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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

CA-BTU-CEDAR Wildland Fire 55+ acres, 40% #CaFire

BUTTE COUNTY - CEDAR WILDFIRE

    Butte County Fires:
    Cal Fire is working on limited resources from county and state because they are not fully staffed for fire season levels yet. Cal Fire stated there is no threat of the fires merging at this time due to the distance between the fires. 

    The fires are approximately 2 miles apart, and their cause is under investigation.


    Update 1600hrs:
    CEDAR - Fire is currently burning at 55 acres with 40% containment at the 10E line South of Butte Meadows. Personnel include eight hand crews, three dozers, 15 dozers, 1 air tanker, one helicopter, four water tenders, and six overhead personnel. Total personnel is 187. No road closures, evacuations or structures threatened. 

    PANTHER - Currently burning at 300 acres with 0% containment at the 140K3 line South of Butte Meadows. Personnel include six hand crews, six dozers, six engines, three water tenders, and 15 overhead personnel. Total personnel is 141. No road closures, evacuations or structures threatened. two helicopters were providing support earlier this afternoon, but turbulent winds have caused unsafe conditions to execute air support.
Update 11:00hrs: 30 acres

IA: 4:16 a.m 
Location: Near the 10 E line South of Butte Meadows. 
ROC:  20 plus acres logging slash. Strong NE winds, fire is currently spotting and being fueled by North winds.
Structure threat: Not currently
Resources:  Current staffing is 3 overheads, eight engines, four tenders, two dozers, 4 crews, one helicopter, one tanker.
Cal Fire is working on limited resources from county and state because they are not fully staffed for fire season levels yet. Cal Fire stated there is no threat of the fires merging at this time due to the distance between the fires. 
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