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Re: El Portal Fire Information

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avatar El Portal Fire Information
July 29, 2014 12:35PM
  • The fire is currently 3,060 acres and 19% contained.
  • As of July 29 at 9AM, the evacuation order for Old El Portal has been lifted.
  • As of July 27, a Type 1 Interagency Management Team, from Southern California, was given command of this fire. The fire is on both NPS lands and Stanislaus National Forest. Joint Unified Command has been established.
  • On July 26, at approximately 3:15, the El Portal fire began in the community of El Portal.
  • Resources assigned: 640 Fire Personnel; including 7 helicopters and fixed wing as needed
Foresta – Fire remains active near community:
  • Evacuations remain in effect for Foresta.
  • Structures are threatened and there has been one structure lost in Foresta.
  • Structure protection engines remain in the area.
Re: El Portal Fire Information
July 29, 2014 02:17PM
This is (obviously) still a major fire and we're far from out of the woods on it but the 19% contained number is a significant jump from the 5% they were reporting less than 24 hours ago. That's good news of a sort. Here's hoping that this one is fully under control within the next several days (or less!).
avatar Re: El Portal Fire Information
July 29, 2014 03:30PM
Here's a map showing the fire (plus all the previous fires in the region since 1970):
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