Saturday, 26 July 2014 23:56

Sand Fire Update

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Cal Fire "Sand Fire" Report: 

July 26, 2014 5:00 pm

All available aircraft in NorthOps and SouthOps areas requested by Sand Fire air attack.

Current evacuations affect 450 residences.

Evacuation warning for Outingdale.

July 26, 2014 4:00 pm

1300 Acres, 20% Contained. 

250 Structures threatened. 

5 residences, 7 outbuildings destroyed. 

1 minor injury

Total Fire Personnel: 672

Evacuations: Sand Ridge Road, Fresh Water, Burlwood, Morales Ranch Road, Vintage Trail, Upton Road, Twin Rivers Road

New Evacuations in progress: Vintage Road to Sand Ridge Road, Buzzards Gulch Road, Riverpines Subdivision.

Cause is currently under investigation

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