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Thursday, March 20, 2014

CA-BEU Encinal Fire, Vegetation Fire, Monterey County 400 acres 100% contained.

Encinal Fire, CA-BEU-1099 Vegetation Fire, Monterey County

No structure or infrastructure threats, Fire is burning in a remote location making it difficult to access. Fire had spread into surrounding heavy fuels and brush. 

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Update 1800 3-21-14: 400 acres - 100% contained  
Update 0700 3-21-14: Size 400 ac, 50% contained. Firefighters continue to
reinforce containment lines, mop up and fire rehab,
Update 1700 3-20-14:  400 acres & 50% contained.
Update 0800 3-20-14: 400 acres grass, Brush, 30% Containment Approximately 200 firefighters are working to extinguish the wild-land fire, including 2 Strike Teams of crews, an engine Strike Team, a dozer, and air tankers from San Luis Obispo County
Update 1800 3-19-14: 350 acres 0%

Location: Encinal Road, 8 miles South East of Salinas
Date/Time Started: March 19, 2014 4:45 pm 
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit
County: Monterey County
Cause: Escaped private prescribed burn
Total Fire Engines: 3
Total Fire crews: 4
Total Airtankers: 2
Total Helicopters: 1
Total Dozers: 3
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