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  Calaveras Complex - FINAL UPDATE


Last updated: August 10, 2004 6 p.m. - FINAL UPDATE
Start Date/Time: August 7, 2004 at 7 a.m.
Administrative Unit: CDF Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit
Location: Hwy 4/Hwy 49 Angels Camp
Acres Burned: 4,411 *(See Conditions)
Containment: Armstrong 100%, Mineral 100%, Copper 100%
Control: Estimated August 12, at 6 p.m.
Structures Destroyed: 2 residences and 9 outbuildings
Injuries: 14
Cause: *See Conditions
Cooperating Agencies: CDF, US Forest Service, local government agencies
Total Fire Personnel: 458
Fire crews: 10 CDF
Engines: 43 (41 CDF)
Dozers: 1 CDF
Costs to date: $5.5 million
Incident Base Location: Calaveras County Fairgrounds
Major Incident Command Team: #7
Conditions: There are three fires burning in Calaveras County and for operational purposes CDF is referring to them as the Calaveras Complex. Those fires include: Armstrong Fire - 87 acres - 1 residence and 3 outbuildings destroyed
Mineral Fire - 879 acres - 1 residence and 4 outbuildings destroyed
The Armstrong and Mineral Fires were determined to be Arson
Copper Fire - 3445 acres - 1 outbuilding and 1 trailer were destroyed.
Cause of the Copper Fire has been determined to be a vehicle with mechanical problems traveling east bound on Hwy 4.

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