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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

CA-KRN-#WaterFire 612 acres, 75% contained contained. #CaFire

CA-KRN-Water CA-KRN-Lime Fires CA-KRN-024091
Mandatory evacuations for Digier Canyon to the El Tejon Elementary school
Credit: Kern County Fire Department
Update 1945:  Water Fire CA-KRN-024091 Tejon Ranch, Kern County, west side of Interstate 5, Tejon Ranch,  Fire burning north of Rancho Fire burn scar. 
612 acres, 75% contained.
Heavy fuels in sheltered drainages near perimeter on the north side will require extensive mop up. Under slung line along the north side of Digier Canyon still presents a slight threat of rollout.
Update 2000:  I-5 near Tejon Ranch, Kern County
 500 acres, 40% contained.
Update 1500: 450 acres at 40% 
Update 1400: All Air Tankers load and Hold, fire should be "just about wrapped in 20 mins" per IC
Update 1230: 25% contained, 9410C just dispatched to the incident
Update 1100: Tanker 74 & Tanker 75 being added to the fire per EOC. ICP at Tejon Ranch Headquarters
Location:  Near Lebec: SB I-5 x Fort Tejon Rd
Reported Date/time: *
IA: 20 Acres
ROS: Rapid
ROC: Fire burning north of Rancho Fire burn scar.  2 starts, 1st fire is 5 acres and the 2nd fire 10-15 acres. IC expecting both fires to merge together in approx. one hour.
Structure Threats: Yes
Concerns: High tension powerlines
Resources: *
Fire Fighters: *
Engine Companies: *
Fire Crews: *
Bulldozers: Ordering 3 additional dozers for a total of 6
Water Tenders: *
Helicopters: Helicopters 530, 531, 408 and the Cobra out of Fox on Scene
Air Attack: *
Air Tankers:  Tanker 76 and 78 from Porterville
Truck Companies: *
Overhead Personnel:
Medics: *
Ambulance Air: 0 Ground: *
Specialized Equipment: *
OES: *
Cooperating Agencies: *
Weather Info: Lightning in the area yesterday, possible more fires in the area, recon ongoing.
Special Conditions: *
Other Comments: *
Radio Frequencies: *
Maps: *
Agency Website: *
Live Video: *

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