The R-14 Fire is burning approximately 750 acres and is estimated 10 percent contained. Yesterday about 1:00 P.M. six road side fires were detected along Highway 73 above the LandFill near Cedar Creek. All fires joined together and consumed 506 acres. Air support was successful in slowing the progression of the fire and created a slurry line along the west flank of the fire.
Today, fire personnel will work on securing the fire line and air support will conduct water drops to cool the fire edges. The Dozers will also work on the eastern flank of the fire to tie into the north flank of the fire. Today will be a critical day for firefighters as the hot and dry temperatures will test the fire lines.
Weather: Hot temperatures and high Haines indices are expected for the next several days.
Road Closures: Highway 73 from Canyon Day to Carrizo Junction is closed until further noticed.
Pre-evacuation Notification: A pre-evacuation notification for the residents of Cedar Creek is still in effect. This means that Residents need to be on stand-by in the event an evacuation is ordered. Residents are allowed back into Cedar Creek from Carrizo Junction. Residents should not drive around the community of Cedar Creek and should remain at their homes.
Safety: A drone was detected last night on the R-14 fire. If a drone is flying, all aviation operations will have to shut down. This poses a threat to aviation resources and firefighters as well as the public. Flying a drone near a wildfire is illegal.
Date of Origin: Friday June 16th, 2017 approx. 12:00 A.M.
Location: Highway 73 between Canyon Day and Cedar Creek
Estimated Containment: Friday, June 30, 2017
Projected Incident Activity: Aggressive use of initial attack air resources have allowed some progress, continue to hold overnight