Tuesday, June 30, 2009

CA-LNU- Rumsey - Wildland Fire - 716 acres, 70% contained

Ca-LNU-Rumsey - Wildland Fire - Colusa-Yolo county line

Update: 07-01-09 - 0700 hrs - Full containment is expected later today.
Update: 6-30-09 1028hrs -Rumsey Air Attack ordering AA relief for 1200hrs
Update: 6-30-09 0740hrs - 615 acres, 40 percent contained. Three structures have been destroyed. Low Humidity, high temps, winds and steep inclines continue to hinder firefighting efforts. Rumsey Fire crews will be served breakfast at Cache Creek Casino.
Update: 6-30-09 0730hrs -Resources committed to fire at this time are 18 fire crews, 4 Helicopters and 10 engines.
Update: 2130hrs -500+ acres, 40% contained
Update: 1700hrs - 300+ acres
Update: 1600hrs - Rumsey Air Attack reporting fire 250 acres holding at the ridge
Update: 1520hrs - Per Air Attack 120 acres at this time.
Update: 1515hrs - 80 acres with spotting. Limited access.
10 crews on order.
Update: 1500hrs - 60+ acres grass and brush command local east.

Road closures: Highway 16 at County Road 40 - California Highway Patrol closed Highway 16 from Yolo County Road 41 north to Highway 20, about 18 miles from Williams. Highway 16 was to remain off limits into Tuesday

IA: 06-29-09 1445 hrs - Vegetation Fire reported at Cache Creek Campground.
Location: Rumsey Canyon Highway @State Route 16 - Middle Site of Cache Creek Campground, off Highway 16 in north Yolo County. North of Guinda
Resources: CAL FIRE, At least 300 firefighters, 18 fire crews, 4 Helicopters and 10 engines, six dozers
Comms: 151.310 Air Attack and 154.265 White 2 Rumsey IC.
Injuries: 1 firefighter suffered heat related injury.
Damages:
At least 1 residential structure lost, 2 outbuildings burned
Weather: 105 with 6% humidity. 6 mph winds.
Terrain/Fuels: Steep terrain, Dry flashy grasses, Oaks
Cause: Possibly caused by motor vehicle

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