Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Summit Fire: Day 6. Under control?

Things are looking good - CDF is now reporting 85% containment with 100% expected later today. The revised total for the area destroyed now stands at 4270 acres, but the increase over yesterday's figure has been attributed to more accurate measurement of areas already affected rather than actual spreading. The fire did not spread overnight and is not expected to spread today. The number of houses threatened is down to just 15, with 7 reported injuries. Loma Prieta/Summit Road is expected to reopen today, but Mount Madonna remains closed. The cost of the operation is estimated at $11.2M