A skeleton force of 359 firefighters are assigned to the Oliver Complex Fires comprised of the following named fires.
Directly from the Incident 209 report;
OLIVER Fire 1000 ACRES 0% CONTAINED
WESTFALL Fire 50 ACRES 50%,
SILVER Fire 400 10%,
STAR Fire 30 ACRES 0%,
CHIQUITO Fire 10 ACRES 50%,
GAGG, POISON, AND 7 OTHERS FIRES ARE CONFINED NOT YET CONTROLLED.
Growth Potential – Extreme
Difficulty of Terrain – Extreme
Values at Risk: include communities, critical infrastructure, natural and cultural resources in 12, 24, 48 and 72 hour time frames:12 hours:
PONDEROSA SUBDIVISION WITH 100+ HOMES. RECREATIONAL CABINS IN THE FOREST NUMBER IN THE 100’S. WITHIN 72 HOURS WAWONA AND THE BIG TREES (SEQUOIA GIGANTEA) IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK WILL BE THREATENED BY THE STAR INCIDENT (ONE OF 14 FIRES WITHIN THIS COMPLEX). LATERAL MOVEMENT UP AND DOWN RIVER HAS GOOD POTENTIAL TO REACH NP LANDS.
CONTINUE UTULIZING AVAILABLE RESOURCES. CONTINUE REQUESTS FOR SCARCE RESOURCES
Critical Resource Needs (amount, type, kind and number of operational periods () in priority order in 12, 24, 48, and 72 hour time frames):
10 HEAVY AIRTANKERS, 4 TYPE 1 AND 6 TYPE 2 HELICOPTERS, 15 HAND CREWS.
10 HEAVY AIRTANKERS, 4 TYPE 1 AND 6 TYPE 2 HELICOPTERS, 15 HANDCREWS
This scenario is being played out similarly throughout central and northern California. The incident commander won’t get those 10 heavy tankers or 8 helicopters.
He’ll get by with the two helicopters he has assigned along with the 13 engines and 8 bulldozers he has.
Residents upstream should be advised. If you are told to evacuate do so without hesitation. Under ordinary circumstances structure protection crews would be available to prep your house and stand guard. This is not an option from my read.