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Flynn Fire Incident

Flynn Fire - aftermath
Flynn Fire - aftermath

Flynn Fire – aftermath

December 2012,  Bill Morrison, Coastal District Manager –

The Flynn Fire Incident (ignitiation under investigation) started near the Comptche Volunteer Fire Department on 10/1/2012 burning approximately 195 acres. Portions of this wildfire burned with high intensity along a southern aspect located on Soper Company properties destroying numerous redwood, pine, and douglas-fir stands.

Previous road maintenance and road right-of- way brush control efforts enhanced the ability for fire suppression crews to quickly access company property to successfully initiate fire suppression activities.

Helicopter r fighting the Flynn Fire

Helicopter fighting the Flynn Fire

Cal Fire and the Comptche Volunteer Fire Department attacked the wildfire with high priority, given for protection of local residences as well as the threat the wildfire posed on the destruction of company timberland resources. Acknowledgement and appreciation is extended to both Cal Fire and the Comptche Volunteer Fire Department for their strong efforts minimizing impacts of the wildfire.

Since the fire occurred late in the fall, the fire salvage efforts will be postponed until 2013. When salvage efforts are successfully completed, to recover any value within the damaged timberland, the area will most likely be planted in 2014.

 

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