BREAKING NEWS: Human Caused Cap Fire Burns in Arkansas

Updated 2330 PST

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Start Date & Time:  The Cap Fire started on January 31, 2016 around 1330 hours.

Location:  The fire is located approximately 20 miles NW of Mountainview on the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest in the Leatherwood Wilderness in Arkansas.

Fire Fuels:  Timber and brush.

RESOURCES

Personnel:  There were 25 fire personnel as of yesterday but some have been released due to the increase in containment status.  As of today, there are 18 fire personnel assigned to this incident.

Command:  The fire is being managed by Mike Haislen, ICT4 unit.

Equipment:  There are 1 crew, 2 engines and 1 helicopter attached to this fire event.

CURRENT STATUS

Fire Behavior:  Moderate, flanking.

Acres:   The human-caused fire has destroyed 821 acres.

Containment  Status:  Firefighters have reached a 75% containment status.

Fire Tactics:  Working to keep fire N of FS Rd 1118. Access to the area is being limited.

Evacuations:  None are in effect.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Cost-To-Date:  $30,000

 

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