Monday, June 16, 2008

Martin Fire Update

Martin Fire

Last Updated: June 15, 2008 7:00 a.m.

Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit

County: Santa Cruz County

Location: Bonny Doon and Martin Road

Acres Burned: 520 acres

Containment 90 percent containment - 520 acres

Structures Destroyed: 3 residences and 8 outbuildings have been destroyed. 1 residence and 2 outbuildings have been damaged.

Evacuations: No evacuations are imminent

Injuries: 1

Cause: Under Investigation

Cooperating Agencies: Santa Cruz Sherrifs Office, CO, RDS, California Conservation Corp, California Deparment of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Office of Emergency Services, California Highway Patrol, Local Government Fire Departments, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Pacific Gas & Electric

Total Fire Personnel: 901 (541 CAL FIRE)

Fire crews: 29 (17 CAL FIRE)

Engines: 67 (41 CAL FIRE)

Airtankers: 2

Helicopters: 3 (1 CAL FIRE)

Dozers: 5 (All CAL FIRE)

Water tenders: 19

Costs to date: $3.2 million

Major Incident Command Team: Incident Command Team 8

Conditions: Continued perimeter control efforts with ground and air recourses. Suppression repair will be focusing on the Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve and Wilder Ranch State Park. Damage assessment has been completed. The updated information is reflected in the number of residences and structures lost and damaged. The following road closures remain in affect: Martin Road between Ice Cream Grade and Pine Flat Road. All roads are expected to be open 6-15-08.