REDDING, CA – The Sims Restoration Project area prescribed burn has officially been declared a wildfire on Thursday April 26, 2018. It is burning about 10 miles north of Hayfork, California.
The fire was originally reported on April 24, 2018 at 1659 hours PDT.
There are approximately 168 personnel assigned to this wildfire.
The IC attached to this incident is Paul Johnson.
Alongside staffing there are an unknown number of engines, hand crews, fallers and bull dozers that are building containment lines around the fire perimeter.
Additionally, there is an attack plane and a Type 1 helicopter being used as aerial fire suppression resources.
Incident Cooperators include those from the Six Rivers and the Shasta-Trinity National Forests.
There has been about 150 acres of heavy brush and timber and grass has been scorched but fire crews have successfully reached a 10% containment status.
Fire fuels are drying out much faster than expected and causing fire behavior to become more intense.
Fire crews are also working together on structure protection which includes public/private properties, water systems PG&E transmission lines and natural forest stands.
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