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Diego Fire Information - 7/1/14 - Update

Community meeting tonight at the Coyote Elementary School @ 7:30

Crews worked overnight to tie in some roads on the eastern edge of the fire, creating buffer for interior pockets of fuel that could experience extreme fire behavior today.
Bulldozers are being used to create containment lines on the southern portion of the fire along Jarosa Canyon to Forest Road 93 and Guardia spring west of FR 103.
Safety is paramount on all divisions today. Crews will be scouting for fireline construction opportunities, securing anchor points for containment lines, conducting structure assessments for protection, and will be utilizing direct suppression tactics where possible.

Road blocks remain on Forest Road 93/103, 103/316, and 315

Incident Name: DIEGO

Start Date & Time: Detected on June 25, 2014
Start Location: Coyote Ranger District, SFNF
Cause of Fire: Lightning
Area Vegetation: Mixed Conifer, Timber
Acres Burned:approx. 3425
Ownership(s): Federal, State
Incident Commander: Richard Nieto
Structures Threatened: 50-60 (including residences, barns, sheds and other outbuildings)
Structures Burned: 1, RV camper
Evacuations (Y or N & #): yes - The communities of Weatherill Estates, Dunlap Spring, West Dunlap and Jarosa have been evacuated.

% Contained: None reported
Temperature: 80-87 degrees
Relative Humidity: 12-17%
Wind Speeds: 8-14 mph gusts of 24
Wind Direction: South-southeast in the AM moving to West-northwest in the PM
Condition of Fire: Expected extreme fire behavior with Haines index of 6
# of Engines: 6 - Additional engines will be added today.
# of Bulldozers: 3
# of hand crews: 10
# of helicopters: 3
# of air tankers: 1
# of water tenders: 2
Total # of Personnel: ~290

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