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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

CA-MMU-Gaines Fire, 1,671 acres, and 75%

Gaines Fire, CA-MMU-9308, Mariposa County near Cathy’s Valley. Fire is 1,671 acres, and 75% contained. 

Firefighters continue to reinforce control lines along with mop up and patrol. Anticipate full containment today providing weather conditions hold.

The threat to structures has been mitigated. Today’s plan is for 2 ST engines, 2 crew strike teams and a water tender.

Hard closures of area roads, evacuations of immediate area, were lifted at 2100 hours. Mop-up and patrol last night.

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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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