about the fire.

Outlook

Planned Actions

As fire suppression activities wind down, the emphasis has shifted to suppression repair. Containment lines, dozer lines, and other disturbed areas will be restored, and erosion controls such as water bars installed, and hazardous snags near roads and trails are being felled. Patrol, monitoring and focused mop up will continue throughout the summer and isolated smoke may be visible as firefighters work to prevent lingering hot spots from threatening control lines and valuable resources.

Projected Incident Activity

Firefighters will remain vigilant while finalizing fire suppression and suppression repair activities.

Remarks

The fire was transferred to a Type 4 Incident Commander on June 24th.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Fuel moisture is near record lows.

Unit Information

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway Redding California 96002
Redding, CA 96002
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