Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Thoughts and Prayers to the Family and our Cal Fire Family

This evening emergency personnel were able to access the crash site of a CAL FIRE airtanker that had crashed near Yosemite National Park and determined that the pilot on board had died. The CAL FIRE airtanker (Tanker 81) based out of the Hollister Air Attack Base had been fighting the Dog Rock Fire near El Portal when officials lost contact with it late this afternoon.

The pilot’s family has requested we withhold release of the pilot’s name until all immediate family can be notified.

“This crash underscores just how inherently dangerous wildland firefighting is and the job is further compounded this year by extreme fire conditions,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE director. “We have secured the crash site and will be cooperating with the NTSB on their investigation.”

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Back Home

The crew was released from the Silverado Fire today and is back home available.  The fire was contained at 968 acres.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Silverado Fire

The crew is assigned to the Silverado Fire on our forest.  The fire is currently 1,300 acres and is located in the Silverado Canyon and Main Divide area.  Tomorrow is forasted to be 105 degrees and a severe heat alert has been issued for the area.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cole Fire

The crew pulled a shift yesterday on the Cole Fire on the Orange County/Anaheim city limits.  The fire started on the 91 Freeway near Green River.  The fire was stopped at 40 acres.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Back Home

The crew has completed their assignment on the Happy Camp Complex and is back home on R & R.  The crew worked their entire assignment on night shift.  The crew tied in many sections of the fire doing Burn Out operations. Below are some photos of the crew and of the fire.  The photos were taken by Wildland Fire Photographer Kari Greer who followed several fire crews and captured what we do.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


The crew has been reassigned to the Happy Camp Complex on the Klamath Narional Forest Forest.

Released from the Way Fire

The crew has been released from the Way Fire.  Crew will either be reassigned to a new fire or sent home.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CA-CND-Way Fire

The crew has been ordered up for the Way Fire on the Seqouia National Forest.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Back home on R & R

The crew is back home on R & R and will be available for assignment on Tuesday August 19th.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

CA- KNF-July Complex (Log)

Crew has extended their tour assignment from 14 days to 16 to assist finishing a critical firing operation on Div. J on the Log Fire.  

Friday, August 08, 2014


The crew has been diverted to the Klamath July Complex.

Thursday, August 07, 2014


The crew has be reassigned to the Beaver Fire on the Klamath National Forest in Yreka.

Tied In

The crew has completed the last bit of containment line on the French Fire.  Below is a short video of the crew on the fire,