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Monday
Dec142015

Greetings Campers, Family and Friends of Hye Camp from our Winter Wonderland.

From the Camp Committee and me, we want to wish you all a blessed Christmas Season filled with the hope and joy of our Lord. May 2016 prove to be a glorious year of growth in our faith and love in our hearts for one another.

It snowed here at camp yesterday and last night. Tonight our camp is covered in a blanket of snow and the temp is 26 degrees. Burr!

Many have been asking for an update about the Rough Fire. On November 6, USDA sent out word that the Rough Fire was 100% contained. Thank you for all your prayers and good thoughts. In mid October, the Forest Service chose our camp for housing a large crew and they were very happy and comfortable here. God heard our prayers and guided the firefighters in saving not only all our structures but many businesses, camps and residence. God bless the brave men and women who fought the fire so selflessly.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
gk

Saturday
Nov212015

HYE CAMP 2016 DATES

Hye Camp 2016 Dates

Week 1: July 10 - July 16

Week 2: July 17 - July 23

Week 3: July 24- July 30

Week 4: July 31 - August 6

Wednesday
Oct072015

UPDATE: Rough Fire Firefighters

ROUGH FIRE SOUTH ZONE CREWS RELOCATING SMALL OPERATIONS TO WESTERN DIOCESE OF THE ARMENIAN CHURCH OF NORTH AMERICA'S CAMP.  FUTURE USDA NOTICES WILL REFERENCE "ARMENIAN CHURCH CAMP".

If you have been following the inciweb, you have seen the West Zone, where our camp lies, is safe.  Gary is back at camp and currently helping the small operations team temporarilty occupying our camp.

gk



Rough Fire Evening Update Monday, October 5, 2015

Date Started: July 31, 2015           Cause:  Lightning             Size: 151,623 acres           Containment: 89%     

Structures Destroyed: 4        Firefighter injuries to date: 12           Total Personnel: 260

Fire Resources:   7 crews,   5 engines,   2 helicopters,   4 bulldozers,   10 water tenders


FIRE SUMMARY:  Cooler weather and wetting rain was received over parts of the fire area today aiding firefighters with suppression efforts.  Warmer and dryer air is expected to move into the area on Tuesday with above average temperatures towards the end of the week.  Fire crews are continuing to patrol and mop-up areas within the perimeter of the burn.  A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team is assessing long-term threats to life, property, water quality and deteriorated ecosystems from further damage.

***Information for the South Zone Rough Fire will transition to the Hume Lake District.  Beginning October 6th, the new information line will be 559-338-2251 and ask for Rough Fire Information. Information for the North Zone of the Rough Fire will transition to the Supervisors Office.  Beginning October 6th, the new information line will be 559-297-0706.***

***Further updates will occur when there is significant information to report***

 

SOUTH ZONE:

The South Zone will be transitioning over the next few days from a Type 3 organization to a smaller locally administered team comprised mainly of district personnel.  Firefighters are being released to their home units and families. As a result, a smaller operation will be relocating to the Western Diocese of North America/Armenian Church Camp from the YMCA Camp at Sequoia Lake.

Although fire fighters have already made good progress, crews are taking advantage of the rain and cooler temperatures to strengthen containment lines. Firefighters are continuing to patrol and mop-up hot spots, focusing their efforts on the western flank of the fire area where it burned most recently.

BAER specialists are completing their data gathering and verification field work in the burn area. The assessment team uses the soil burn severity data to identify if there are areas of concern where increased soil erosion, accelerated surface water run-off, and debris flows have the potential to impact human life/safety and property from storm events. The team will then consider emergency stabilization options for those critical resources.

The Forest Service reminds hunters and visitors to the forest that closures are still in effect and asks for the public’s patience as a lot of work remains within the fire area. Highway 180 is closed north of Grant Grove; however, the public can still enjoy the General Grant Tree, Grant Grove Visitor Center and points south to Giant Forest.

Visit www.nps.gov/seki for the latest recreation and park information.

 

NORTH ZONE:    

All areas within the North Zone are in patrol status by air and ground resources.

 

AREA CLOSURES: Area closures for public and firefighter safety remain in place on the Sequoia and Sierra National Forests, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Kings Canyon National Park.

 

The latest Rough Fire Information can be found at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4456/

    10-5-15-AM-Update.pdf

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