Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Summit Fire 100% Contained - Update 5/28/08

Summit Fire

Summit Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: May 28, 2008 8:00 am
Date/Time Started: May 22, 2008 5:17 am
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Santa Clara and San Mateo & Santa Cruz Units
County: Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties
Location: Summit Road and Maymen Flats
South of the town of Loma Prieta
Acres Burned: 4,270
Containment 100% contained - 4,270 acres
Control:Full control expected May 30, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
Structures Destroyed:31 residences; 63 outbuildings
Evacuations: Summit Fire Re-entry Information
Injuries: 12
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, CCC, OES, United States Forest Service, CHP, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Sheriffs, National Guard, NOAA, CA State Parks, Santa Clara County Parks, PG&E
Total Fire Personnel: 2,519
Fire crews: 91
Engines: 141
Airtankers: 3
Helicopters: 2
Dozers: 15
Water tenders: 33
Costs to date: $12.2 million
Major Incident Command Team: Incident Command Team #4
Conditions: Updated totals of structures destroyed resulted from completion of damage inspection. All road closures and evacuations have been lifted. Narrow roads, hot spots and hazard trees are safety concerns for residents allowed back into fire area today.

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Phone Numbers (408) 779-0930 (Summit Fire Information)

Source: CALFIRE Incident Report

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