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Friday, July 3, 2015

CA-SCU Geary Fire: 45 acres, 50% contained. Alameda County, Sunol Wilderness Vegetation Fire #CAFire

Geary Fire  CA-SCU Geary Fire: Alameda County, Sunol Wilderness

Vegetation Fire Ohlone Wilderness Trail / Sunol Regional Wilderness, East Bay Regional Park District.


Closures: Wilderness area temporarily closed.

"With this drought, conditions are so much drier," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant. "It doesn't take much for something to easily ignite a wildfire."


Update 07/03/2015 1200: 45 acres, 125 firefighters, no structures appear threatened. A KTVU news van covering the fire rolled into a ditch on Calaveras Road near Geary Road, authorities said. No one was injured.
Update 07/02/2015 0930: CA-SCU Geary Fire: 45 acres, 50% contained. Steep terrain is limiting access.
Update 07/02/2015 0915: CA-SCU Geary Fire: 20 acres, 20% contained.

Start: 07/02/2015 04:30 
Location:  Fire is located in Sunol Wilderness, 10 miles east of Fremont, in Alameda County. above Calaveras road.
ROS: Fire is burning in dry thick brush at a slow rate of spread. 
ROC: Steep terrain is limiting access. 
Cause: Under investigation.


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