7 Sep 2008, 8:42pm
California
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Colony Fire

Location: 7 miles E of Myers Flat, Humboldt Co., CA

Specific Location: S of Eel Rock, Eel River, Colony Rd, Lat 40° 16´ 32″ Lon 123° 44´ 4″

Date of origin: 09/07/2023
Cause: under investigation

Situation as of 09/09/2023 at 6:00 PM
Personnel: 268
Size: 155 acres
Percent contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $350,000

Full containment was reached due to significant change in weather, a deep marine layer that came in last night. Demob of 2 engine and 4 crew strike teams will happen tomorrow morning. Remaining engine strike team and 4 crew strike teams will be assigned for 3 to 4 more days.

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Situation as of 09/09/2023 at 8:00 AM
Personnel: 286
Size: 155 acres
Percent contained: 75%

Structures Threatened: 50 residences

Fire is in a remote location making access difficult. Heavy fuel loading due to firewood and timber harvest operation.  Fire burned actively inside containment lines. Spot fires from last night were contained.  Dozer line is around the fire. However due to the fuel loading and activity inside the lines, full containment was extended to tomorrow evening.  Current success on the incident is due to resources getting into the unit quickly. An Engine Strike Team that was coming into the unit on a pre-position was part of the initial attack.

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Situation as of 09/07/2023 at 6:00 PM
Personnel: 188
Size: 120 acres
Percent contained: 20%

Structures Threatened: 50 residences

Fire made an initial run of 100 acres in the first hour. After aircraft and ground resources got to the scene, the rate of spread slowed.

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