Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Thursday, August 18, 2022 10:22:34 AM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
NWCG-2022-NWCG-8164
FWAC Incident ID
255263
Incident Name
Sierra Fire
Last Updated
Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:01 PM PDT
(1 month ago)
Fire Reported
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7:30 AM PDT
(2 months ago)
State
California
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
30.3 miles N of Los Angeles, CA
Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

CURRENT STATUS OF THE SIERRA FIRE:
- 11 acres
- 97% contained
- Rowher Flats OHV Trail #3414W27 has reopened.
- More info: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8164/

BACKGROUND:

A new fire was reported to the Angeles National Forest Emergency Communications Center on June 15 at 2:27 p.m. It appears to have started in the Bouquet Canyon/Spunky Canyon area of the forest. Firefighting units from the U.S. Forest Service and Los Angeles Fire Department arrived on the scene quickly. This fire affects commuters who use Bouquet Canyon Road to travel between the Lancaster/Palmdale area and the Santa Clarita area, as well as nearby cabin owners, and perhaps a few weekday recreationists, Smoke could affect nearby residents in the Santa Clarita Valley. See attached GOOGLE map.

As of June 15 p.m. at 5:15 p.m.
11 acres
25% contained
250 firefighters on the scene
6 helicopters
3 airtankers, including one VLAT
Los Angeles County Fire Department is a cooperator.

On June 15, in the afternoon, a mandatory evacuation order was issued along Bouquet Canyon Road from Vasquez Canyon Road to Spunky Canyon Road. Trail #3414W27 was temporarily closed at Rowher Flats OHV.

On June 15, in the evening, the mandatory evacuation order was rescinded along Bouquet Canyon Road from Vasquez Canyon Road to Spunky Canyon Road. However, this road closure remains in place with police escort for residents only. A small section of Rowher OHV is temporarily closed, including Trail #3414W27. Firefighters are holding the fire at an estimated 11 acres with over 50% containment.

On June 16, the Incident Commander reported a total of 11 acres burned with 95% containment on the Sierra Fire. Bouquet Canyon Road from Vasquez Canyon Road to Spunky Canyon Road remains closed, except for residents with police escort only.


Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Under Investigation
Date of Origin
Wednesday June 15th, 2022 approx. 02:30 PM
Coordinates
34.554, -118.414
Total Personnel
250
Size (Acres)
11
Incident Contact
Dana Dierkes
Email: dana.dierkes@usda.gov
Phone: 626-698-8482
Fire Unit Information
Angeles National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
701 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006
Incident Map

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