Made it safely!!
The crew made it safely to the fire camp yesterday afternoon. They are currently assigned to the day shift. This is probably a good thing, since it's a steep area. The fire blew up after being driven by winds today. No confirmation on size as of today. But the crew is there safely and has begun their long awaited tasks.
Here's a live camera for their fire: (although pretty smoky today) http://sierrafire.cr.usgs.gov/output/swfrs/webcams/tobias_peak_4/tobias_peak_4.jpg