Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Large Wildland Fire between Empire Grade and Swanton Road

A wildland fire estimated to be approximately 1000 acres is burning in a westerly direction at this time. Evacuations have been ordered. Please see the Sentinel article for the roads affected. Avoid these areas so as not to interfere with evacuations and suppression efforts.

A Cal Fire engine from Burrell was sent as part of the first alarm. Loma Prieta Volunteers are "hard staffing" the station while Burrell remains uncovered.

Loma Prieta and other units were dispatched to a "wires down" call at 21:44 in the Upper Zayante area. Equipment responding was unable to locate any fire.

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