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Friday, June 19, 2015

CA-NEU Cook Fire 180 acres; 75% contained Escaped Training Burn #CAFire

Cook Fire East of Browns Valley

Update 7-19-15 0800: 180 acres; 75% contained
Update 7-18-15 2000: 100 acres, 0% containment.
Update 7-18-150 1800: Holding at 180 acres and 25% contained, CHP helicopter H20 launched for a rescue
 
Location: Highway 20 East of Browns Valley. North of Smartsville
Fuels: Grass and brush.
ROS:  Moderate rate of spread.
Resources: T-83, T-88, T-89, T-100 Rotors Type 1 HT-243AC Type 2 H-490DF, H-183
T-60
From TGU-
H205
9250L-D2542/D2544
9252G-ISH1/ISH2
9257G-VLV3/VLV5
Cause: UC reports that firing class at the UC Field Station that got out of control

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