Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Summit Fire Update Tuesday 5/27/08

Summit Fire

Summit Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: May 27, 2008 6:00 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 85% contained - 4,270 acres. Containment is expected today with currently assigned resources.
Structures Destroyed:36 residences; 18 outbuildings
Threatened: 15 residential
Evacuations: Summit Fire Re-entry Information
Injuries: 7
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, County, OES: Santa Cruz and Santa Clara, CHP, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Sheriffs, National Guard, NOAA, CA State Parks, Santa Clara County Parks, PG&E
Total Fire Personnel: 2,631
Fire crews: 96
Engines: 171
Airtankers: 3
Helicopters: 7
Dozers: 24
Water tenders: 39
Costs to date: $11.20 million
Major Incident Command Team: Incident Command Team #4
Conditions: No fire spread is expected. Re-evaluation will be made this morning regarding lifting the closures of Summit and Loma Prieta Roads. Mt. Madonna Park remains closed. Rollout of burning material and fire-weakened trees continue to be concerns.

Wind: 5 mph
Temperature: 50
Wind direction: W
Humidity: 80%

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

Source: CALFIRE Information 5/27/08

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