Last modified on Aug 22, 2013

Swedes Fire

Swedes Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 22, 2013 6:00 pm   FINAL
Date/Time Started: August 16, 2013 4:37 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Butte Unit 
County: Butte County  
Location: southeast of Oroville  
Acres Burned - Containment: 2,462 acres - 100% contained  
Estimated - Containment: Thursday 8/22  
Structures Destroyed:1 residential structure, 1 garage, 6 outbuildings and multiple vehicles  
Evacuations: 8/19/13 6pm All evacuations have been lifted.  
Injuries: 5  
Cause: Under Investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: United States Forest Service, Oroville Fire Department, El Medio Fire Department, Chico Fire Department, Butte County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, California Office of Emergency Services, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Bureau of Land Management, South Feather Water and Power, Red Cross, North Valley Animal Rescue Group.  
Total Fire Personnel: 479 (1,484 at peak 8/20)  
Total Fire Engines: 15 (95 at peak 8/20)  
Total Fire crews: 14 (33 at peak 8/20)  
Total Helicopters: 9 at peak 8/20  
Total Dozers: 4 (28 at peak 8/20  
Total Water Tenders: 6 (25 at peak 8/20)  
Long/Lat: -121.38236/39.446268  
Conditions: Firefighters are continuing to strengthen existing containment lines and mop up hot spots within the fire area. Islands of unburned vegetation within the fire perimeter will be burning over the next few days and smoke from such may drift and settle in the valley areas. We ask that the citizens living in the areas affected by the fire be aware of the fire resources still working in the area and to drive safely. Be aware that fire suppression repair crews will be working in the area over the next few days. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect throughout the day for dry lightning storms that have moved into the area.  
Phone Numbers  (530) 538-7826 (Public Fire Information Line ) 

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