Knight Fire Update

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Posted by Annie in Twain Harte News, Uncategorized on August 7, 2009

Dedicated firefighters have worked hard to contain the Knight Fire, which has been burning since July 26th. Twain Harte is fortunate to have such a fine team of fire fighters who have worked tirelessly on this and other fires so far this year.

The initial cause of the blaze is still under investigation. There are 443 firefighters working to extinguish the fire, which has thus far charred 6,130 acres. The fire is 80% contained. It is estimated the fire will be fully contained by Sunday, August 9th, 2009 around 6:00 p.m.

Incident Information System – Knight Fire

As of six- hours ago…

Progress continues on the Knight Fire. A thermal infrared imaging flight was conducted over the fire last night. This technology, used in support of wildland fire management, determined diminished heat within the interior of the fire and along containment lines.

Today, hand crews will be in full mop-up mode working on containment lines toward the center of the fire, and rehabilitation of hand and dozer lines will occur to help prevent erosion when wet weather patterns return to the area.

The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team is currently in transition, turning the management of the Knight Fire over to a local Stanislaus National Forest Type 3 incident management team.

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My Motherlode News has reported that officials have determined the cause of the Knight Fire.

U.S. Forest Service Special Agents and Fire Investigators have determined that “activities associated with recreation” caused the 6,000 plus acre Knight Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest.

Investigators are seeking help from anyone with information regarding vehicles or persons seen in the area of Forest Service roads 4N01Y and 4N01, on or before July 26th.

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