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Saturday, August 11, 2007 

Firefighters are my heroes

Smoke Signal
Originally uploaded by TripleJohnny
thanks to all who are battling this monster zaca fire.

acres burned: 81,795 acres
acreage increase (last 12 hours): 1,008 acres
fireline to build: 57 miles
date started: july 4, 2007 at 10:53 am
percent contained: 68 percent
expected containment: september 7, 2007
injuries: 22
structures threatened: 595

crews: 71
helicopters: 20
air tankers: 8
air attack: 2
dozers: 29
water tenders: 66
total personnel assigned: 2,912

cost to date: $61.5 million

growth potential: extreme

terrain difficulty: extreme

heavy brush contains a high dead component. some conifers at higher elevations. live fuel moistures are below critical levels. a continuous fuel bed lies ahead of the fire's dominant spread direction.


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