Last modified on Aug 19, 2013

Bridges Fire

Bridges Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 19, 2013 7:10 am   FINAL
Date/Time Started: August 17, 2013 10:11 am  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit 
County: Calaveras County  
Location: Parrott's Ferry Road north of the bridge, near Vallecito & New Melones Lake  
Acres Burned - Containment: 46 acres - 100% contained  
Injuries: 2  
Cause: Under investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: Altaville/Melones Fire; Angels City Fire; Murphys Fire; West Point Fire; Central Fire; San Joaquin County; Stanislaus County; Stanislaus National Forest; Los Angeles County Fire.  
Total Fire Personnel: 68 (169 at peak 8/18)  
Total Fire Engines: 5 (30 at peak 8/18)  
Total Fire crews: 3 (6 at peak 8/18)  
Total Helicopters: 3 at peak 8/18  
Total Dozers: 5 at peak 8/18  
Total Water Tenders: 2 (6 at peak 8/18)  
Long/Lat: -120.45233/38.06231  
Conditions: Current Situation: Brush and oak woodland vegetation. Access has been an issue. Steep, rocky terrain makes fire suppression work extremely difficult especially during the nighttime hours.

Additional Information: Please exercise great caution while driving through the towns of Angels Camp and Vallecito, and in the areas of Parrott’s Ferry Road and Camp Nine Road. Please watch for fire vehicles and personnel. Smoke may reduce visibility, especially at night. Until smoke dissipates air quality may continue to be an issue for sensitive groups. Keep windows closed and limit strenuous outdoor activities until air quality improves.  

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