Piute Fire view from Sierra Fire Cam. The fire has burned nearly 12,000 acres in 2 days with minimal containment.
From the incident 209 tonight;
Major problems and concerns (control problems, social/political/economic concerns or impacts, etc.)
“Relate critical resources needs identified above to the Incident Action Plan.
Lack of resources and overhead positions. The fire is situated in an area with difficult access and extended travel times.
The west side of the fire continues to be unsafe for direct attack. Resource priority has been concentrated on protection of structures, historic town sites, archaeological sites and critical habitat areas. The shortage of suppression resources on the north and east sides of the fire are allowing the fire to run towards numerous camping areas and move towards the communities and structures in Lake Isabella, Bodfish, Liebel Ranch, Valley View sub-division, Historic Rocky Point Mining area, Red Mountain, and Claraville. The majority of resources are committed to flanking the eastward progression of the fire along Piute Mountain Rd. The lack of water supplies in the area have required the need for additional Water Tender requests that remain unfilled.
Additional Dozers are needed to open up narrow and unmaintained access roads, along with constructing contingency lines. The inability to fill overhead requests is affecting the support of the incident.”