Sunday, July 26, 2009

CA-MMU- 49 Fire - Vegetation Fire - New start ordering additional resources

MMU- 49 Fire -Mariposa County (Coulterville)-Brush Fire Update: 1315 hrs - IC releasing some of the aircraft. Update: 1245 hrs - holding at 50-75 acres, Head of fire slowed for now Update: 1235 hrs - Copters 512, 520 and 404 enroute to the fire. Update: 1200hrs - 20 acres, Initial response augmented with 1 additional S/T closest type 3 engines, two additional tankers, 2 additional crews and two tenders. IA: 10 acres running uphill with torching-Additional resources ordered 2 tankers,2 crews,& 4 Engines, potential for 200 acres, no immediate structure threat. Location: -Highway 49 x Schilling Road. Comms: CDF CMD 2, and CDF Tac 8

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