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Morning Camp Fire Update 11/18

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CAMP FIRE

Camp Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: November 18, 2018 7:08 am
Date/Time Started: November 08, 2018 6:33 am
Administrative Unit: Unified Command: CAL FIRE, Butte County Sheriff Department, Paradise Police Department, USFS
County: Butte County
Location: Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap
Acres Burned – Containment: 149,500 acres – 60% contained
Structures Threatened: 15,500
Structures Destroyed: 9,700 residences, 367 commercial and 2,528 other buildings
Evacuations: View the latest Incident Update for current information on evacuations, evacuation centers, and road closures.The Camp Fire has produced an online interactive evacuation map for citizens to view. Click to see the MAP

The Camp Fire has produced an online public viewer structure map. Click to see the MAP

For the most recent up-to-date Evacuation Locations and Status go to: Butte County Website

Road Closures: See Incident Update
Injuries: 3 injuries – 76 civilian fatalities
Cause: Under investigation
Cooperating Agencies: California Department of Transportation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, National Weather Service, California Conservation Corps, Butte County, City of Chico
Total Fire Personnel: 5,624
Total Fire Engines: 607
Total Fire Crews: 102
Total Helicopters: 24
Total Dozers: 82
Total Water Tenders: 73
Long/Lat: -121.434700/39.813400
Conditions: Firefighters continue structure preparation and defense in areas threatened by the Camp Fire. Equipment and crews continue to construct primary and secondary control lines in rugged terrain. Due to gusty winds and low humidity, a Red Flag Warning is in place until this afternoon. Additional firefighters and engines have been prepositioned for this forecasted wind event. Firefighters remain throughout the fire area extinguishing hot spots, mitigating hazards trees, and assisting our cooperators in clearing the area of hazards
Phone Numbers (530) 538-7826 (Public Information Line )
Phone Numbers (530) 487-4788 (Camp Fire Media Line )
Phone Numbers (530) 538-6570 (Missing Person Call Center )
Phone Numbers (530) 538-7544 (Missing Person Call Center 2 )
Phone Numbers (530) 538-7671 (Missing Person Call Center 3 )
Phone Numbers (530) 895-0000 (Finding Pets and Pet Rescue )

Camp Fire Update 11-17-18 PM

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Summary: 

149,000 acres and 55% containment. Death toll at 76.

The Camp Fire remained active today with some fire progression in the Grizzly Creek area. Firefighters continued working hard to conduct structure preparation, construct primary and secondary containment lines, and implement back-firing operations as conditions allow. A Red Flag Warning is in place until Sunday afternoon and firefighters are preparing for the projected increased wind by strategically staging more personnel and engines. Established containment lines continue to hold and firefighters will further patrol areas within the fire perimeter removing heat and hazards.

Camp Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: November 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Date/Time Started: November 08, 2018 6:33 am
Administrative Unit: Unified Command: CAL FIRE, Butte County Sheriff Department, Paradise Police Department, USFS
County: Butte County
Location: Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap
Acres Burned – Containment: 149,000 acres – 55% contained
Structures Threatened: 15,500
Structures Destroyed: 9,891 residences, 367 commercial and 2,528 other buildings
Evacuations: View the latest Incident Update for current information on evacuations, evacuation centers, and road closures.The Camp Fire has produced an online interactive evacuation map for citizens to view. Click to see the MAP

The Camp Fire has produced an online public viewer structure map. Click to see the MAP

For the most recent up-to-date Evacuation Locations and Status go to: Butte County Website

Road Closures: See Incident Update
Injuries: 3 injuries – 76 civilian fatalities
Cause: Under investigation
Cooperating Agencies: California Department of Transportation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, National Weather Service, California Conservation Corps, Butte County, City of Chico
Total Fire Personnel: 5,624
Total Fire Engines: 607
Total Fire Crews: 102
Total Helicopters: 24
Total Dozers: 82
Total Water Tenders: 73
Long/Lat: -121.434700/39.813400
Conditions: The Camp Fire remained active today with some fire progression in the Grizzly Creek area. Firefighters continued working hard to conduct structure preparation, construct primary and secondary containment lines, and implement back-firing operations as conditions allow. A Red Flag Warning is in place until Sunday afternoon and firefighters are preparing for the projected increased wind by strategically staging more personnel and engines. Established containment lines continue to hold and firefighters will further patrol areas within the fire perimeter removing heat and hazards.

Morning Camp Fire Update 11/17

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CAMP FIRE

Camp Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: November 17, 2018 7:08 am
Date/Time Started: November 08, 2018 6:33 am
Administrative Unit: Unified Command: CAL FIRE, Butte County Sheriff Department, Paradise Police Department, USFS
County: Butte County
Location: Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap
Acres Burned – Containment: 148,000 acres – 55% contained
Structures Threatened: 15,500
Structures Destroyed: 9,844 residences, 336 commercial and 2,076 other buildings
Evacuations: View the latest Incident Update for current information on evacuations, evacuation centers, and road closures.The Camp Fire has produced an online interactive evacuation map for citizens to view. Click to see the MAP

The Camp Fire has produced an online public viewer structure map. Click to see the MAP

For the most recent up-to-date Evacuation Locations and Status go to: Butte County Website

Road Closures: See Incident Update
Injuries: 3 injuries – 71 civilian fatalities
Cause: Under investigation
Cooperating Agencies: California Department of Transportation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, National Weather Service, California Conservation Corps, Butte County, City of Chico
Total Fire Personnel: 5,632
Total Fire Engines: 620
Total Fire Crews: 101
Total Helicopters: 24
Total Dozers: 102
Total Water Tenders: 77
Long/Lat: -121.434700/39.813400
Conditions: Overnight firefighters continued to battle moderate fire behavior due to critically dry fuels and gusty canyon winds. Direct and indirect control lines continue to be implemented and secured with back-firing operations as conditions allow. Throughout the day firefighters will work to strengthen containment lines while also preparing for projected increased winds and a Red Flag Warning this weekend. Work continues in the interior areas of the fire area extinguishing hot spots and removing the many hazards that still exist.
Phone Numbers (530) 538-7826 (Public Information Line )
Phone Numbers (530) 487-4788 (Camp Fire Media Line )
Phone Numbers (530) 538-6570 (Missing Person Call Center )
Phone Numbers (530) 538-7544 (Missing Person Call Center 2 )
Phone Numbers (530) 538-7671 (Missing Person Call Center 3 )
Phone Numbers (530) 895-0000 (Finding Pets and Pet Rescue )

Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal’s update on Oregon firefighters – November 16, 2018

The Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) strike teams (ST) continue critical work on the Camp Fire Incident burning in Butte County, California.  The OSFM currently has 75 engines and approximately 300 personnel from throughout the Oregon Fire Service currently assigned to the incident.   The Camp Fire is the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century and although cooler weather is helping firefighters to gain ground, we know that the search for people will continue.  As the number of fatalities increase, we continue to monitor the effects this has on our first responders and to provide the necessary peer support.  The safety and well-being of our firefighters is, and will remain, our number one priority.

Thirteen OSFM ST are working 24 hour shifts on the fire constructing direct lines and holding control lines to mitigate the threat of fire escaping.  They are also engaged in mop up and patrol. Two OSFM ST are assigned to the Rescue Division, working 12 hour shifts. Their assignments involve securing water lines, gas lines, and LPG storage and lines, as well as working to clear structures and assisting search and rescue recovery efforts.

Chief Deputy Ruiz-Temple states, “Oregonians can take great pride in the sacrifice of our firefighters during this time of year. We also keep their families in our thoughts who will certainly miss them during the upcoming holiday. When giving your thanks next week, please keep everyone affected by the fires in your thoughts as they face the grim task of rebuilding their property and lives”.

The Oregon strike teams are expected to remain on the fire through Friday, November 23rd; however as conditions improve their return home may change.

 

Evening Camp Fire Update 11/16

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CAMP FIRE

Camp Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: November 16, 2018 7:44 pm
Date/Time Started: November 08, 2018 6:33 am
Administrative Unit: Unified Command: CAL FIRE, Butte County Sheriff Department, Paradise Police Department, USFS
County: Butte County
Location: Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap
Acres Burned – Containment: 146,000 acres – 50% contained
Structures Threatened: 15,500
Structures Destroyed: 9,844 residences, 336 commercial and 2,076 other buildings
Evacuations: View the latest Incident Update for current information on evacuations, evacuation centers, and road closures.The Camp Fire has produced an online interactive evacuation map for citizens to view. Click to see the MAP

The Camp Fire has produced an online public viewer structure map. Click to see the MAP

For the most recent up-to-date Evacuation Locations and Status go to: Butte County Website

Road Closures: SR70 at Pentz SR70 at Wheelock SR70 at SR191 Durham Pentz East from HWY99 Neal Road East from HWY99 Skyway at Honey Run Skyway at Honey Run Skyway East of Honey Run Skyway East of Honey Run SR149 SB off to SR70 EB SR70 NB off to SR70 EB SR70 at Cherokee Cherokee at Water Service Dirt Road Skyway at Humboldt Skyway at Powelton Stilson Canyon Rd at Bruce RdSR162 (Oro Quincy) at Forbestown Rd SR162 (Oro Quincy) at Forbestown Rd Oro Quincy Hwy at Upper Bald Rock Rd SR162 (Oro Quincy) at Stephens Ridge Rd (lower end) Powelton Rd at Doe Mill Rd SR32 at Ten Mile House Rd. SR32 at Autumn Ln SR 70 at Deadwood SR 70 at Deadwood Skyway at Powelton East 20th at Dawncrest Drive Roving patrol at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Picholine at Sevillano Ct MeadowBrook Ranch Rd at Skyway Skyway at Inskip SR32 at Santos Ranch Rd
Injuries: 3 injuries – 71 civilian fatalities
Cause: Under investigation
Cooperating Agencies: California Department of Transportation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, National Weather Service, California Conservation Corps, Butte County, City of Chico
Total Fire Personnel: 5,632
Total Fire Engines: 620
Total Fire Crews: 101
Total Helicopters: 24
Total Dozers: 102
Total Water Tenders: 77
Long/Lat: -121.434700/39.813400
Conditions: Today firefighters continued to make progress on the Camp Fire. Hand crews and dozers have been working to implement primary and secondary control lines in steep and rugged terrain. Firefighters have made great progress in strengthening and connecting existing control lines around the fire. More resources, including a contingency of fire engines, will be staged in preparation for increased winds over the weekend due to a Red Flag Warning. Firefighters and our utility cooperators continue to work tirelessly to mitigate hazards and increase safety in the burn areas.
Phone Numbers (530) 538-7826 (Public Information Line )
Phone Numbers (530) 487-4788 (Camp Fire Media Line )
Phone Numbers (530) 538-6570 (Missing Person Call Center )
Phone Numbers (530) 538-7544 (Missing Person Call Center 2 )
Phone Numbers (530) 538-7671 (Missing Person Call Center 3 )
Phone Numbers (530) 895-0000 (Finding Pets and Pet Rescue )

Camp Fire Update 11/16/18 AM

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CAMP FIRE

Camp Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: November 16, 2018 7:20 am
Date/Time Started: November 08, 2018 6:33 am
Administrative Unit: Unified Command: CAL FIRE, Butte County Sheriff Department, Paradise Police Department, USFS
County: Butte County
Location: Pulga Road at Camp Creek Road near Jarbo Gap
Acres Burned – Containment: 142,000 acres – 45% contained
Structures Threatened: 15,500
Structures Destroyed: 9,844 residences, 336 commercial and 2,076 other buildings
Evacuations: View the latest Incident Update for current information on evacuations, evacuation centers, and road closures.The Camp Fire has produced an online interactive evacuation map for citizens to view. Click to see the MAP

The Camp Fire has produced an online public viewer structure map. Click to see the MAP

For the most recent up-to-date Evacuation Locations and Status go to: Butte County Website

Road Closures: SR70 at Pentz SR70 at Wheelock SR70 at SR191 Durham Pentz East from HWY99 Neal Road East from HWY99 Skyway at Honey Run Skyway at Honey Run Skyway East of Honey Run Skyway East of Honey Run SR149 SB off to SR70 EB SR70 NB off to SR70 EB SR70 at Cherokee Cherokee at Water Service Dirt Road Skyway at Humboldt Skyway at Powelton Stilson Canyon Rd at Bruce RdSR162 (Oro Quincy) at Forbestown Rd SR162 (Oro Quincy) at Forbestown Rd Oro Quincy Hwy at Upper Bald Rock Rd SR162 (Oro Quincy) at Stephens Ridge Rd (lower end) Powelton Rd at Doe Mill Rd SR32 at Ten Mile House Rd. SR32 at Autumn Ln SR 70 at Deadwood SR 70 at Deadwood Skyway at Powelton East 20th at Dawncrest Drive Roving patrol at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Picholine at Sevillano Ct MeadowBrook Ranch Rd at Skyway Skyway at Inskip SR32 at Santos Ranch Rd
Injuries: 3 injuries – 63 civilian fatalities
Cause: Under investigation
Cooperating Agencies: California Department of Transportation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, National Weather Service, California Conservation Corps, Butte County, City of Chico
Total Fire Personnel: 5,596
Total Fire Engines: 622
Total Fire Crews: 101
Total Helicopters: 24
Total Dozers: 103
Total Water Tenders: 75
Long/Lat: -121.434700/39.813400
Conditions: The fire remained active overnight with small growth. Firefighters worked last night to continue improving containment lines through indirect methods and back-firing as conditions allow. Today firefighters will continue to strengthen and improve containment lines in order to keep Increasing containment on the fire. Mitigating hazard trees, hot spots, and utility issues remain a priority and firefighters are working around the clock with our cooperators to make the area safe.
Phone Numbers (530) 538-7826 (Public Information Line )
Phone Numbers (530) 487-4788 (Camp Fire Media Line )
Phone Numbers (530) 538-6570 (Missing Person Call Center )
Phone Numbers (530) 538-7544 (Missing Person Call Center 2 )
Phone Numbers (530) 538-7671 (Missing Person Call Center 3 )
Phone Numbers (530) 895-0000 (Finding Pets and Pet Rescue )

Earthquake Swarm Overnight Off Oregon Coast

Five earthquakes occurred overnight between November 15th and 16th. The quakes were off the coast of Port Orford and Gold Beach.

The above graphic shows a list of quakes recorded overnight. This quake swarm follows some large quakes we reported about yesterday in the South America region. It’s unknown if the Oregon quakes are related.

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