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Thursday, August 4, 2011

CA-MEU Pass Incident - Wildfire - 644 acres, 45% contained

Update 6-5-11: CA-MEU Pass Incident 644 acres, 45% contained. Unified command with MNF

Pass Fire Incident


Date/Time Started: August 3, 2011 12:03 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit 
County: Mendocino County  
Location: Hams Pass Rd and Hulls Mountain Area, Northeast of Covelo  
Acres Burned: 800 acres  
Containment 800 acres - 35% contained
Full containment expected August 6th.  
Threatened: No structures threatened.  
Cause: Under Investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Brootrails FD, Covelo FD, Laytonville FD, Little Lake FD, Redwood Valley/Calpella FD, Ukiah Valley FPD, US Forest Service, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation,  
Total Fire Personnel: 336  
Engines: 35  
Fire crews: 16  
Airtankers: 9  
Helicopters: 3  
Dozers: 6  
Water tenders: 7  
Costs to date: $ 450,000  
Conditions: Fire is within the Middle Eel Wild and Scenic River.  

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