Northern California District
Bureau of Land Management
514 H St Eureka California 95501
Redding, CA, CA 96130
Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 1
Long Valley Fire Update
July 15 2017 0900
Acres Burned: 41,000
Fire Started: July 11, 2017
Cause: Under Investigation
Fixed Wing: 8
Water Tenders: 7
Total Personnel: 533
Doyle, CA, July 15, 2017 – Fire activity increased yesterday due to multiple conditions. High temperatures combined with humidity in the low teens and erratic winds pushed the fire to the southeast. Due to the record rainfall last winter, there is an abundance of fuel: very dry cheat grass along with drying sagebrush. This dry fuel combined with windy conditions is causing the fire to burn aggressively and spread quickly.
Thunderstorms in the surrounding area may cause weather instability around the fire. Fire managers are closely monitoring weather and fire behavior to fight this fire safely and effectively for firefighters, our citizens and the resources at risk.
Last night, the fire was active in around State Line Peak and in the Dry Valley area. Today, firefighters on the ground are building and strengthening containment lines in these areas. Helicopters will be active in the Fort Sage Mountains around State Line Peak and air tankers will be working in Dry Valley. With the afternoon winds, active fire is expected south and east of Dry Valley. Please continue to support our efforts by staying clear of the fire area and watching out for fire personnel traveling to and from the fire area.
The Fort Sage Off-Highway-Vehicle (OHV) area has been closed until further notice due to the proximity to the fire.
Contact: Fire Information (831) 265-4193