Lockheed Fire

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Lockheed Fire
Lockheed Fire
Location Santa Cruz County, California, USA
Date(s) August 12, 2009 – August 23, 2009
Burned area 7,817 acres (3,163 ha)
Ignition source Under investigation
Injuries (non-fatal) 10
Fatalities None

The Lockheed Fire was a wildfire in the Santa Cruz Mountains in the Swanton and Bonny Doon areas of Santa Cruz County, California. The fire was started on August 12, 2009 at 7:16 PM PDT.[1]

A Red Cross shelter was established at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz for families who were evacuated from the area. An animal evacuation center was also established at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.

Many resources were demanded for this fire. The steep terrain and lack of road access in the area made it difficult to fight the blaze.

The cause of the fire was determined to be an out of control or unattended camp fire.[2] [3] [4]

Fire Status History[edit]

August 12[edit]

As of 10:00 p.m. PDT[edit]

  • At least part of Swanton is under a mandatory evacuation
  • An evacuation area has been set up
  • The cause of the fire is unknown

[5]

August 13[edit]

As of 2:55 a.m. PDT[edit]

  • The fire has burned 1,000 acres (4.0 km2)
  • A mandatory evacuation has been called for the Swanton area of around 600 inhabitants
  • 250 structures are threatened

[6]

As of 2:00 p.m. PDT[edit]

  • The fire has burned 2,800 acres (11 km2)
  • The fire is zero percent contained
  • Over 1000 structures are threatened
  • The fire has caused mandatory evacuations for people in the Bonny Doon area, which is 500 to 1000 homes
  • Over 300 fire personnel are working to put out this fire along with 15 fire engines, four dozers, and three water tenders.

[7]

August 14[edit]

As of 10:55 a.m. PDT[edit]

  • A state of emergency has been declared by Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi
  • The fire is about five percent contained
  • About 700 firefighters, 120 engines, 15 dozers, and three water tenders are being used
  • Two outbuildings have been damaged
  • 2000 to 2400 people are under mandatory evacuation
  • The cause remains under investigation
  • The fire has cost $750,000

[8] [9]

August 15[edit]

As of 9:25 a.m. PDT[edit]

  • The fire has burned 6,800 acres (28 km2)
  • The fire is 30 percent contained
  • Swanton and Bonny Doon remain under evacuation
  • More than 1500 firefighters are helping control this fire

[10]

August 16[edit]

As of 3:00 p.m. PDT[edit]

  • The fire has burned 6,843 acres (27.69 km2)
  • The fire is 50 percent contained
  • Two outbuildings have been damaged
  • Four injuries have occurred
  • 2195 fire personnel, 291 engines, 14 helicopters, 31 dozers, and 21 water tenders are fighting the fire
  • The fire has cost $6.2 million[11]
  • Bonny Doon residents are allowed to return home with proof of residency[12]

[13][14][15][16][17]

August 17[edit]

As of 12:50 p.m. PDT[edit]

  • The fire has burned 7,017 acres (28.40 km2)
  • The fire is 65 percent contained
  • Swanton remains under mandatory evacuation
  • The evacuation for the Bonny Doon area is still lifted
  • Five injuries have occurred
  • Two outbuildings have been damaged
  • 2165 fire personnel, 295 engines, 28 dozers, and 21 water tenders are fighting the fire
  • The fire has cost $9.8 million

[18] [19]

August 18[edit]

As of 10:18 a.m. PDT[edit]

  • The fire has burned 7,163 acres (28.99 km2)
  • Mandatory evacuations remain lifted in the upper and lower Swanton areas
  • 20 residents are still displaced

[20]

August 19[edit]

As of 8:00 a.m PDT[edit]

  • The fire has burned 7,243 acres (29.31 km2)
  • The fire is 80 percent contained
  • Five injuries have occurred
  • 2213 fire personnel, 221 engines, six helicopters, 16 dozers, and 28 water tenders are fighting the fire
  • The fire has cost $15 million

August 20[edit]

As of 11:00 a.m. PDT[edit]

  • 7,364 acres (29.80 km2) have burned
  • The fire is 80 percent contained
  • There are no threatened structures
  • Eight injuries have occurred
  • The cause remains under investigation
  • 1989 fire personnel, 215 engines, five helicopters, eight dozers, and 27 water tenders are fighting the fire
  • The fire has cost $18.7 million

August 21[edit]

As of 10:46 a.m. PDT[edit]

  • The fire has burned 7,597 acres (30.74 km2)
  • The fire is more than 90 percent contained
  • The fire has burned 13 structures
  • No residents have been displaced due to loss
  • 10 injuries have been reported
  • The fire has cost $21.4 million

[21]

August 23[edit]

As of 9:37 p.m. PDT[edit]

  • Complete containment was achieved at 6:30 p.m.
  • The fire had burned 7,817 acres (31.63 km2)
  • 13 structures were destroyed
  • The fire cost $26 million
  • More than 2,400 residents were evacuated from the rural communities of Bonny Doon, Davenport and Swanton, but have since returned to their homes.

[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lockheed Fire - Santa Cruz Wildfire Incident Report - 0% Containment". Imperial Valley News. August 13, 2009. Retrieved August 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.pressbanner.com/view/full_story/6574608/article-Cal-Fire--Unattended-fire-sparked-Lockheed-blaze-?instance=home_news_lead_story
  3. ^ http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_12966835?IADID=Search-www.santacruzsentinel.com-www.santacruzsentinel.com
  4. ^ http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_14477664
  5. ^ http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_13047312?nclick_check=1
  6. ^ http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_13047312?nclick_check=1
  7. ^ http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6565&Itemid=1
  8. ^ "California Declares State of Emergency as Wildfires Rage". Fox News. August 15, 2009. 
  9. ^ http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=361
  10. ^ http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_13102410
  11. ^ http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=361
  12. ^ Bulwa, Demian (August 17, 2009). "Lockheed Fire containment expected by Thursday". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  13. ^ http://www.ktvu.com/news/20379908/detail.html
  14. ^ http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/south_bay&id=6967745
  15. ^ http://www.wildfiretoday.com/news/2009/8/16/lockheed-fire-update-aug-16.html
  16. ^ http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=32086
  17. ^ http://imperialvalleynews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6583&Itemid=2
  18. ^ http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=361
  19. ^ http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/south_bay&id=6968848
  20. ^ http://www.wildfiretoday.com/news/2009/8/18/lockheed-fire-map-and-update-aug-18.html
  21. ^ http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_13177624?source=most_emailed&FORM=ZZNR9
  22. ^ Lockheed fire officially fully contained. Dave Boitano. Santa Cruz Sentinel. August 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-25

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