Monday, March 24, 2008

TCU - Prussian IC - 60 acres - Mokelumne Hill

Cal Fire San Andreas working multiple vegetation fires Mokelumne Hill area, Calaveras County

CA-TCU- Prussian IC
Escaped debris burn - Fires started just before Noon, On Monday, March 24, 2008 CAL FIRE and several local fire protection districts responded to three escaped debris burns in Calaveras County totaling 63 acres. Resources totaling 1 helicopter, 2 dozers, 10 engines, 9 hand crews and 3 water tenders were used on scenes of the 3 different incidents. CAL FIRE may charge landowners for the cost of suppressing debris burns that escape control.

Update 08:00 3-25-2008: 60 acres - 2 engines(4473, ) , Vallecitos camp Crews assigned to incident this morning for mop-up and patrol.

Initial call: 11:03 am - Most resources on scene by 13:30
2 separate starts in area.
Location: 3820 Prussian Hill Rd Mokelumne Hill, - Access Railroad Flat road, Mountain Ranch road,
Map
Resources: CDF Units from Columbia, San Andreas, Esperanza, Vallecito, Sonora, West Point, Baseline and Pine Grove all responded. Also helping out were local units from Central Fire, Altaville/Melones, Murphys, San Andreas and Mokelumne Hill.

IC initially called for 4 crews, Dozer, Pickup w/hose
4473, BC 4411
WT-159, WT-168
Vallecitos Crews-1,2,4,5 Pine Grove crews 2 and 4 responding out of unit to Highway 26 and Ponderosa way.
Copter 404
Misc. Fire updates:
Copter 404 refueled Columbia eta back to fire 12 min
E-231, E-238 released
WT-159, WT-168 on scene
Comms: Prussian IC - Tac 8 local tone,
Some resource traffic on CMD 1 tone 1

Note: Per monitored radio traffic only - Not official nor comprehensive

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