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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Sharp Fire CA-ANF-003783 #Wrightwood 246 acres 100% contained. So Cal Interagency Team 3 (Wakoski) [FINAL] #CaFire

Sharp Fire CA-ANF-003783
Live Shot of the Sharp Fire in #Wrightwood  Credit: Photo courtesy of 409. #JeffZimmerman EPN pic.twitter.com/HUoxyb7ylA Sharp Fire CA-ANF-003783
Live Shot of the Sharp Fire in #WrightwoodCredit: Photo courtesy of 409. #JeffZimmerman EPN pic.twitter.com/HUoxyb7ylA
Sharp Fire CA-ANF-003783
MANDATORY EVACUATIONS - Portions of the community of Wrightwood. Law enforcement officials have issued mandatory evacuations for the following areas/roads: Mojave Scenic Drive, East Canyon, Lone Pine (South of) to Buckthorn, Slippery Elm and 
Mahogany Road. 

No further information is available at this time regarding  the number of residents or homes evacuated. The Red Cross has established an evacuation center at Serrano High School in Phelan. Ground resources are having difficult access.
Sharp Fire Location, Perimeter and Hotspot Map
Update: 8-13 0900: 246 acres 100% contained
A local type 3 organization assumed command of the fire at 0600 on August 13, 2013.
This will be the last report for this incident.

Update: 8-12 1900: 246 acres 95% contained
So Cal Interagency Team 3 (Wakoski)
Update: 8-10 0900: 150 acres 40% containment
Fire went into unified command with San Bernardino and Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office (Anderson) San Bernardino, and County Fire (Trapp)
Road closures in Wrightwood and evacuations cancelled.
Update: 8-9 1900: 100 acres 5% containment
Fire went into unified command with San Bernardino and Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office (Anderson) San Bernardino, and County Fire (Trapt). 

Values at risk; community of Wrightwood and surrounding structures. 100 Residences, 3 commercial properties, and 20 outbuildings or other remain threatened. Fire continues to back into structures. A Type 2 incident management team has been ordered. Red Cross evacuation center remains at Serrano High School.
Update: 8-9 0900: 100 acres, 5% contained. 100 homes evac Sharp Canyon just South of Wrightwood, CA, firefighters on the ground and in the air will hit it hard today.
Community of Wrightwood remains at risk along with watershed and arch sites. Power Lines remains a concern. Active flanking, roll out and spotting.
No further information available at time of report
Watching air drops at #sharpfire in #wrightwood
Credit: james quigg ‏@DPPhotoTeam @VVDailyPress pic.twitter.com/vUWzrFn6JO
Update: 2400: Forward Spread Stopped; Hot Spots Remain
Some 75 homes were under mandatory evacuation orders as the fire burned through wilderness near Wrightwood. 
Update 2100: TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR ARSON investigators believe it began near a water tank at the end of a dirt road along Sheep Creek.
Update: 2000: 60 acres 0% containment, Rapid rate of spread within grass, brush, and timber.
Values at Risk: Structures are threatened.

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