Last modified on Jul 11, 2011

Krista Fire

Krista Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 11, 2011 10:30 am   FINAL
Date/Time Started: July 9, 2011 4:06 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit 
County: Yuba County  
Location: north of Smartsville on the north side of the Yuba River  
Acres Burned - Containment: 350 acres  
Estimated - Containment: 350 acres - 100% contained  
Structures Threatened: none  
Evacuations: none  
Injuries: 2  
Cause: Powerlines 
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Smartsville Fire, Penn Valley Fire, Foothill Fire, CDCR, CHP, Yuba County Sheriff, PG & E  
Total Fire Personnel: 90  
Total Fire Engines: 8  
Total Fire crews: 4  
Conditions: Today firefighters will continue mopping up and putting out any hot spots around the fire. Yesterday, a firing operation occured to secure additional areas around the perimeter and to burn out islands of unburned fuel inside the containment lines.

No homes were threatened by the fire, as it burned mainly in open grass and brush on land owned by the UC Field Research Station. Fire investigators were able to determine that the fire was sparked by a downed powerline.


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