Last modified on Oct 04, 2016

Marshes Fire

Marshes Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: October 4, 2016 10:00 pm   FINAL
Date/Time Started: September 26, 2016 12:20 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit 
County: Tuolumne County  
Location: off Hwy. 49 and Marshes Flat Road north of Don Pedro Reservoir  
Acres Burned - Containment: 1,080 acres - 100% contained  
Evacuations: None at this time  
Road Closures :Hwy. 49 between Hwy. 120 and the Tuolumne-Mariposa County line remains closed. Hwy. 49 opened for single-lane traffic with a pilot car at 8:00 o’clock this morning. Marshes Flat Road open to residents only. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department is maintaining the roadblock.  
Cause: Vehicle parked in dry grass 
Cooperating Agencies: Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department, CHP, PG&E, OES, BLM, CAL FIRE, CDCR, U.S. Forest Service, City and County of San Francisco – Hetch Hetchy Water & Power. Nearly 100 different agencies from at least three different states have sent equipment and/or personnel to this fire.  
Total Fire Personnel: 92  
Total Fire Engines: 2  
Total Fire crews: 2  
Long/Lat: -120.32484/37.79635  
Conditions: Containment is increasing as crews continue building and reinforcing many miles of fire line across difficult terrain and through dense brush. Much of the fire area has not burned in over thirty years, resulting in a major buildup of dead vegetation. Firefighters must also continuously watch for rattlesnakes and yellow jackets which survived the flames in underground burrows, and are now out and moving through the burn.

Potential threat to 230 KV power lines from Moccasin Powerhouse still exists.  

Phone Numbers  (209) 754-5527 (Fire Information) 

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