Saturday, June 30, 2007

Angora and Heavenly fires June 30

A fire broke out today near the Sky chairlift of Heavenly Mountain Resort. Two helicopters helped contain the blaze. The fire cause is under investigation. Backpackers or cigarette would be the likely causes in that area. Plume of smoke could be seen from many areas around town. Folks walking along the trail at Cove East kept staring up at it this afternoon.

As for the Angora fire, here's what they have:

Injuries: 3 ... the worst has been a broken hand from a boulder

Cause: Campfire, no suspects (Tip Hotline: (800) 468-4408)

Fire activity will be light today. Todays expected winds are southwest 5- 10 mph. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 70s.

Crews will continue perimeter control operations to threatened communities. Line improvement and mop up activities will continue to be completed 300 feet interior of the line and snags will felled 500 feet interior of the line.

All remaining areas previously evacuated and closed due to the Angora Fire will be open to residents. Angora Ridge remains closed.

Fire restrictions are in effect outside of fee campgrounds: No open fires or charcoal barbeques, propane only is allowed with a 2007 fire permit. No Fireworks allowed in any area.

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