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Sunday, June 26, 2011

CA-MMU-Rest Incident - #wildfire 576 acres - 100% contained

CA-MMU-Rest
Update: 1900hrs - Many units already released.
Name: Rest Fire
County: Merced County
Location: I-5 and Paul Negra Road, 7 miles south of Los Banos
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit
Status/Notes: 576 acres - 100% contained
Date Started: June 26, 2011 12:12 pm
Last update: June 26, 2011 6:30 pm
IA: CAL FIRE MMU/ Merced County fire have a new start southbound I-5 at the areca rest stop. B17 at scene reporting 5 acres light fuels moderate rate of spread. Requests 5 additional immediate need type 3's, 1 add. dozer, 1 add. water tender and a second copter with crew
Iniitial Resources committed:
B17
E71
E72
E4267
WT 75
E1681
E1675
2 doz
2 tankers
2 copters with crew
1 air tac 
second water tender should be coming out of los banos city fire WT
Transport/Dozer 1642 enroute from scu
Comms: MMU CDF Tac 7 for tactical  

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