Rough Fire Update for August 25, 2015 Morning
Incident: Rough Fire Wildfire
In the Wishon area, structure protection and hazard
reduction efforts have been initiated by removing
flammable materials against structures and removing
dead and dying vegetation from around properties in the
fire’s path. Securing the protection of PG&E power grid
facilities at Balch Camp and Black Rock remains a high
Fire crews continue to construct dozer lines along the
McKenzie Ridge, working from the intersection of Cherry
Gap and Hwy 180. They also continue to prep forest
roads and structures in the Buck Rock area. Direct
fireline construction continues west of Kennedy Meadow.
The Rough Fire is using two helibases on the incident -
one in Dunlap in the Southern Zone and one in Auberry in
the Northern Zone to ensure rapid support of crews when
the inversion layer lifts.
Crews are using MIST (minimal impact suppression
tactics) wherever possible to protect the wildlife and
natural beauty of the area.
Fire crews have begun to extinguish smoldering material
along the fire's edge by ensuring logs/debris cannot roll
across the fireline and to prevent sparks from escaping
the fire’s perimeter. The progress made around Hume
Lake will allow crews to begin the process of removing
excess hose and equipment from the area.
There will be a community meeting regarding the Rough
Fire on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at
Dunlap School, 39667 Dunlap Rd. Dunlap, CA 93621. The
meeting will be hosted by California Interagency Incident
Management Team 3. Incident Commander Mark von
Tillow will discuss the current fire situation and the
operational plan for the Rough Fire. There will also be
remarks by the local fire and law enforcement authorities,
Sierra and Sequoia National Forests, Giant Sequoia
National Monument and Sequoia and Kings Canyon
National Parks representatives. An open forum for
questions from the public will follow.
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