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Friday, October 4, 2013

#CA-BTU #SummitFire #WUI Butte County 300 acres 60% #Evacuations and Road Closures #CaFire

CA-BTU  Butte County

  Mandatory evacuations along Reservoir Road and Grubbs Road.

Update 10-5 0715hrs: 300 acres, 60% contained. Read, ICT3. Expected containment 10/06/2013. Road closures and evacuations in effect. Crews will continue to improve control lines.
Update 2015hrs: 300 acres  in progress. 
Update 1900hrs: 250 acres  Mandatory evacuations along Reservoir Road. Fire entering flatter terrain where the wind tends to be heavier than in the area of origin. Air Tankers and AA released on time/sunlight.

Location: North East Palermo - Summit x District Center Drive. Butte County south of Lake Oroville.
IA Description: - Vegetation Fire.
IA Resources: - Initial additional resource request was 10 engines any type; total of 6 tankers, 3 copters, air tac.
ROC: - Wind on the fire moderating slightly but still significant
ROS:Rapid
Structure Threats: - Yes
Situation Concerns/Alerts: - Long range spotting with rapid spread. 
Situation Comments: -
Additional Resource Notes: - Resources arriving steadily.
Agency Website: -
Radio Frequencies: - VFIRE 23, tac 12
Weather: - 
Web Cams: -

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