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Cook Fire

Cook Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: June 22, 2015 7:40 pm
Date/Time Started: June 18, 2015 1:07 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit
County: Yuba County
Location: UC Field Station, Scott Forbes Road
Acres Burned – Containment: 158 acres – 100% contained
Estimated – Containment: 6/20/2015
Injuries: 3
Cause: CAL FIRE Live Fire Training Activity – Using low water fire suppression tactics as part of a critical fire fighting skills training class.
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, Dobbins Fire, Loma Rica Fire, Browns Valley Fire, CHP, Bi-County Ambulance
Total Fire Personnel: 250
Total Fire Engines: 25
Total Fire crews: 11
Total Airtankers: 5
Total Helicopters: 4
Total Dozers: 9
Long/Lat: -121.26471/39.2688
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.

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