Wednesday, April 30, 2008

CA-SMD Santa Anita IC - 584 acres - 88%

Santa Anita Wildland Fire

INCIDENT UPDATED

Santa Anita fire progression map
Total burned area: 584 acres
Credit: USDA Forest Service - Link

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Summary

As of Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 6:00 a.m. PST, the Santa Anita Fire has burned 584 acres north of Sierra Madre, CA. Approximately 238 acres are on National Forest System land within the Angeles National Forest, and 346 acres are within the corporate boundary of the City of Sierra Madre (see fire progression map posted to this site).

The fire is currently 88% contained.

Fire information is available until 8:00 p.m. today (Weds. 4/30/08) by calling the Angeles National Forest Fire Information Center at 626-821-6700. The City of Sierra Madre Public Information can be reached at 626-355-7135.

Evacuation Update (6:00 a.m. April 30, 2008):

With the exception of the Chantry Flats area, all evacuated areas have been re-opened.

Closure Update (7:00 a.m. April 30, 2008):

Sierra Madre public schools (both campuses) are open.

Most other schools in Sierra Madre are also open. Please contact private schools directly to confirm the status of individual school closures.

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Santa Anita Canyon Road (Chantry Flat Road), which accesses the Angeles National Forest, is closed.

Basic Information

Incident Type Wildland Fire
Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin 04/26/2008 at 1500 hrs.
Location City of Sierra Madre and Angeles National Forest (Los Angeles County)
Incident Commander Dave Fiorella

Current Situation

Total Personnel 923
Size 584 acres
Percent Contained 88%
Estimated Containment Date 05/02/2008 at 1800 hrs.
Fuels Involved

Brush, chaparral and light timber.

Fire Behavior

Isolated hot spots.

Significant Events

Except for the Chantry Flat area, evacuations have been lifted.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews will continue to improve fireline, mop up, and provide structure protection.

Projected Movement

With cooler temperatures and good progress by fire crews, it is anticipated that the fire will be contained by May 2nd at 6:00 p.m.

Growth Potential

Low

Terrain Difficulty

Extreme

Remarks

Unified Command with USFS (Fiorella), Sierra Madre Fire (Heydorf) and Sierra Madre Police (Diaz).

Weather

Current Wind Conditions 2-6 mph SW
Current Temperature 53 degrees
Current Humidity 84 %

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