Spanish Flat Fire Now Around 200 Acres [Updated to 150 Acres]
CDF has not yet gotten a management team on the fire just north of Shelter Cove so gathering information is difficult. But after talking to local firefighters, it appears that the fire has spread to about 200 acres mostly grass. Last night inmate crews were on the fire. The hope is that they may be able to contain it. A lot depends on the wind. Coastal wind in the afternoon could change things for the worse dramatically. Inaccessibility is always going to be an issue in the King Range. A helipad is being constructed and the hope is that they will be able to stop this fire before it goes too far.
UPDATE:Here is a Map of where Spanish Flat is.
SoHum Awareness’, Estelle Fennel is reporting that “Spanish Flat Fire is at 150 acres. Fire is in steep terrain in the Spanish Flat area south of Punta Gorda. It is burning in grassland and is slowing down as it reaches heavier brush. According to CalFire, potential for growth is limited by current conditions. Resources committed to the fire at this point include: 8 Fire Crews, 6 Engines and a Helicopter. Access to the fire is from the Petrolia area via the Smith Etter Road. There is no current estimated time of containment. Firefighter are hoping to determine that later today as they get a better look at the fire scene. Cause is unknown at this time.”
UPDATE 11:12 am July 2: Calfire is now calling this the Spanish Fire. They say it is 150 acres and has been 50% contained.
|Location:||Kings Range Wilderness, 16 Miles North of Shelter Cove|
|Administrative Unit:||CAL FIRE Humboldt-Del Norte Unit|
|Status/Notes:||150 acres – 50% contained|
|Date Started:||July 1, 2011 8:52 pm|
|Last update:||July 2, 2011 9:00 am|