Cedar Fire Incident

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273,246 Acres


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Active for 10 days  

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1 County

San Diego  

Last Updated11/05/03 6:00 AM
Date Started10/25/03 5:37 PM
Date Contained11/05/03 6:00AM
Location InformationSouthern San Diego County
Administrative UnitCleveland National Forest/CDF San Diego Unit
ReportsClick here for prior status reports

Status Updates

One firefighter fatality and three firefighter injuries occurred in the Julian area on 10/29/03. Funds Set Up For Novato Firefighters Community support has been a great moral boost for firefighters!!! .Significant release of excess fire fighting resources is ongoing. This fire is under a unified command USFS and CDF.

Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

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10 Structures Damaged

Residential, Commercial and Other

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3,021 Structures Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

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105 Injuries

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Injuries

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13 Fatalities

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Fatalities

Agency Information

Cleveland National Forest/CDF San Diego Unit
CDF, U.S. Forest Service, Local Government

Resources Assigned

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 12 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, 9 CALFIRE Hawks, and 16 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and 10 helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

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1,478 Personnel