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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CA-SHU Democrat Fire, Trinity County, Democrat Gulch 2 miles west of Weaverville. #Evacuations

Democrat Fire, CA-SHU Democrat Fire, Trinity County, Democrat Gulch 2 miles west of Weaverville.

Evacuations in place from Oregon Mountain to Highway 299 and Oregon Street. Threat to communication infrastructure on Oregon Mountain.

Evacuations: Mandatory for the west side of Oregon Mountain down to Highway 299. Voluntary evacuation on Steiner Flat Road in Douglas City. Red Cross has established an evacuation shelter at the First Baptist Church 1261 S. Main Street in Weaverville. Road Closures: Oregon Street at Democrat Gulch to the top of Oregon Mountain 

08/26/2015 0715: 250 acres, 35% contained.

08/25/2015 1845: 180 acres, 0% contained. Threat to structures continues; evacuations continue. Fire continues to spot 1/4 mile ahead of the main fire.

08/25/2015 1700: 50 acres, 0% contained. 

08/25/2015 1600: 30 acres burning in brush and timber, 0% contained, moderate rate of spread. with spotting 300-400 hundred yards in front of the head.

Location: Fire is located on Oregon St. near Democrat Gulch, 2 miles west of Weaverville.
IA Acres: 1/2
IA ROS: Moderate
IA ROC: 1/4-1/2 acre in brush and timber, moderate potential upper 1/3 slope
Structures: are not currently threatened
Special Hazards:
Resources: SHU-BC 2415, E-2456, E-2455, E-2466, E-2476, E-2494, E-2465 Transport 2440 & 2444, ST9394G
Radio Frequencies: SHU local command tone 3, CDF Tac 11

Problems/Concerns: Private wireless and USFS communication site impacted by the fire

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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