Wildfire SLO and Kern Co line, 4/30/18

From a traffic accident. Here is the CHP dispatch below.

Fire dispatch: just had a response for a veg fire on Hwy 41….east of the “Y” at cottonwood pass…..3464, 3469, Dozer 3441, Questa crew 1, and A/A 340…..haven’t heard a tankers being dispatched….so they may not be out here yet, MoCo sent 4669.

Detail Information
3:21 PM 23 [87] 9-8B COPIES AS SOON AS SMOKE CLEARS WILL TRY AND RELIEVE SOME OF THE VEHS ON SCENE
3:20 PM 22 [86] 1039 FRENSO TMC TO CLOSE SB SR41 AT SR33
3:19 PM 21 [85] 1039 CALTRANS DIST 5 – NOTIFY FRESNO TMC FOR CLOSURE AT SR41 AT SR33
3:17 PM 20 [83] 9-14B: ASC IF 8B IF CLOSURE IS NEEDED IF SO START IT FRM BOTH SIDES // 9-8B AFFIRM CLOSURE IS NEEDED – HILLSIDE ALSO CAUGHT ON FIRE – CLOSURE AT LEAST 45 MINS TO 1 HR
3:15 PM 19 [78] [Notification] [CHP]-NEUMANN W/ AIROPS LL // REQ NOT A71 AND H70 THAT CAL AIR CRAFT ARE IN THE AREA // CAL FIRE FREQ 123975
3:12 PM 18 [75] [Appended, 15:13:43] [13] SEMI ON FIRE
3:10 PM 17 [59] B9-008B GO AHEAD AND ISSUE SIGALERT
3:08 PM 16 [57] 1039 CALTRANS TO ACTIVATE CMS BOARD EB SR46 AT JACK RANCH – USE SR46 // 9-8B COPIES FRM THE WYE
3:08 PM 15 [56] [Notification] [CHP]-PER ADDITONAL CALLER SEMI HAS NOW CAUGHT ON FIRE
3:06 PM 14 [63] [Appended, 15:13:43] [1] OPEN LINE BO CONNECTION
3:03 PM 13 [47] 1039 CALFIRE LINE 44
3:02 PM 12 [46] [Notification] [CHP]-SLOSO LL H70 IS ENRT ETA 20
3:01 PM 11 [42] 1039 FRCC
3:00 PM 10 [38] 9-14B SHANDON CALTRANS OF POSS CLOSURE
2:56 PM 9 [16] 1039 CALFIRE
2:55 PM 8 [12] RP ADVSD VEH IS ON FIRE
2:55 PM 7 [10] OFF RDWY NEG BLKG
2:54 PM 6 [9] 1039 SLOSO
2:54 PM 5 [8] SEMI TK IS JACK KNIFED
2:54 PM 4 [5] PER DUP, MUSTANG VS HINDS NURSERY SEMI TK W/2 TRLRS
2:53 PM 3 [4] RP ADVSD HORRIBLE TC
2:52 PM 2 [2] BIG RIG VS FORD MUS
2:52 PM 1 [20] [Appended, 14:57:18] [2] SIMI VS VEH
Unit Information

 

New & Improved Inciweb

Getting ready for the 2018 fire season? Beside weed whacking and brush clearance, you might want to bookmark this site – of course, it is on my blog in the right column, also. It is really cool. Go check it out BEFORE you need it. There is a wildfire in Shasta/Trinity called the Grape. Only a couple hundred acres and 30% contained, but this will show you what the site is like!

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

Use the map or search bar to locate wildland fire and other natural resource incidents. Click a marker on the map and use the “Go to Incident” button for detailed information. From the incident page you can access announcements, closures, news, maps, and photographs from the menu below the map (on mobile phones tap the menu button).

The redesigned site has a modern layout and can be viewed from your phone, computer, or tablet.

Map options:
Cog Icon for map settingsChange map properties
Location IconFind your current location
Back arrow icon for resetting mapReset map position

Highway Closure Update, 4/30/18

Here is the relevant info re Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide. The rest is pretty much the same:

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing over 5 million cubic yards of material. Caltrans continues with its plan to realign the existing terrain. The Department has announced a new target of mid-September to get lanes re-opened to traffic. Caltrans will continuously evaluate the opening date as work progresses so we anticipate providing an update in July. It’s expected that even after the highway is re-open, intermittent lane closures and roadwork may continue. The updated current cost is at $54 million.

This week: Work continues on the north cut, middle and north fills, and on north berm.

There is currently no public/local access through the Mud Creek area since this remains an active, emergency construction zone.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Paul’s Slide was cleaned up last week from debris and slide material. It is still active but the 24/7traffic signal remains in place and temporary guardrail.

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