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Sunday, July 06, 2008 

Gap Fire: $1 Million Dollars a Day


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Originally uploaded by lengwa55.

That's what it is costing California to fight the Gap Fire, alone.

Per the news conference that was just held:
  • $6.2 million cost, approximately, thus far.
  • Type 1 "Incident"
  • 16 helicopters.
  • 15 air tankers with 6 air tankers on order.
  • 1,200 personnel.
  • 9,400 acres burned.
  • 28% contained.
  • No guess as to containment date.
  • 2 or 3 injuries, only.
  • No homes destroyed, yet, although some sheds and out buildings have been burned.
  • 3300 structures threatened.
  • HUMAN CAUSED. Starting point is around Lizard's Mouth off of West Camino Cielo.
We're now experiencing power outages in various parts of Goleta and the city, again.

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