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Washington Fire

  • Alpine County
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  • Started: Jun 20, 2015
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  • Last Updated: Saturday, August 01, 2015 5:46 AM
Containment

100%

Acres Burned

55

No new updates for this fire. 55 acres have burned, and the fire has been 100% contained. The cause was lightning/natural Road closures are in effect. See details below.

I WANT TO KNOW

Do people near this fire need to evacuate?

YES
Evacuation orders have been issued. Learn more

Have any road closures been announced?

YES
Nearby roads have been closed. Learn more

Additional Details

EVACUATIONS

Several campgrounds along Highway 4 to the north end of Markleeville have been evacuated.

ROAD CLOSURES

There are currently no state highway closures in the fire area; however, secondary roads off State Highway 4 and State Highway 89 remain closed and are not accessible to the general public. An area closure is still in effect for the fire area and can be found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/htnf/alerts-notices.

SCHOOL CLOSURES

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CAUSE

Lightning/natural

INJURIES

2 firefighters

STRUCTURES THREATENED

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STRUCTURES DESTROYED

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CONDITIONS

A strong thunderstorm formed over the northwest half of the fire Wednesday, bringing heavy rains and frequent lightning. Cloudy skies tonight turning to partially clear by Thursday morning. A chance of thunderstorms and rain is expected again this afternoon.

DATA SOURCE

Inciweb

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT

Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center

COOPERATING AGENCIES

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PHONE NUMBERS

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