Sunday, November 25, 2007

Corral Fire Incident - Malibu - Update - 4,720 acres

Update Corral Fire; Kanan Dune and Malibu Canyon Roads are reported open.

Acres: 4,720
Containment: 40%
Damages:
51 structures destroyed (49 single family dwellings, 2 outbuildings)
27 structures damaged (24 single family dwellings, 3 outbuildings)
1 mobile home destroyed
8 vehicles destroyed

Injuries:
7 firefighters injured. 1 AEU Firefighter suffered moderate first-degree burns to his lips and cheeks when he took a hot blast of air to the face while fighting the fire., No serious injuries.

Mandatory Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations remain in effect for the areas from the Coast to Mulholland Hwy. between Puerco Canyon Rd. and Latigo Canyon Rd.
Corral Canyon on the East, Kanan to the West,
Mulholland to the North, PCH to the South

Road Closures:
Pacific Coast Highway is closed between Malibu Canyon Road and Kanan
Road. All canyon roads between Malibu Canyon and Kanan are closed.
Kanan Road and Malibu Canyon Road are both open.
Fire map:Map of Corral fire perimeter
Map source: http://www.malibu-ca.gov

This is from South Ops "News & Notes"

Update Corral Fire; 4,720 acres and 40% contained. Moderate Santa Ana conditions continued throughout the night. Flanking and isolated head fire runs were observed. Interior islands continued to burn out. Crews continued direct line construction and perimeter control. Resources patrolled and mopped-up. Structure protection was provided as needed. Road closures remain in effect for PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) from Malibu Canyon Rd. to Paradise Cove; Kanan Dume Road from PCH to Mulholland Hwy. plus Latigo Canyon Rd. Via Acero Rd. Zumirez Dr. and Corral Canyon Rd. PCH from Zumirez Dr. to Kanan Dume Rd. is open to residents only. Mandatory evacuations remain in effect for the areas from the Coast to Mulholland Hwy. between Puerco Canyon Rd. and Latigo Canyon Rd.

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