Mill Creek 1 Fire


Incident #: 2216
Fire Start: 7 months ago
Location: 6.5 miles SSE of Hoopa, CA
Acres: 3,674
Agency: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Dispatch Notes:

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 3 days ago — Mill Creek 1 Fire Update Contact Fire Information: 530-618-2844 Hours: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. August 30, 2018 Date of Detection: August 16, 2018 Current Size: 3,674 acres Location: Mill Creek North of Hoopa California, Hoopa Indian Reservation Legal Description: Latitude: 41ᵒ 8’ 24” Longitude: 123ᵒ 39’ 36” Cause: Arson Containment: 100% Resources on Fire: There are currently 286 personnel on this incident Crews: 2, Helicopters: 2, Engines: 17, Dozers: 3 FIRE UPDATE – On Friday August 31st at 6:00 a.m., Great Basin Team 6 will transition management of the Mill Creek 1 Fire to a local Type 3 organization. The number of personnel assigned to the fire will continue to decrease due to successful firefighting efforts. We want to thank the communities of Hoopa, Weitchpec and Willow Creek, to the Hoopa Tribe and the Hoopa Fire Department for your support and hospitality during our assignment. OPERATIONS: Resources will continue to check for hot spots, improve the line and improve...
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Incident Contact
Mill Creek 1 Fire Information
Phone: 530-618-2844
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm
Fire Unit Information
Hoopa Valley Tribe
Bureau of Indian Affairs
11860 State Highway 96
Hoopa, CA 95546

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Thursday August 16th, 2018 approx. 07:30 AM
Mill Creek, Hoopa, California
Incident Commander
Chadwick IC, Great Basin Team 6
41.14 latitude, -123.66 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel
3,674 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Wednesday September 05th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Chaparral (6 feet),
Timber (grass and understory),
Tall Grass (2.5 feet)

Mid-aged timber reproduction, high loading of shrubs and slash, SB3 and SH6. Mature plantation, timber, grass and understory, TU5. Chaparral (up to 6 feet), SH6. Tall Grass, GR4.
Significant Events
Minimal, Creeping, and Smoldering.

Fire Behavior was related to interior burnouts that exhibited little spread and low flame lengths. We continue to experience rollout, but no spots were generated today.


Planned Actions
Mop-up and patrol in all divisions while continuing to release resources to the geographic area coordination center. Half of the resources will be released in the morning and the second half after shift.
Projected Incident Activity
12 Hours: Limited interior burning in heavy fuels. The probability of rollout of hot debris causing a problem with fire outside containment lines is low.

24 Hours: No fire growth anticipated. There may, however, be limited interior burning in heavy fuels.