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Monday, August 13, 2012

CA-LNU-Wye (Y) 5,000+ Acres, 25% Contained (Map)



CA-LNU-Wye
Fire Location, Perimeters and Hot Spots
 The fire is burning on both sides of Hwy 20. Firefighters made progress throughout the night putting in containment lines. There are still homes threatened in the Long Valley and Spring Valley area. Additional firefighters will be arriving this morning from throughout the state. Hwy 20 is closed between Hwy. 16 and Hwy. 53. Check with CHP or Caltrans for the latest road closures. 
Incident Base Camp now located at Lakeport Fairgrounds.
Updates: 
  8-12 2200hrs: 5,000+ Acres 25 % Contained
  8-13 0600hrs: Multiple Strike Teams ordered and responding this morning.
  8-13 1230hrs: Air attack just requested 3 additional type 3 air tankers, and also just ordered a VLAT - Very Large Air Tanker most likely the DC-10 (Cancelled no visibility)
 8-13 1300hrs: New Fire: Lakeport incident - Lake County #Wildfire 1 acre running up hill towards structures. Resources very limited. 
 8-13 1300hrs: Slopover on Highway 20 is priority now.
 8-13 13:25hrs: VLAT just landed at MCC and is being reloaded then will be heading for the Wye Incident. No ETA.
Date/Time Started: August 12, 2012 3:52 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit
County: Lake County
Location: Highway 20 and Highway 53 Intersection, east of Clearlake Oaks
Acres Burned: 3,000 acres
Containment 3,000 acres - 25% contained
Structures Destroyed: 3
Threatened: 480 homes in Long Valley & Spring Valley area.
Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations in place for Long Valley & Spring Valley area.
Injuries: 1 civilian
Cause: under investigation
Total Fire Personnel: 324
Engines: 45
Fire crews: 7
Airtankers: 4
Helicopters: 3
Dozers: 7
Conditions:
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