Last modified on Sep 19, 2007

Moonlight Fire

Moonlight Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 19, 2007 7:00 am   FINAL
Date/Time Started: September 3, 2007 2:25 pm  
Administrative Unit: Plumas National Forest 
County: Plumas County  
Location: Six miles Northeast of Greenville  
Acres Burned - Containment: 64,997 acres  
Estimated - Containment: 100% contained - 64,997 acres
Six miles Northeast of Greenville  
Structures Threatened: 25 residences and 10 outbuildings
The structures listed as threatened are in the interior of the fires contaiment lines.  
Structures Destroyed:2 residences and 5 outbuildings have been destroyed, and 1 outbuilding has been damaged  
Injuries: 34  
Cause: Under Investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, California Highway Patrol, Plumas County Sheriff, Lassen County Sheriff, Red Cross, & Plumas County OES  
Total Fire Personnel: 707 (67 CAL FIRE)  
Total Fire Engines: 42 (1 CAL FIRE)  
Total Fire crews: 11  
Total Helicopters: 1  
Total Dozers: 11  
Total Water Tenders: 34  
Costs to date: $31.5 million  
Conditions: Heavy fuels continued to burn in the interior of the fire and crews continue to seek out and extinguish hot spots along the perimeter. A type III federal management team will assume command of the fire on Tuesday 9/18 at 6 a.m.
The North Arm Indian Valley and Diamond Mountain roads remain open to residents only. The mandatory evacuation remains in effect for: Taylor Lake, Wilcox Valley, and Antelope Lake. A forest closure is in place to ensure safety in the vicinity of the fire. All major highways remain open, however most Forest roads are closed to access. Evacuations and road closures are being re-evaluated.  

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