Sayre Fire Update; 613 Homes Confirmed Lost

The midday incident report filed at noon today reported 613 homes and 10 commercial buildings were destroyed in the first 12 hours of the Sayre Fire.

Facts and Concerns;

1,400 firefighters are assigned to the Sayre Fire
One firefighter injured with chest pains, one civilian injured.

Major problems and concerns (control problems, social/political/economic concerns or impacts, etc.) Relate critical resources needs identified above to the Incident Action Plan.
STEEP INACCESSIBLE TERRAIN, EXTREME DRY FUEL MOISTURE, STRONG FORECASTED RED FLAG WARNINGS EFFECTIVE THROUGH 2000 HRS, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH, THIS INCLUDES GUSTY WINDS UP TO 70 MPH THROUGH PASSES & CANYONS.

Projected incident movement/spread 12 hour time frame:
12 hours: Fire has potential for continued rapid rates of spread to the West and Southwest due to strong Santa Ana winds, low humidities and unseasonably high temperature. The fire also has potential to move to the North/Northwest.

Significant events today (closures, evacuations, significant progress made, etc.):
CLOSURE OF 5 AND 210 FWYS, MANDATORY EVACUATIONS INCLUDING ANIMALS AND DOMESTIC PETS. EVACUATION OF OLIVE VIEW-UCLA MEDICAL CENTER 216 PATIENTS (NO POWER) 5 PATIENTS ON VENTILATORS.

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