Sunday, August 4, 2013

Volcano & Baltic Fires burn near Sierra Pacific Industries lands


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Volcano Fire: The Volcano Fire was first reported around 3:15pm on August 3rd, 2013 about 3 to 4 miles south of the community of Foresthill.  As of August 4th, 2013, the fire was at 11 acres in size, was 95% contained and was burning east of SPI's THP 4-11-009 ELD (And Um THP).  The cause of the fire has not been disclosed and is still under investigation.

THP 4-11-009 ELD (And Um THP) Sierra Pacific Industries; 76 acres; 80% clearcut, 20% sanitation-salvage logging. Jesse Canyon, Otter Creek, Kanaka Gulch (MD: T13N, R10E, Sec 13, T13N R11E, Sec 7). Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, steep slopes over 50%, 2 goshawk territories within 1.8 miles, 2 CA spotted owls within 1.6mi, nissenan manzanita, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 06/25/11.

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Baltic Fire: The Baltic Fire was first reported around 7:15 am on August 3rd, 2013 about 5 miles south of Pollock Pines.  As of August 4th, 2013, the fire was 15 acres in size, was 80% contained and was burning just north and east of SPI's THP 4-12-011 ELD (Dude THP).  The cause of the fire has not been disclosed and is still under investigation.

THP 4-12-011 ELD (Dude THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 132 acres; 95% clearcut, 4% selection, 1% roadside logging. Lower Sly Park Creek, Middle Butte (MD: T9N R13E Sec.6; T10N R13E Sec.19, 28, 29, 32). Winter operations, moderate erosion hazard, slopes up to 50%, impaired 303.d watershed, 8 CA spotted owls within 1.6mi, golden eagle nest within 1.8mi, foothill yellow legged frog within .4mi, long legged myotis and fringed myotis sightings within 1mi, scattered large trees. Estimated public comment deadline: 05/28/12. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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