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Monday, April 8, 2013

CA-VNC-Goodenough Wildland Fire 170 acres, 80% contained.

Update: 4-9 19:30 - 170 acres, Currently at 80% contained.  400+ personnel assigned, structures damaged: 2, Injuries: 0, Evacuations lifted today @ 12:30am. Full containment expected by noon today.
Update: 19:30 - 150 ac 2 structure destroyed, 100 home evac fire laying down some based on observation. Will still have winds overnight. Extended attack, Day shift orders will be placed.
Update: 18:00 - Ventura County Sheriff reporting one person trapped on Morris Dr
Update: 17:30 - 30+ acres, IC requesting 2 additional dozers and one Type 3 Strike Team.

    Evacuations:  According to the Ventura County Fire Department, two roads were being evacuated at 7 p.m.: Morris Road and Hunter Lane. Approximately 84 homes were under evacuation orders, near Foothill Drive and Arundell Circle. More than 200 people were affected.
  • Evacuation centers were being set up but were not immediately available.
  • Animal control  at the Fillmore Memorial Building to help with small animals
  • Goodenough Wildland  fire burning north of the 126 Freeway near Hunter Drive in Fillmore on Monday, April 8, 2013. (KABC Photo)

    Incident IA: 15:15hrs Fully involved Mobile Home, Strong winds, rapid ROS, moving to an orchard near Goodenough Road.
    Location: North of the 126 Freeway near Hunter Drive, Fillmore, Ventura County
    Sizeup: Two fires burning in the Fillmore area, Flames were reportedly traveling east toward Pole Creek.
    Acres: 50+ per OPS. 100 homes threatened
    Containment: 80%
    Resources: 50 fire units were on scene at 6 p.m. Los Angeles County Fire Department was sending air support, 2 additional dozers and one Type 3 Strike Team enroute.
    Strike Teams: Deploy E123's, E73's, E126's, E128's, E156's & BN22-A form up Strike Team 1106-A. OES E8132, E8133, E8134, E8135, Montebello E56 & BN65 form up ST 1870-C. Stage @ FS126.
    Cal Fire SLO :2 Strike Teams of Fire Crews ; 1 Strike Team of Fire Engines enroute
    Concerns: Fire is currently threatening high voltage power lines
    Terrain: Heavy brush mixed WUI
    Weather: Wind gusts of up to 45 mph were reported.

    CFN - California Fire News 2013 

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