Monday, July 27, 2009

CA-MMU- Ash Wildland Fire(Brush/Timber) 200 acres 50%

Vehicle fire into the vegetation - Possible ongoing Structure threats, be prepared to leave if your in the area.

Update: 7-28 0835hrs -CAL-Fire has revised the number of acres burned down to 200 (from 700). They said lots of smoke and difficult terrain gave them the inaccurate estimate Monday night. The fire is completely surrounded and is 50% contained.
Update: 1935hrs - Structure threat in Ash Spring Road area@ 700 acres. Lines being tied in. Airdrops to reinforce structure protection.
Update: 1840hrs - Fire @ 400 acres with a moderate ROS. Structure threat is mitigated, fire is slowing.
Update: 1735hrs - AA now calling it 150-200 ac with spotting and torching. Heaviest fire on Right flank.


IA: 1720hrs - Vehicle fire w/extension AA at scene reporting 75-100 acres rapid ROS
Location: 23245 Ash Spring Rd, O'Neals, Madera County,CA
IC Sizeup:
Full wildland response, all aircraft -75-100 ac, rapid ROS
Additional order of 4 crews and 1 STEN
Area map: http://tinyurl.com/lo5f3y
Comms: COM 151.31 Freq:151.31
Resources: Ground: 12+ eng, 4 WT, 3 doz, 6 crews
Air: 1 AA, 3 AT, 2 helo
OH: 3 BC, 1 DC, 2 Prev
MA from FKU, SNF

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