JUNE 8, 2019 – SATURDAY – 1750 HOURS PDT
A 3-month old compost fire has rekindled as the winds increased igniting a human-caused wildfire named the SAND FIRE, which is burning off of Country Rd 41 and Highway 16 towards Rumsey, California.
Seven engines from the CAL FIRE – BUTTE County have dispatched to neighboring Yolo County, where the wildfire is now growing from original reports of 200 acres to 300.
Engine 217 arrived on-scene at 1742 hours and was assigned as the Incident Command.
Air Attack along with Helicopters 104 (to arrive @ 1750 PDT), 152 (on-scene @ 1744 PDT) are attached to this incident. Helitender 104 is also en route to the SAND FIRE (1749 PDT).
Air Tankers are flying at an altitude of 3,000 feet elevation north and south of the fire.
Coptors are flying northeast of the. Helicopter 101 is currently northeast of the head of the fire.
So far, we have heard via scanner feed that Helicopters 101, 104, 152 and 512 are on-scene. (1749 PDT)
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