Wednesday, April 27, 2011

[californiadisasters] South Ops News & Notes Update (04/26/11-PM)



News and Notes



Needles Inc CA-BDC-11-21743 Vegetation Fire in vicinity of South of Jack Smith Park,

south of River Road and Reclamation Road; Needles, CA. Currently burned

between the railroad tracks and the Colorado River in a southerly direction in the

City of Needles and moving toward Bureau of Land Management property. 

Fires 300 acres holding at this time with 50% containment.  The forward rate of spread

was stopped and the fire is boxed in.  Full containment is expected, April 27, 2011

approx 1800 hrs. One abandoned building was destroyed; no other structures threatened at this time.

No evacuations planned at this time.  Rail service in the area is operating intermittently

due to the location of the fire.  Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway

Representatives are on scene working with Unified Command. 

County Fire Department and Bureau of Land Management remain in Unified Command.


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