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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

CA-BDF-TRAM Wildfire 60 acres, 100% contained. [FINAL] San Jacinto Mountains below the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway #CaFire


Update 8-7 1900: 60 acres, 100% contained
Update 8-7 0900: 60 acres, 20%
The fire is burning in the San Jacinto Mountains below the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The fire was first reported near the upper parking lot of the tram and went uphill into the adjacent slopes containing light fuels.
 Winds are none to light at the upper portions of the fire but there are higher winds at the lower portions of the canyon. Due to the steep terrain, this fire will mostly be handled by hand crews and helicopter water drops. 
The fire was managed under a unified command between the City of the Palm Springs Fire Department and the San Bernardino National Forest until 7PM Monday night. 
The City of Palm Springs Fire Dept is heading up the investigation into the cause of the fire. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway closed Monday due to the fire, and set to re-open Tuesday morning. 
For updates on the status of the Tramway please call 760-325-1391

Update 1900: 60 acres, 10% contained
Update 1430: 50 acres
Currently assigned resources: .

Update 1500: 40 acres.
Update 1430: Per BDF the fire is 25 acres, started near the upper parking lot off Tramway.

Location: Palm Springs Tram x HWY-111
Reported Date/time: *
IA: 2 acres, upper parking lot off Tramway
ROS: *
ROC: Small brush fire (18-20 acres) near lower tram station. Two helitack choppers on order. 
Structure Threats: *
Concerns: *
Resources: 12 engines, 2 airtankers, 1 air attack, 1 lead plane, 2 helicopters, and 2 hand crews  Additional resources are on order {BC 3617 BC51 BC53 E35 E353 E3630 E50 E51 E57 PT55}
Cooperating Agencies: *
Weather Info: *
Special Conditions: *
Other Comments: *
Radio Frequencies: *
Maps: *
Online Scanner: *
Live Video: *

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