Motor Fire Update – August 29, 2011

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This fire is located in very steep, rugged terrain making access difficult. The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire on August 26, 2011.

Fire crews will continue to work on building containment lines around the fire today. Crews made good progress on the fire throughout the night. The fire was most active on the east side. There were a couple of hot spots on the west side of the fire, other areas showed little activity. There was no movement on the north side of the fire. Air support will continue to help support crews through the day as needed.

Evacuations

  • Rancheria, Cedar Lodge, Incline, El Portal Trailer Village and campgrounds along Incline Road are under mandatory evacuations.

  • Old El Portal has been advised to prepare for evacuations.

  • A resource center is open at the Lutheran Church in Mariposa, California. The address is 4469 Highway 49 South Mariposa, California. The center hours are 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Closures

  • Highway 140 is closed
  • Stanislaus Forest Road 1S12 is closed from Yosemite Park Boundary to Five Corners.

Contact:

For more information visit: www.inciweb.org/2520 or call (209) 372-0327 or (209) 372-0329.

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