Update 4:50 p.m. - The Eagle Fire is now 2,500 acres and 5% contained. The fire is expected to continue in a easterly direction away from populated areas. The current temperature is 83 degrees, with 27% humidity; winds are 13 mph from the west. The fire is burning on Bureau of Indian Affairs and State Park lands.
Estimated cost to suppress the fire is $250,000 to date.
Currently the are 15 Engines, 25 Fire Crews, 9 Water Tenders, 7 Airtankers, 9 Helicopters, 26 Overhead (567 Firefighters).
Update 2:30 p.m. - The Eagle Fire has reached 1,100 acres and an Incident Command Team has been ordered.
Update 10:20 a.m. - The fire has reached 1,000 acres and is 5-10 percent contained, according to Cal-Fire Captain Mike Mohler. It is burning east toward unpopulated areas in rugged terrain. Two additional air tankers have been requested.
July 22, 2011 (Warner Springs) 10 a.m. – The Eagle Fire, which began at 10:40 last night and was reported by ECM soon thereafter, is now 400 acres. The blaze is burning on the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation off Highway 79 and Camino San Ignacio near Warner Springs. The fire us in heavy brush with a moderate rate of spread, said Roxanne Provaznik with Cal-Fire.
“Two cabins and numerous archaeological sites are threatened,” she added. “Currently we have 22 engines, 10 fire crews, 8 water tenders, 3 bulldozers, 2 chief officers (236 firefighters).”
The fire is 10% contained; cause remains under investigation.
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