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Sheep Fire fully contained

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October 10, 2009 09:06PM
The Sheep Fire is 100% contained. When referring to a fire, the difference between a fire being contained or controlled can be unclear. When a fire is contained a fuel break has been completed around the fire manually by hand line, and/or mechanically by dozer line. These breaks may also include the use of natural barriers such as rocky outcroppings. When a fire is controlled, it has been extinguished completely, including hot spots. Therefore, just because a fire is contained does not mean that the fire is controlled or out.

Fire suppression repair began Wednesday and the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team began work on Friday. There are two phases of rehabilitation following wildfires on federal lands: Fire Suppression Repair and Burned Area Emergency Response, or a long-term recovery strategy also known as BAER. Fire Suppression Repair is a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize environmental impacts resulting from fire suppression activities. This work rehabilitates the hand and dozer firelines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts. The BAER assessment team will determine if there are appropriate and effective measures that can be implemented in a timely manner to reduce unacceptable risks from potential flooding, mudslides, and debris flows. If the BAER assessment team determines emergency situations exist, and there are feasible and appropriate mitigation measures that would substantially reduce risks, the San Bernardino National Forest's short-term goal is to have treatments completed before the first damaging winter rain storm.
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Sheep Fire

Rick1121October 04, 2009 02:21PM

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Rick416October 04, 2009 02:22PM

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Rick481October 06, 2009 11:52AM

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Rick449October 06, 2009 04:14PM

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Rick984October 07, 2009 11:10AM

Sheep Fire fully contained

Rick1061October 10, 2009 09:06PM



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