Monday, July 28, 2014

[californiadisasters] Re: Wildfire - Amador Co./AEU - Plymouth/Gold Beach - Sand Incident

Sand Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 28, 2014 1:05 pm  
Date/Time Started: July 25, 2014 4:34 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit 
County: Amador County  
Location: East of Highway 49, 5 miles north of Plymouth  
Acres Burned - Containment: 3,800 Acres - 65% Contained  
Estimated - Containment: August 1, 2014  
Structures Threatened: 515  
Structures Destroyed:13 residences and 38 outbuildings  
Evacuations: Amador County:

Hwy 49/Bell Rd., Courier Rd. Shenandoah Rd. and Upton Rd.

El Dorado County:

All of Upton Rd., Jaybird, D'Agnostini, Bertone, Squirrel Hollow, and Rabbit Ridge.

The following areas remain under an Evacuation Order:

  • Flat Creek Rd.
  • Brinkwood Rd.
  • Painted Pony Rd.
  • Higgins Rd.
  • Twin Rivers Rd. and all connecting roads.

    For more evacuation information click here

    Residents returning to the area may be required to show identification and proof of residency. CAL FIRE encourages residents returning to the area to drive safely and watch for fire equipment and firefighter activity within those affected areas.

  • Road Closures :Sand Ridge Road  
    Injuries: 1 minor injury  
    Cause: Vehicle into dry vegetation 
    Cooperating Agencies: CHP, El Dorado Co SO, Amador SO, Cal OES, CDCR, El Dorado Co Animal Control, USFS, BLM, El Dorado Co DOT, CCC, Red Cross, PG&E, Cal Trans  
    Total Fire Personnel: 1,937  
    Total Fire Engines: 196  
    Total Fire crews: 51  
    Total Helicopters: 4  
    Total Dozers: 30  
    Total Water Tenders: 52  
    Incident Management Team: Incident Management Team 2  
    Long/Lat: -120.7819/38.5691  
    Conditions: Fire crews increased containment overnight and will continue to improve and hold the established control lines throughout the day. The steep, dry terrain continues to be a challenge but the recent gains in containment has moved the projected control date to August 1st.  
    Phone Numbers  (530) 647-5218 (Incident Information) 

    On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 6:12 PM, Kim Noyes <> wrote:
    A vehicle fire spread into vegetation (initially oak woodland but now getting into brush fields and pine forests in the area east of Highway 49 in Plymouth, CA, area of Amador County in California's Mother Lode Country.

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    Posted by: Kim Noyes <>

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