Monday, May 26, 2008

Summit Fire Update Monday 5/26/08

Summit Fire

Summit Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: May 26, 2008 6:00 am
Date/Time Started: May 22, 2008 5:17 am
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE
County: Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties
Location: Summit Road and Maymen Flats
South of the town of Loma Prieta
Acres Burned: 3,970
Containment 70% contained - 3,970 acres
Structures Destroyed:36 residences; 18 outbuildings
Threatened: 100 residential
Evacuations: Evacuations remain in effect for the following roads in the Summit Road area of Santa Cruz County: Eureka Canyon, Ormsby Cutoff, Lower Highland, including Buzzard Lagoon, and Vaca De Sol. Evacuations remain in effect for the Santa Clara County Community of Sveadal and residents of McPhee Road. Control problems include establishing line in steep terrain and heavy, thick dead fuels.
Injuries: 5
Cause: Under investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, County, OES: Santa Cruz and Santa Clara, CHP, Sheriff: Santa Cruz and Santa Clara, National Guard, NOAA, CA State Parks, Santa Clara County Parks, PG&E
Total Fire Personnel: 2,953
Fire crews: 97
Engines: 278
Airtankers: 3
Helicopters: 7
Dozers: 35
Water tenders: 47
Major Incident Command Team: Incident Command Team #4
Conditions: The fire continues to be slope and fuel driven on the Eastern flank of the fire. Minimal growth is expected today. safety concerns.

Temperature: 70
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Speed: 6-12 mph
Relative Humidity: 40-50%

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

Here is a Link to the Perimeter Map of the fire

Source: CALFIRE Incident Report 5/26/08

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