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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CA-LNU-Sites Complex WUI Fire 3,922 acres, 50%

Sites Wildfire Location, Perimeter, Hotspot map
Updates: CA-LNU-Sites Complex. 3922 acres, 50% contained, Incident Base Camp is located at the Colusa County Fairgrounds. Crews and engines continued with firing operations in Divisions D,M,A. Tanker 9-1-1 (DC-10) made a pass and retardant drop assisting the ground crews in the lighter fuels to gain control. The weather continues to get hotter over the next few days. The Mill Fire is approximately 10 miles to west of this incident.
Powerlines are down on the incident.

Sites Complex Incident Information:
Last Updated:July 10, 2012 7:00 am  
Date/Time Started:July 8, 2012 3:45 pm  
Administrative Unit:CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit 
County:Colusa County  
Location:Sites Lodoga Road, west of Maxwell  
Acres Burned:5 fires totaling 3,922 acres (updated acreage due to better mapping).  
Containment5 fires totaling 3,922 acres - 50% contained  
Threatened:5 outbuildings  
Total Fire Personnel:1,339 personnel  
Engines:99 engines  
Fire crews:44  
Airtankers:3 air tankers  
Helicopters:6 helicopters  
Dozers:23 bulldozers  
Water tenders:12 water tenders  
Conditions:Antelope Fire - 75 acres and 100% contained
Sites Fire - 100 acres and 100% contained
Standard Fire - 7 acres and 100% contained
Grapevine Fire - 3,740 acres and 50% contained  

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