Summit Fire Should Peak at 7,000 Acres

Information from the Incident 209 Report filed 1800 hrs yesterday.

Total Personnel Assigned (as of 1800 hrs 5/22)
410

Size/Area Involved
3,000 ACRES
% Contained or MMA
15 Percent

“Today’s observed fire behavior (leave blank for non-fire events):
Extreme fire behavior was influenced by an abnormal weather phenomena for this area. Strong, dry winds contributed to rapid fire growth in an area that usually has a very strong coastal/humid influence. Potential for 5000-7000 acres before containment.

Major problems and concerns (control problems, social/political/economic concerns or impacts, etc.) Relate critical resources needs identified above to the Incident Action Plan.
Evacuations of all residents in the area of Eureka Canyon Road area and Ormsby Cutoff Road,Lower Hiland area which includes Buzard, Lagoon,Vaca De Sol area which are all in Santa Cruz County, Summit Road. Steep terrain, heavy thick dead fuels. Strong winds are making it very difficult to get crews ahead of the fire. Fire continues to spot across Eureka Canyon Road.

For fire incidents, describe resistance to control in terms of:
Growth Potential – Extreme
Difficulty of Terrain – Extreme

Remarks:
Fire is currently burning with extreme rate of spread in heavy fuels. Evacuations are currently in progress through the reverse 911 system. Cal Fire Incident Command Team 4 will transition tonight at 2000 Hrs. Potential for 5000-7000 acres.

Forecasted Weather for next Operational Period
Wind Speed (mph): 37 Temperature: 50-75
Wind Direction: N N/E Relative Humidity: 20

Fuels/Materials Involved: 2 Timber (grass and understory)
Timber and brush

Cooperating and Assisting Agencies Not Listed Above:
Cal Fire, County, OES, CHP, Sheriff