CDC Baseline 5 crew out of Jamestown, CA head down a ridge by the Winchester Gun Club as the sun sets

Paul Wellman

CDC Baseline 5 crew out of Jamestown, CA head down a ridge by the Winchester Gun Club as the sun sets

Closing the Gap

Fire is now 80% contained, weather cooperating

[Inciweb report: 7:45am July 12]

Total Personnel:  1,110

Size: 9,443 acres

Percent Contained 80%

Fuels Involved: a mix of Chaparral (6 Feet) to mature (50-55 yrs old) chaparral, 15-20 ft tall.(last time burned 1955 Refugio Fire)

Fire Behavior: Fire behavior fairly inactive. Occasional open flame, mostly smoldering in isolated spots throughout the fire area.

Significant Events: Mop up along perimeter in divisions Alpha (north), Yankee, Zulu(northwest), and Xray (west)using support from helicopter bucket drops. Crews also making good progress constructing direct handline in Divisions Yankee, Zulu and Alpha.


Planned Actions: Continuing mop up along West Camino Cielo Road in Division Alpha (north) and improve lines in Divisions Alpha (north), Zulu and Yankee (northwest). Patrol mop up and respond to any smoke reports in Divisions Bravo (east)/Charlie(south).

Growth Potential: High

Terrain Difficulty: Extreme

Remarks: Six personel are being treated at the local clinic this evening for Poison Oak.


Current Wind Conditions: 16 (gusts) mph SE

Current Temperature: 71 degrees

Current Humidity: 60 %

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