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Thursday, July 12, 2012

CA-SHF-Flat #Wildfire 500 acres, 20% contained. Highway 299 is partially closed.

 Evacuations in place for community of Del Loma. Highway 299 traffic is limited. NorCal IMT2 Whitcome is ordered and will be doing an in-briefing at 1200 today.
    Basic Information Incident Type: Wildfire Cause: Under Investigation Date of Origin: Wednesday July 11th, 2012 approx. 05:03 PM Location: Highway 299, two miles west of Del Loma Incident Commander: Alex Mcbath Current Situation Total Personnel:190 Size: 500 acres Percent Contained: 20% Fuels Involved: Timber, Litter and Understory. Fire Behavior: Uphill run from Highway to top of ridge. Rapid rate of spread, torching, crowning and long range spotting. Significant Events: Highway 299 is partially closed. There is one way traffic and CalTrans is escorting vehicles. Outlook / Planned Actions: Continue with line construction on North and South flanks. Indirect line construction may be considered. Growth Potential: High Terrain Difficulty: Extreme Remarks: Additional resources needed: Type 1 crews, Type 1 and 2 helicopters. Current Weather Wind Conditions: 19 mph W Temperature: 97 degrees Humidity: 21% California Fire News 2012 
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