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Saturday, August 27, 2011

CA-SNF-Motor IC #WildFire #Yosemite Mandatory Evacuations 3,000 acres #Maps

Motor Fire - Incident Information Provided by: South Central Sierra Inter-agency Incident Management Team
Updated at: http://calfire.blogspot.com/2011/08/motor-wildfire-near-yosemite-national.html 
Motor Fire Perimeter Topo Map August 27, 2011


Motor Fire Perimeter Land Ownership Map August 27, 2011

Motor Fire
Location: Hwy 140 near Cedar Lodge
Acres Burned: 3,000

Structures Threatened: 70
Containment: 0%

Structures Destroyed: 0
Fire Started: August 25,2011 12:30PM

Injuries: 0
Cause: Vehicle Fire
Total personnel assigned to the Fire: 1,100

Summary

The Motor Fire started August 25, 2011 at approximately 12:30pm on Hwy 140, along the Merced River and near Cedar Lodge. This fire is located in very steep, rugged terrain making access difficult. Firefighters continue to make progress in line construction. Hand and engine crews are in place for structure protection along with air support. South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire on August 26, 2011 at 6:00P.M.

Evacuations
Cedar Lodge and Sierra Campgrounds in the canyon are under mandatory evacuations
Yosemite West, Old El Portal, Rancheria, Incline, and Jerseydale have been advised to prepare for evacuations.

Closures - Highway 140 is closed


Fire Information: (209)372-0327 or (209)372-0329

For additional information visit: www.inciweb.org/2520

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