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Friday, October 10, 2008

CA-LNU-Deer Park - Wildland Fire - 300 acres 70%

Vegetation Fire with Structure threat, and at least two have burned. potential for hundreds of acres
Updates: CA-LNU-Deer Park - Wildland Fire - 300 acres 80%
Update: 18:30 10-11-08 - 70 percent contained and some residents are being let back into their homes. Cause: A truck that ran off the Deer Park road and crashed into a rock caused the fire, according to CalFire officials.
Update: 08:30 10-11-08 - Fire is approximately 300 acres and 40 percent contained. Google map of general fire locations - Link
Update: 08:00 10-11-08 - 30% contained. Cal Fire will be holding a press conference at 8 a.m. at the Napa County Fairgrounds at 1435 N. Oak St. in Calistoga.
A red Flag warning remains in effect in the Napa area until 6pm. A strike team from the San Francisco Fire Department is assembling at 4 a.m. at Folsom and 19th streets in the Mission District(Strike Team SFR 2250-A arrived at 0630)A strike team from Santa Clara County will also be making their way to the blaze, according to a San Jose fire dispatcher.
Update: 18:55 - Per Air attack 150 to 200 acres, left flank holding on retardant lines, head of fire still making good runs, narrow wind driven fire, per AA "have a chance of catching it tonight". All air tankers released due to night fall. Copters now heading home.
Update: 18:00hrs - 70 acres, 2 structures have burned(confirmed), MRN 9150C, MRN 2140C and a type 1 Strike team are responding initial attack to the Deer Park Fire total of 15 Marin engines.
Update: 17:45 - 50 to 60 acre.
Evacuations - Initiating evacuations - Evacuation center located Pacific Union College, 100 Howell Mt. Rd. Angwin.The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center at St. Helena High School at 1401 Grayson Ave., St. Helena.
Road Closures: Deer Park Rd between 4 corners and Sanitarium
St. Helena Hospital is open.
CHP has closed both Deer Park Road and Sanitarium roads, Deer Park Road is a main access route to the town of Angwin
: Napa County - Deer Park community east of Calistoga and north of St. Helena, Deer Park road. Initial reports placed the blaze between Deer Park and Sanitarium roads, southwest of the St. Helena Hospital and north of the Meadowood resort.
IA: WUI Fire 15 -20 acres on both sides of Deer Park Rd. Wind driven, Moderate ROS
Current sizeup: 300 acres. 70% contained.
Cause: A truck that ran off the Deer Park road and crashed into a rock caused the fire, according to CalFire officials.
Resources: Total Personnel 400 - Full wild land response, all aircraft
Large additional resource orders including Three engine task forces any type immediate need, 4 type 3 strike teams, 6- water tenders, 7- Hand crews, 2- additional dozer transports(5), 2- Div supes, 1- Staging Manager, Napa county task force, Water Tenders being assigned with Task forces. 25 Cal Fire engines (Sonoma-Lake-Napa and Mendicino Units)
35 Local Government Engines (Sonoma County, Lake County, Napa
County, Marin) AEU sent ST9273G, 75G and 70C last night, Growlersburg MKU inbound to serve dinner tonight.
Air: 2 helicopters 404,101, Air Tankers - 85, 86, 88, 90, 91, 93 on scene, 9 air craft - 1 Air Attack
6 air tankers,
Staging: Deer Park road, Large turn out just past hairpin turn
Comms: CDF Com 3 - 151.3400 tone-2, LOCAL TAC - 151.460 White2, AA-151.310,
VICTOR- 122.925

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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