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Saturday, August 1, 2015

CA-TCU Big Creek Fire Tuolumne County, DPA, FRA Threat to commercial timber, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power

Big Creek Fire: CA-TCU-007806, Tuolumne County, DPA, FRA 

25 structures were evacuated. Threat to structures on Sprague Road and Hells Hollow Road, evacuations in progress 
Road closure on Highway 120 

Daily Updates as available: 

Update 08/04/15 0900: 204 Acres, timber, 95% Contained
Demobilization of excess resources continues.

Update 08/03/15 0900: 204 Acres, timber, 85% Contained. Threat to commercial timber, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, PG&E infrastructure, and Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River drainage. Complete and strengthen containment lines on all divisions. 
Recon for additional spot fires. Mop up.

Update 08/02/15 1900: 204 Acres, timber, 85% 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.

07/31/2015 1810: 204 acres, timber, 45% contained.
25 structures were evacuated. Crews are working to gain containment.

07/31/2015 0800: 204 acres, timber, 34% contained.

07/30/2015 1900: 204 acres, timber, 5% 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.

07/30/2015 0830: 150 acres, timber, 5% contained, evacuations in progress
Road closure on Highway 120

07/29/2015 1830:
10 acres, timber, 0% contained, VLAT requested by IC

Start Time: 1630
Location: Sprague Rd E x Highway 120 east of the community of Groveland, Tuolumne County. State DPA, FRA.
IA ROC: Dangerous Rate of Spread.
IA Wx: 96 degrees,14% RH, wind NW @ 8, increase with gusts to 12 
Structure threats: Yes, Threat to structures on Sprague Road and Hells Hollow Road 25 structures were evacuated. 
Problems/Concerns: Threat to commercial timber, Hetch Hetchy Water and Power, PG&E infrastructure, and Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River drainage

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