Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lockheed Fire: Sunday update

The CDF is now reporting 50% containment on the Lockheed fire, with almost 7,000 acres destroyed. The weather conditions have improved, but it may be another week before the fire is fully contained. Estimated cost has exceeded $6 million.

Four firefighters have been reported as injured, but thankfully there have been no fatalities and no reports of houses being damaged. Linda McHenry reported that the fire is between 1 and 2 miles away from the vineyard; firefighters are concentrating their efforts to defend inhabited areas, and favourable winds are helping.