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Friday, July 12, 2013

CA-SCU-Uvas Fire Morgan Hill Wildland Fire 50 acres, 100% #CaFire

CA-SCU-Uvas Wildland Fire

Update 1755: 55 acres, 100% Crews from Cal Fire and the San Jose Fire Department worked overnight to contain the fire, near Calero County Park in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, San Jose Fire Capt. Rob Brown said. On Saturday morning, five San Jose engines and two Cal Fire crews were still working on the brushy, steep terrain near Uvas and McKean roads, he said.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
Update 1645: 50 acres, 50%
Update 1520: Forward Progress Slowed, 50 acres
Update 1405: IC is requesting 2 + water tenders and Sheriffs rep. In San Jose City juristiction. Near end of Casa Loma Dr.

Location: : Fire is near intersection of Uvas Canyon Rd and Casa Loma Rd west of Morgan Hill on back side of Mt Uminum. In San Jose City juristiction. Near end of Casa Loma Dr.

Reported Date/time: 1300
IA:  40 acres
ROS: Moderate, Moderate Fuels
ROC: 40 acres, Potential for 500 Acres
Structure Threats: No current threat, The fire threatened a barn before knockdown.
Concerns: Limited access and water
Resources:  Two helicopters, four air tankers and AA 
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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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