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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

CA-MMU-Westfall 4 acres, multiple spot fires, 3-4 structures threatened. #CaFire


Mariposa evacuations from from E Westfall to Chowchilla Mt Rd to Oliver Creek, evacuation center Woodland School.

Update 1630: IC reports still 4 acres in heavy woodland and brush, 1/2 acre spot fire is the same, continue resources until they can get a better handle on it, but they are making progress, trying to get rotor wing on the incident.
Update 1545: Fire jumped Westfall road, IC asking for Immediate Need 3 Charlie ST's, 2 dozers, 2 ST's Just spotted across E. Westfall Rd. A large resource order being placed.
Update 1530: Per Westfall IC, they are going to try and keep the fire between: Highway 49 on the South, Chowchilla Mountain Road on the West, Oliver Creek Drainage on the East and East Westfall Road on the North. Requesting 2 County Engines immediate need for structure protection. CHP Requested for Traffic Control.
Update 1515: 4 acres, multiple spot fires, 3-4 structures threatened, AA 440 at scene. 

Location: Chowchilla Mountain Rd / East Westfall Rd in Mariposa.
Reported Date/time: *
IA: 1/2 Acre
ROS: Moderate
ROC: 1/2 ac mod rate of spread moving into heavy brush. 
Structure Threats: *
Concerns: *
Resources: 9431C responding to the fire in MMU, S/T 9340C (SLU) that was covering BEU 9438 L was prepositioned at Sanger they are responding, YNP dozer 
Cooperating Agencies: *
Weather Info: *
Special Conditions: *
Other Comments: *
Radio Frequencies: Command 4 Cal Fire Tac 8
Maps: *
Agency Website: *
Online Scanner: *
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