fire on the rez

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And already over a thousand acres. Highway 96 closed. You can see they're flying over it. You can see that it's adjacent to Fire Tendersville National Forest — the green areas on the map are the feds and the rest is rez — and all I can say is I am relieved to see the cynical comments coming up, and keeping my fingers crossed for the people of the Hoopa Tribe.


Next day:
From Hoopa FD

FIRE UPDATE – Great Basin Team 6 assumed command of the Mill Creek 1 Fire today, August 20, 2018 at 6:00 a.m., led by Incident Commander Brook Chadwick. The Incident Management Team is comprised of individuals from several agencies working within the Great Basin (Idaho, Nevada, Utah & Wyoming). This is a full-suppression fire and the objective is 100% containment. The top priority for the Incident Management Team is the safety of fire personnel and the public. The Incident Command Post (ICP) is located at the Hoopa Fire Department, Hoopa, California.

Our objective is to keep the fire East of Highway 96, west of the Reservation boundary, north of Mill Creek and south of Deerhorn Creek. Resources are being ordered to assist with the suppression of the fire. Currently we are in a National Preparedness Level 5, mobilization of fire resources is heavily committed to numerous large fires throughout the country.

California State Highway 96 is closed from Bull Creek to Mill Creek due to fire behavior. Traffic is being redirected through Dowd Road. This is for the safety of the public as well as for crews and aerial resources working on the fire.
I am hoping the feds are getting the message that we're sick of their fucked up "solution" to the fuels-loading problem in our National Forests, that this isn't just them pumping us with firefighterly bullshit.

pipe up any time....