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McKenny Fire Information - 8:40 pm

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Situation:  Crews are making good progress against the McKenny Fire, which has grown to approximately 200 acres. Water drops from the USFS helicopter  and air tankers have been very effective in the rugged, inaccessible terrain and crews are conducting a burn out at this time. Temperatures and wind speeds have dropped, also aiding suppression efforts. The fire is burning in the vicinity of McKenny Road near the old Quail Ridge Fire area near Silver City.


Start Date & Time:  5/21/13 @ 16:47
Start Location:  McKenney Rd, near old Quail Ridge burn
Cause of Fire:  unknown
Area Vegetation:  grass/brush
Acres Burned:   200
Ownership(s):  Private
Structures Threatened: Three
Structures Burned:  None
Evacuations (Y or N & #):  Yes.
% contained:  not reported
Temperature:  71 degrees
Relative Humidity:  13
Wind Speeds: 4-10
Wind Direction: W
# of Crews:  1
# of Engines:  two - one T3 and one T6, numerous VFD's from Grant County
# of Bulldozers:  none
# of helicopters:  one – T3
# of air tankers:  2, 1 air attack
# of water tenders:  none
# of personnel on fire: 60

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