Last modified on Nov 15, 2012

Creek Fire

Creek Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: November 15, 2012 8:15 am   FINAL
Date/Time Started: November 13, 2012 2:15 am  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo Unit 
County: San Luis Obispo County  
Location: North side of Coon Creek in the Montana de Oro State Park  
Acres Burned - Containment: 100 acres  
Estimated - Containment: 100 acres - 100% contained  
Structures Threatened: There is no current threat to infrastructure  
Cooperating Agencies: California State Parks, US Forest Service  
Total Fire Personnel: 145 personnel  
Total Fire Engines: 9 engines  
Total Fire crews: 6 crews  
Total Water Tenders: 1 water tender  
Conditions: While conducting a vegetation management project burn in the Montana de Oro State Park, stronger than expected off-shore winds fanned the prescribed fire onto the north side of Coon Creek.

The 430 acre prescribed fire was being conducted to improve wildlife habitat health, improve range for cattle and to reduce the impacts of a wildland fire by burning old overgrown vegetation. Prescribed Fire is an important part of land management.  

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