Last modified on Aug 31, 2009

Gloria Fire

Gloria Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 31, 2009 6:00 pm   FINAL
Date/Time Started: August 27, 2009 2:57 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Benito - Monterey Unit 
County: Monterey & San Benito County  
Location: Northeast of Soledad  
Acres Burned - Containment: 6,437 acres  
Estimated - Containment: 6,437 acres - 100% contained  
Structures Threatened: No further threat.  
Structures Destroyed:1 residence and 1 outbuilding destroyed  
Evacuations: All evacuations and road closures have been lifted.  
Road Closures :Full control expected September 1, 2009.  
Injuries: 2  
Cause: agricultural fireworks 
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Multiple Monterey County Fire Departments, Monterey County Sheriffs Office, CHP, Red Cross, CalEMA and City of Soledad  
Total Fire Personnel: 367  
Total Fire Engines: 35  
Total Fire crews: 12  
Total Dozers: 9  
Total Water Tenders: 6  
Costs to date: $4 million  
Conditions: All evacuations have be lifted.

Fire personnel will continue mop up operations and suppression repairs for the next several days. Residents throughout the fire area should remain vigilant and watchful of fire personnel and equipment that will continue to be working in the area.

Additional Information: PG&E crews are working on Stonewall Canyon Road replacing damaged power poles as needed. The public should use caution when traveling in the area as utility crews will be working on or near the roadway.  

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