Saturday, June 21, 2014

Large grass fire in San Andreas

 UPDATE at 7:50 AM June 21, 2014:  According to CalFire the total acreage burned so far is 109, less than the 120 estimated last night. Containment is still at 75%.

    UPDATE at 8 PM:  The fire is now 75% contained and has not grown from 120 acres. I outbuilding has been destroyed.

    UPDATE at 6 PM:  The Reed Fire has burned 120 acres and is 45% contained. Hwy 49 is re-opened per CHP.

   UPDATE June 20, 2014 at 5:15 PM:  According to CalFire the Reed Fire on Hwy 49 at George Reed Rd is now 90 acres and is 40% contained. 30 residences were evacuated.

   The cause of this fire is under investigation.

    Most every CalFire and local engines have been dispatched to a large grass fire off Hwy 49 and George Reed Drive in San Andreas.

   Hwy 49 is under one-way escort by CHP through the fire area. They are requesting people take alternate routes if possible and avoid the emergency vehicles.

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