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  Armstrong Fire


Last updated: August 7, 2004 at 9 a.m.
Start Date/Time: August 6, 2004
Administrative Unit: CDF Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit
Location: Sheep Ranch area
Acres Burned: 1000
Containment: 10 percent
Structures Destroyed: None reported
Threatened: 150 residences and 40 outbuildings
Evacuations: 210 persons evacuated in area. Avery Middle School being used as evacuation center.
Injuries: 1
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CDF, US Forest Service, local government agencies
Total Fire Personnel: 532
Fire crews: 12 (7 CDF)
Engines: 57 (24 CDF)
Airtankers: 5 (4 CDF)
Helicopters: 8 (1 CDF)
Dozers: 8 (7 CDF)
Water tenders: 2
Incident Base Location: Calaveras County Fairgrounds
Major Incident Command Team: #7
Conditions: The fire is burning in steep, brush covered terrain.
There are several fires burning in Calaveras County and for operational purposes CDF is referring to them as the Calaveras Complex. Those fires include the Armstrong and Copper Fires.

This site was created by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) to provide current information during major CDF incidents. Check the CDF Homepage or contact the local CDF administrative unit through the CDF Contacts for additional information.

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