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Thursday, August 1, 2013

CA-BTU-Branch Wildfire 92 acres 100% contained. - Goat Ranch area of Lake Oroville, Butte County [FINAL] #CaFire


Update 8-4 0800: 92 acres 100% contained. Update 16:30: 110 Acres, 30%
Estimated Containment: 08-03-2013 @ 20:00
Structures Threatened/Destroyed: 0/0
Evacuations: None
Road Closures: None
Resources: 8 hand crews, 5 dozer, 11 engines, 2 air tankers, 2 helicopter, 4 water tenders
Total Personnel: 190
Firefighter Injuries: 2
Situation Report:
While the total acreage increased this afternoon, hand crews and helicopters were able to strengthen existing lines and slightly improve containment. The location of the fire remains remote and is not threatening any structures. Smoke from the fire will be highly visible and drift throughout the south county. The county is still being impacted by smoke from the fires in Siskiyou County as well.

At the direction of CAL FIRE, P.G. & E. de-energized power lines that affected 900 customers in the Big Bend area to allow for fire fighter safety during the incident. P. G. & E. is in the process of restoring service to as many customers as possible. For specific information regarding this power outage, please call 1-800-743-5002.
Update 18:45: 15 acres now.

Location: Goat Ranch area of Lake OrovilleReported Date/time:
IA: *
ROS: Moderate 
ROC: A fire is burning in the canyon near Big Bend. Small but in difficult terrain. 
Structure Threats: Not currently 
Concerns:  Fire is burning near high tension lines which is hampering air operations. Difficult ground access due to steep terrain. 
Special Hazards: High Tension Power Lines right in the mddle of the fire (likely cause of the fire as well) 
Resources: SCK 2,3; VAL 3,5 enrouteSecond T2 helo ordered for a total of 2.
 3 hand crews, 1 dozer, 7 engines, 2 air tankers, 1 helicopter, 4 water tenders Total Personnel: 90 
Radio Frequencies: Cal Fire BTU Local 151.400
Agency Website: *
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Live Video: *
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