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Quarter Fire

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Stanislaus National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
California
Sonora, CA 95370

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Quarter Fire Update 6/23/2020 PM

Quarter Fire Wildfire
News – 6/23/2020

Fire Information Line:  209-288-6312

LOCATION: 

Stanislaus National Forest

INCIDENT COMMAND TEAM:

Stanislaus National Forest Type 3

ACRES:

15

PERCENT CONTAINED:

60%

TOTAL PERSONNEL:

179

7 Hand Crews, 1 Helicopter, 4 Engines, 4 Dozers, 1 Water Tender

CURRENT SITUATION:  Crews made solid progress today on the fire bringing total containment up to 60%. Fire Fighters mopped up hot spots using portable backpack water pumps and increased the treated area adjacent to the hand line that was put in yesterday. Fire activity was calmer today and improved access for hand crews minimized the need for air support. Although minimal smoke and fire activity is visible, potential spotting from burning debris, heavy timber and unburned fuel that could potentially reignite, remain a concern. Crews continue to focus on mitigating these hazards.

Dozer line rehabilitation work also began today. Water bars were completed on the Mount Elizabeth Fuel Break, and road improvements were made on FS Road 3N02 accessing the bottom of the fire.

Some crews and single resources are demobing today, final numbers were not available at the time of this update. The Incident Command Post also moved to the Mi-Wok Ranger Station. If progress continues like today and fire behavior remains low, the incident will likely be turned over to a Forest Type 4 Team in the next couple of days.

The Fire Incident Commander continues to request that the public stay out of this area and all access roads to the fire to avoid interfering with fire crews and equipment supporting suppression efforts. Unfortunately, this has been an issue over the last three days, the public’s support is greatly appreciated. The safety of fire fighters and the public is our number one priority.

The Advisory Evacuation Order issued for homes off Forest Road 3N11 and the north side of Cedar Ridge has been lifted as of 6 p.m. June 22. 

Weather conditions: Very dry conditions will persist throughout the area and temperatures near 100 degrees are expected to continue for the next several days. Thunderstorms are occurring on the crest today with potential to move down slope and effect weather over the fire. They are expected to continue to develop over the next couple days. 

For more information about the Stanislaus National Forest, visit us at www.fs.usda.gov/stanislaus, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StanislausNF, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/StanislausNF. For more information please go to https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6793/.

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