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sand fire

County: Amador
Location: East of Highway 49, 5 miles north of Plymouth
Administrative Unit: Amador- Eldorado
Acres Burned: 4,240 Acres - 100% Contained
Date Started: July 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Last update: August 2, 2014 7:15 am
Estimated – Containment: August 2, 2014
Structures Destroyed: 19 residences and 47 outbuildings
Evacuations: All evacuation orders have been lifted, including Painted Pony Rd. The Red Cross evacuation shelter located at the Ponderosa High School has been closed.
Residents returning to the area may be required to show identification and proof of residency. CAL FIRE encourages residents returning to the area to drive safely and watch for fire equipment and firefighter activity within those affected areas.

Road Closures : All road closures have been lifted.
Injuries: 1 minor injury
Cause: Vehicle into dry vegetation
Cooperating Agencies: CHP, El Dorado Co SO, Amador SO, Cal OES, CDCR, El Dorado Co Animal Control, USFS, BLM, El Dorado Co DOT, CCC, Red Cross, PG&E, Cal Trans
Total Fire Personnel: 857
Total Fire Engines: 44
Total Fire crews: 32
Total Dozers: 6
Total Water Tenders: 12
Incident Management Team: Incident Management Team 2
Long/Lat: -120.7819/38.5691
Conditions: Patrol and mop-up of the fire will continue for several days. Rugged terrain and hot, dry weather conditions in addition to hazards associated with mines within the fire area continue to be a challenge for firefighters. Excess resources are continuing to be released and/or reassigned to other incidents. Transition from CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 2 back to the Amador-El Dorado Unit will occur on 7/31/14 at 10:00 a.m.
Phone Numbers: (530) 647-5218 (Incident Information)

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