Saturday, June 30, 2007

Angora Fire General Information 80% CONTAINED

Angora Fire General Information:

Angora Fire

Angora Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: June 30, 2007 8:00 am
Date/Time Started: June 24, 2007 2:10 pm
Administrative Unit: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
County: El Dorado County
Location: West of South Lake Tahoe
Acres Burned: 3,100 acres; Full containment expected on July 3.
Containment 80% contained - 3,100 acres
West of South Lake Tahoe.
Control:Full control expected on July 3, 2007 at 6:00 pm
Structures Destroyed:254 residence and 75 commercial structures have been destroyed
14 residence have been damaged
Threatened: No additional homes threatened at this time.
Evacuations: A limited re-entry schedule has been developed for the residence of the Tahoe Mountain area and portions of the Lake Tahoe Blvd.
For more information on evacuations and re-entry call (530) 541-9205.
Injuries: 3
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: All fire agencies within the Tahoe Basin, USFS, CAL FIRE, CHP, South Lake Tahoe Police Department, El Dorado County Sheriffs Office, Red Cross, Civil Air Patrol.
Total Fire Personnel: 1,332 (424 CAL FIRE)
Fire crews: 27 (14 CAL FIRE)
Engines: 73 (30 CAL FIRE)
Helicopters: 4
Dozers: 2
Water tenders: 10
Costs to date: $10 million
Major Incident Command Team: Unified Command
Conditions: The fire is burning in heavy timber and rugged terrain.

The Highway 89 road closure has been lifted. Utility companies are restoring services within the fire area including power and gas lines. Crew safety remains a concern due to working in hazardous conditions including rolling material, snags and along roads where public and utility traffic has been reintroduced.

Phone Numbers (530) 543-2694 (Angora Fire Information)

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