Sand Fire Incident

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4,240 Acres


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Active for 8 days  

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2 Counties

Amador and El Dorado  

Last Updated11/12/19 10:27 AM
Date Started07/25/14 4:34 PM
Date Contained08/02/14 7:15PM
Location InformationEast of Highway 49, 5 miles north of Plymouth
Lat/Long[38.5691, -120.7819]
Administrative UnitCAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit
ReportsClick here for prior status reports

Status Updates

Patrol and mop-up of the fire will continue for several days. Excess resources are being released and/or reassigned to other incidents.

Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

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67 Structures Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

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2 Injuries

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Injuries

Contact Information

Incident Information
(530) 647-5218

Agency Information

CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit, CHP, El Dorado Co SO, Amador SO, Cal OES, CDCR, El Dorado Co Animal Control, USFS, BLM, El Dorado Co DOT, CCC, Red Cross, PG&E, Cal Trans

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, 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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3 Engines

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1 Water Tender

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40 Personnel

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1 Crew