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Monday, June 20, 2011

CA-FKU-CANYON - Wildland Fire - 133 acres - 70% contained

Current Conditions: When firefighters arrived the fire was burning in densed annual grass at the end of Porter north of Hwy 180. The fire was burning in an area that was difficult to access by fire engines, however once an access point was made Bulldozers and hand crews assisted with battling the fire.

Firefighters will continue their mop up efforts today into tonight. They expect to have full control of the fire Tuesday morning. Porter North of Highway 180 will be closed for the reminder of today.
  Date/Time Started: June 19, 2011 8:15 pm

Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Fresno-Kings Unit

County: Fresno County

Location: Hwy 180 and Porter west of Squaw Valley, 8 miles east of Sangor
Threats: No structures are immediatley threatned. Two Southern California Edison 220 KV transmission lines were threatened early in the incident;
Injuries: 0
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: National Park Service, Fresno County Fire, US Forest Service, CDCR, CHP & Southern California Edison
Resources: 
Personnel: 224 (196 CAL FIRE)
Engines: 18 (15 CAL FIRE)
Fire crews: 9 (8 CAL FIRE)
Dozers: 1 CAL FIRE
Water tenders: 2

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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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