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Thursday, August 15, 2013

#CA-ENF-#Salt Fire 5 acres, 40% El Dorado N.F. southwest of Bear River Reservoir. The fire is in remote terrain with heavy timber and no roads. #CaFire

CA-ENF-Salt Fire El Dorado National Forest

Incident Information

The Salt fire is southwest of Bear River Reservoir. The fire is in remote terrain with heavy timber and no roads. Hand crews and helicopters are the primary tools being utilized to handle this fire. A handline has been built around the fire and crews have brought in a hose lay for water.

Basic Information
Incident Type: Wildfire
Cause: Under Investigation
Date of Origin
: Wednesday August 14th, 2013 approx. 06:30 AM
Location
: Southwest of Bear River Reservoir
GPS: Approximate Location
38.529 latitude, -120.265 longitude
Incident Commander
:Jason Withrow

Current Situation
Total Personnel
: 60
Size: 5 acres
Percent Contained: 40%
Fuels Involved - timber
Fire Behavior - Backing fire
Significant Events - No structures threatened
Outlook/Planned Actions - hand line built completely around the fire and a hose lay to the fire.
Terrain Difficulty - remote terrain requires hand crews
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