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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CA-MVU-Eagle Fire Update: 13,900 acres, 55% contained, 12 injuries

Eagle Fire, CA-MVU-008019 
Update 7-27: 13,900 acres, 55% contained, 12 injuries
Update 7-26: 12,800 acres, nearly 20-square-miles 45% contained. 2,133 firefighters on the lines, extremely rugged terrain hampers firefighting efforts.
The fire is still visible from the desert community of Borrego Springs, Fire continues to travel North/Northwest through older heavy brush with no documented fire history. Additionally, East through light grass and scattered brush. Six firefighters have reported minor injuries, mostly heat exhaustion.
Eagle Wildfire Perimeter Map

Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Diego Unit
County: San Diego County
Location: Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, Warner Springs
Acres Burned: 12,800 acres
Containment 12,800 acres - 45% contained
Structures Destroyed: 1 outbuilding
Evacuations: Two cabins near the fire area were evacuated.
Injuries: 6
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, San Diego County Fire Authority, US Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, California Department of Parks & Recreation, Cal EMA, San Diego Gas & Electric, California Conservation Corps, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the California Air National Guard.
Total Fire Personnel: 2,112
Engines: 71
Fire crews: 83
Airtankers: 6
Helicopters: 22
Dozers: 17
Water tenders: 30
Costs to date: $6.5 million
Major Incident Command Team: CAL FIRE Incident Command Team #10

Conditions: The fire is burning in a mix of grass, brush, oak and pine trees in steep, rugged terrain on the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation and the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. The fire continues to burn toward to the east and the northwest. Firefighters continue to take advantage of increased humidity and are making progress. The Borrego Palm Canyon Campground and Trail remain closed, along with the Lost Valley Boy Scout Camp
Air National Guard aircraft will assist with fire suppression and transportation of hand crews.
Phone Numbers (619) 590-3160 (Eagle Fire Information)

SCANNER LINKS (Radioreference.com):
San Diego County RCS North Fire, CAL FIRE Monte Vista Ranger Unit (MVU) Live Audio Feed
Cal Fire Riverside (with incident traffic)
WEB CAMS:
All HPWREN Cams
HPWREN
HPWREN
Mt Laguna Cam
WX:
Spot Weather for Eagle

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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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