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Saturday, August 17, 2013

CA-TCU-Bridges Parrotts Ferry Road north of Natural Bridges 46 acres, 80% contained #CaFire

Bridges Fire CA-TCU-7509, Calaveras County Wildfire

Update 8-18 1900: 46 acres and 80% contained
Update 8-18 1900: 46 acres, 75% contained
Update 8-18 0900: 60 acres, 35% contained
Significant progress was made last night.
Update 1430: Plan is drop a hoselay along dozer line, TCU dispatch per the IC is requesting Altaville Melonies, West Point and Central Fire to respond their Type 6 Engines to this incident.  E123, 212, 312 Type 6 Engines that will come in behind the Dozers laying hose lines. Very steep and ugly terrain on this incident.
Update 1400: INumerous incoming resources taging Perris Ferry and Camp #9 Bypass Rd.
Update 1320: Incident under a Division Command with this incident divided up into Sectors. Stanislaus County local gov't type 3 ST just dispatched
Update1140am: Air tankers have been able to lay a retardant line around the fire. still working on getting hose lay. 
Update 1115: 10 acres.  no structures are threatened.
Update 1035: Cal Fire reports the fire is 3 to 5 acres at a moderate rate of spread.

Location: Camp 9/Parots Ferry Road/Natural Bridges Area
IA Acres: 8
ROS: Moderate in grass, Potential for significant growth if it gets established and aligned with slope
ROC: Becoming established in drainage and building energy - concern over energy build given not yet in heat of day... pulling off to indirect and working ridge aheads. Spotting.
Structures: are not currently threatened
Special Hazards: steep terrain
Resources: additional resources, immediate need: 6 Add't WT, 6 Type 2 Dozers, 4 Golf Strike Teams, 3 additional type 3 Engine Strike Teams, dozer bosses, and overhead. FKU ST 9430 C, Immediate Need to TCU. Plus, DT4340 Immediate Need to TCU. Vallecito Crews 2 & 3 
AT 404, H404, H406 and columbia AT's
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