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Thursday, July 30, 2015

CA-TCU- Big Creek Fire Groveland Area; Tuolumne County [Updated]

BIG CREEK FIRE CA-TCU- BIG CREEK FIRE Tuolumne County

Further Updates At: http://calfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/ca-tcu-big-creek-fire-tuolumne-county.html

Evacuations 7-29-15 1800: Evacuations Hells Hollow rd, Sprague Rd East, and all spur roads off of them.
Road Closure 7-29-15 1800: Hwy 120 is closed in both directions from Big Shaft Creek to East Hells Hollow. Hwy 120 is now open.

Update 08-02-15 0900: 204 Acres, timber, 79% Contained
Threat to commercial timber, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, PG&E infrastructure,
and Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River drainage.
No further spread is predicted.
No new 209 submitted.        
Update 08-01-15 0900: 204 Acres, timber, 45% Contained
25 structures were evacuated. Crews are working to gain containment.
Threat to commercial timber, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, PG&E infrastructure,
and Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River drainage.
Extended driving times and remoteness of incident hampers fire containment.
Update 07-30-15 0900: 265 acres - 5% contained  

Location: Groveland Area; Sprague Rd E X Bucktail Dr,
IA ROS: Rapid
IA ROC: Groveland Area; Bucktail Dr X Sprague Rd E, Structures Threatened, Heavy Spotting. Structures are threatened

Structure threat: Yes
Fuels: Heavy Timber

CAL FIRE Incident Report:

BIG CREEK FIRE

Big Creek Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated:July 30, 2015 11:25 am  
Date/Time Started:July 29, 2015 6:00 pm  
Administrative Unit:CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calevaras County 
County:Tuolumne County  
Location:off Hwy 120 and Sprague Rd near Groveland  
Acres Burned - Containment:265 acres - 5% contained  
Evacuations:Hells Hollow Rd.
Groveland Community Hall being opened as the evacuation center.  
Long/Lat:-120.15644/37.823  
Conditions:Hwy 120 is now open.  
Phone Numbers (209) 754-5527 (Big Creek Fire Information Line) 

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