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Cook Fire

  • Yuba County
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  • Started: Jun 19, 2015
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  • Last Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 1:45 AM
Containment

100%

Acres Burned

158

No new updates for this fire. 158 acres have burned, and the fire has been 100% contained. The cause was cal fire live fire training activity - using low water fire suppression tactics as part of a critical fire fighting skills training class.

I WANT TO KNOW

Do people near this fire need to evacuate?

NO
Evacuation orders have not been issued.

Have any road closures been announced?

NO
No nearby roads are closed at this time.

Additional Details

EVACUATIONS

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SCHOOL CLOSURES

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CAUSE

CAL FIRE Live Fire Training Activity - Using low water fire suppression tactics as part of a critical fire fighting skills training class.

INJURIES

3

STRUCTURES THREATENED

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STRUCTURES DESTROYED

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CONDITIONS

June 18, 2015 CAL FIRE was conducting a critical training class for fire fighters in the use of low water fire suppression operations at the U.C. Berkeley Field Station, Yuba County. This training included the use of live fire for crews to train on fire fighting tactics. The original prescribed burn area was set at 212 acres in size. The fire is currently holding at approximately 180 acres within the burn area.CAL FIRE personnel aggressively engaged the spot fires within the burn area using engines, dozers, hand crews and aircraft. The fire is currently holding at approximately 180 acres. Drought conditions will continue to influence fire behavior throughout the summer causing rapid aggressive fire activity. CAL FIRE reminds everyone to do their part and maintain a defensible space.

DATA SOURCE

CalFire

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT

CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit

COOPERATING AGENCIES

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PHONE NUMBERS

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