9 Jul 2008, 12:44pm
California
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CA Fire Map Wednesday 07/09 AM

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California Summary 07/09/08

Total Fires at Peak: 1,781
Total Fires Contained: 1,458
Total Active Fires: 323
Total Acres Burned: 675,631 (1,056 sq miles)

These numbers are total fires and acres that have occurred from state, local and federal firefighting agencies beginning June 20, 2008.

Personnel Committed: 18,954
Fire Engines: 1,530
Hand Crews: 388
Dozers: 259
Water Tenders: 398
Helicopters: 110

Highway closures: State highways, county and local roads are closed throughout California due to wildfire activities. Closures and delays remain in place for State Highways 1 (Big Sur Area), 32, 70 and 96. Travelers are advised to seek current information from local law enforcement.

Evacuations: Areas of Butte, Kern, Monterey, Santa Barbara and Shasta counties are under evacuation orders at this time. Precautionary evacuation orders currently exist in areas in Butte, Kern, Mendocino, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Shasta and Plumas counties. Residents are advised to monitor their local fire situation, check with local law enforcement agencies for information, and be prepared to evacuate when necessary.

Structures Destroyed: 96 residences, 1 commercial, 88 outbuildings, including ~50 in Concow yesterday.

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