Hough Complex Morning Update - 8/26/2013

Feather Publishing
8/26/2013 - 8:30 a.m.
This will be the last update unless there is significant new activity on the Hough Complex.

Date: August 26, 2013 / Morning Update

Status: Resources:

Acres Burned: 513 Crews: 11

Cause: Lightning Engines: 60

Date Started: August 18, 2013 Helicopters: 3

Containment: 100% Air Tankers: 0

Expected Containment: Aug. 25, 2013 Total Resources Assigned: 353


Basic Information

Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday August 18th, 2013 approx. 06:30 PM
LocationKeddie Ridge/North Arm of Indian Valley/Mt. Hough/Taylorsville area

Current Situation

Total Personnel353
Size513 acres
Percent Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSunday August 25th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Shrub, oak, and timber

Fire Behavior

Smoldering with interior pockets of unburned fuel burning out.

Significant Events

Declared containment or control of all fires with mop-up and rehab continuing.


Planned Actions

Strengthen hand line, mop-up, and patrol all fires. Rehab needs are being addressed in coordination with the turn-back standards establised by forest.

Growth Potential


Terrain Difficulty



Yesterday the crews continued to mop up and improve lines in the Johnson and Ridge/Heights Fires.  A small rollout occurred last night in the Johnson Fire but crews picked it up right away. Today, mop up efforts will continue. Central Coast Interagency Incident Management Team 7 will be transitioning to a Type 3 organization tomorrow. This will be the last update that this team will release. Team 7 would like to thank this community for the consideration and friendliness you have shown during our stay. It has been our pleasure serving this wonderful community.

Current Weather

Wind Conditions8 mph SW
Temperature87 degrees
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