NEW | Brush Fire | Florida | 1

UPDATE 1 – APRIL 8, 2017 – 1900 HOURS PDT

Incident Summary | Around noon [West Coast time] on Saturday, a large wildfire broke out in the Live Oak Reserve subdivision.  Currently, the fire has burned 165 acres and firefighters have reached a 25% containment status.

Incident Cooperators | Seminole County Fire Department, Oviedo Fire Department, Orlando Fire Department, Maitland Fire Department, Winter Park Fire Department, Orange County Fire Rescue Department. Florida Forest Service.  Oviedo PD, Seminole County Sheriff Office, Seminole County OEM and Department of Forestry.

Evacuations | Mandatory evacuations were completed of those on Woodhurst Court, Live Oak Reserve and South Riverwood Trail.  This also included the Girl Scout camp.

Evacuation Shelter |  300 Lake Mills Avenue has been opened. Food is being provided to evacuees at the shelter.  Currently, 50 residents have evacuated to the shelter. Evacuation breakdown includes 44 homes in the immediate area and 100 Girl Scout campers; 50% of the campers left the camp without their bags and personal items they brought to the camp.

South Division | Riverwood and Old River Road.  Fire in this area has been identified.  A request for a DOF Rep was requested @ 1843 Hours PDT.  Tanker 24 was reassigned @ 1851 Hours PDT to this area to help firefighters attempt to stop the fast ROS. Resources were moving over to this location.

Division 20 | Tanker 32, Woods 21, 42, 11, E64, E42 were assigned to the Girl Scout camp. Structure protection was in play.  All units were pulled out at 1900 Hours PDT. A dozer was making a line around the camp at 1902 Hours PDT.

Stand-by | Woods 27, E46 were on stand-by for a potential flare-up in an unknown location. [radio transmission garbled]

West Division | E26 was assigned to this area.  Spotting was seen behind Havel Grove where 2 plows were assigned.

East Division | E262 was assigned to this Division.  This is the unburned side of the fire.  There was zero activity in this area around 1851 Hours PDT.

REHAB | Battalion 44.

Damage Assessment | An unknown number of structures were destroyed located on the West side of the Girl Scout camp.

Demob | Some of the units were being released after they returned from REHAB.  [1917 PDT]

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

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