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September 08, 2007

Lick Fire Bosses Gain Ground

 
Lick Fire Incident Commander Bob Whallen, his command team and the 1,900 firefighters assigned to the incident have turned a corner. The weather helped as humidity and winds worked to their favor.
According to the morning report from the incident the fire is at 39,585 acres and is 45% contained. Demobilization of some of the resources begins today.

Other facts from the Incident 209 report filed at 0700 hours today;

Injuries
to Date: 4


Actions planned for next operational period:
Indirect line construction in lighter fuels, burnout operations planned, Mop-up and secure completed line.

Today's observed fire behavior (leave blank for non-fire events):
Active fire runs with short range spotting, complete consumption of dead fuels.

Fuels/Materials Involved:
4 Chaparral (6 Feet)
Heavy brush and Oak Woodlands, some timber

Major problems and concerns (control problems, social/political/economic concerns or impacts, etc.) Relate critical resources needs identified above to the Incident Action Plan.
Access to remote areas very difficult, road conditions are deteriorating

Projected Final Size:
48000

Estimated Final Cost:
$10,000,000

Image Mt Hamilton Webcam

The Hamcam is not pointed towards the fire ground however you can see the Santa Clara Valley is socked in with fog. I believe that's smoke above the low lying clouds.

Click HERE for a topographical map of the Lick Fire area.

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