The Cascadel Fire has burned 150 acres in the Madera County town of North Fork. The fire is burning in the Whiskey Creek drainage and as a result is presenting accessibility issues for Cal Fire.
340 residences are threatened according to the Incident 209 thus the call for a heavier dispatch than a typical 150 acre wildland fire calls for.
Air tankers based in Fresno have been making continuous round trip runs since early morning trying to get ahead of this potential runner.
The fire is human caused. From the ICS-209 this narrative is found.
Major problems and concerns (control problems, social/political/economic concerns or impacts, etc.)
“AREA IS DIFFICULT TO ACCESS. COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT IS SUPPORTING FIRE SUPPRESSION ACTIONS DUE TO HAZARDOUS INFRASTRUCTURE RELATED TO THE CAUSE OF THE INCIDENT. “
Sounds like a meth lab blew up but I have no evidence to support that theory. Up in that country it’s a toss up between the pot farmers and methamphetamine producers. Both of these groups are known to plant booby traps.