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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CA-MVU-Pala Fire 223 acres, 80% contained. #Wildfire

Incident Name/Type: Pala Fire
Update:
The Pala fire is 80% contained and due to more accurate aerial mapping the fire is 223 acres
  • Last Updated: August 30, 2011 7:30 am
  • Date/Time Started: August 29, 2011 10:30 am
  • Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Diego Unit
  • County: San Diego 
  • Location: Pala-Temecula Rd. and Moro Rd., north of Pala
  • GPS: 
  • Acres Burned: 300 acres - 60% contained
  • ROS:
  • Containment: Full containment is expected later today.
  • Conditions: The fire is moving in a northeasterly direction.
  • Structure Threats: 35 homes and 5 outbuildings are threatened
  • Special Hazards: 
  • Evacuations:   Evacuation advisory in place for Rancho Heights Rd. and Magee Rd. An evacuation center has been established at the Jim Banks Sports Complex located at: 12194 Pala Mission Road  
  • Cause: Under Investigation, blaze may have been sparked by a car crash. The California Highway Patrol reported on its website that a Toyota Camry hit a pole and caught fire about 10:30 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Pala Temecula and Moro roads.
  • Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, US Forest Service, Sycuan Fire, Pala Fire, LA County Fire, San Diego Sheriff & California Highway Patrol.
  • Resources: 605 firefighters  Engines:48 Fire crews: 3 Dozers:2 Water tenders:5
  • Air Resources: 12 Helicopters
  • Comms: 
  • Injuries: 
  • Weather Info: 
  • RR Link: 
  • Agency Link: CAL FIRE Link
Pala Fire Perimeter Map

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