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Thursday, July 23, 2015

CA-ENF Kyburz fire: Vegetation Fire Highway 50 at Kybruz. Mandatory evacuations

Kyburz Fire CA-ENF Kyburz fire El Dorado National Forest

Kyburz Fire
Kyburz Fire
Credit: https://twitter.com/kcrarichard/status/624387068660047872
Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations in place from fire area east to Sand Flat campground and for the community of Sugarloaf have been lifted. Voluntary evacuations in place from Sand Flat campground east to the community of Strawberry.
Mandatory evacuations east of the fire to Sand Flat Campground.
Road Closures:  Escorted traffic has begun for Highway 50.
Highway 50 is closed from Pollock Pines to Meyers. 



TFR for 5 nautical Miles and 10,000 feet MSL around the fire

Update 7-26-15 1815: 98 acres, 80% contained. Reduced acreage due to updated mapping. Hwy 50 is reopened to traffic.

Update 7-24-15 1815: 200 acres, 30% contained. Mandatory evacuations in place from fire area east to Sand Flat campground and for the community of Sugarloaf have been lifted. Voluntary evacuations in place from Sand Flat campground east to the community of Strawberry. Escorted traffic has begun for Highway 50.

Update 7-24-15 1100: 200 acres, 30% contained. Highway closures and evacuations are still in place.

Update 7-24-15 0700: 100 acres, 5% contained. Highway 50 remains closed remains closed Mandatory evacuations remain in place from east to Sand Flat Campground and for the community of Sugarloaf


Update 7-23-15 1900: 100 acres, 0% contained.


Update 7-23-15 1730: 100+ acres mandatory  from fire to Sand Flat CG just west of Kyburz. Current evacuation center  Strawberry Lodge 


Update 7-23-15 1630: 60 acres, 0% contained. Mandatory evacuations east of the fire to Sand Flat Campground. North Ops sending T1 helo from Minden.


Update 7-23-15 1500: 60+ acres, 4 Hot Shot crews enroute

 Per AA : Spot fire on the Southside of the Rd, Main fire moving Eastward, side slope on the Northside of the Rd
IC Resource Request:
Scooper 260
Super Scooper 260
10 Type 3's (agency)
10 Type 1's (closest)
2 Type 2 dozers (closest)
4 Crews (closest)

4 WT (closest)4 OHPer AA : (Power Lines in the Fire Area) Spot fire on the Southside of the Rd, Main fire moving Eastward, side slope on the Northside of the Rd
Per IC : Req. 2 add Tankers for a Total of 4
ATs - 82, 83, 89, Scooper 260, 44, 105
Helos - 404, 516
2 additional copters, 2 additional fixed wing and lead plane plus scooper out of Tahoe


Location: Highway 50 at Kybruz
GPS: 

Acres: 20
ROS: Rapid
ROC: 3/4 way to the ridge, potential 200 acres, Extreme ROS, Very heavy Fuels

IA Resources: All ENF Fire resources, 7 Eng, 1 Copt, 2 AT, 5 Crews
Cause: Vehicle fire



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