Ranch Fire

Incident Summary

Last Updated: November 1, 2007 6:30 pm (FINAL)
Date/Time Started: October 20, 2007 9:42 pm
Administrative Unit: Angeles National Forest
County: Los Angeles County
Location: Near Townsand Peak, southwest of Templin Highway and Interstate 5 (West of Castaic, CA; North and East of Fillmore, CA)
Acres Burned: 58,401 acres

Fuels Involved: Heavy chaparral and oak woodland
Structures Destroyed: one home and nine outbuildings were destroyed
Cause: under investigation
Cooperating Agencies: U.S. Forest Services, Los Angeles County
Total Fire Personnel: 73
Costs to date: $9 million
Major Incident Command Team: Type 3 Team

 

Lake Piru following the Ranch Fire burn (Photo by Alexis West - October 24, 2007) 

     

High intensity burn east of Lake Piru (Photo by Alexis West - October 24, 2007)                                                                    Photo by Larry Wright (October 23, 2007)

      

Ranch Fire Photos by Stanton Florea (October 21, 2007)

 

Sources:

U.S. Department of Agriculture. (2007, November 7). Ranch Fire BAER report (FSH 2509.13).

Photo Credits:

Florea, S. (2007). Select Ranch Fire Photographs. Incident Information System (U.S. Forest Service). Retrieved November 30, 2007 from http://www.inciweb.org/incident/1002/

West, A. (2007). Select Ranch Fire Photographs. Incident Information System (U.S. Forest Service). Retrieved November 30, 2007 from http://www.inciweb.org/incident/1002/

Wright, L. (2007). Select Ranch Fire Photographs. Incident Information System (U.S. Forest Service). Retrieved November 30, 2007 from http://www.inciweb.org/incident/1002/