Monday, September 15, 2014

Courtney Fire update Sunday, September 14, 2014, 9:00p.m.

Incident Name: Courtney Fire Location:
Courtney LN / RD 426 Start Date & Report Time: September 14, 2014 –1:36P.M.
Containment: 20%
Expected Containment:
Fire Engines:30
Fire Crews: 11
Helicopters: 0
Airtankers: 0
Total Personnel: 400
Injuries: 0
Structures Destroyed
Cause:Under Investigation
Current Situation: Firefighters are continuing to build and reinforce containment lines. There continues to be a threat to the Bass Lake Heights community. Access to the fire is difficult due to steep terrain and several structures in the interface.
Firefighters are experiencing extreme fire behavior conditions due to drought and low fuel moisture.
Evacuations: 400 Structures with approximately 1,000 residents living in the
Northern part of Oakhurst and a section Bass Lake near Road 222 are evacuated.
Residents should remain cautious of fire personnel and equipment working in the area.
Road Closures: Road 426 between Courtney LN to Road 223 Road 222 between Road 432 (Rec Point) and Road 426 Road 426 between 222 and 223
Evacuation Centers:North Fork Town Hall Oakhurst Community Center
Cooperating Agencies:CAL FIRE,  USFS, CAL OES, Madera County Fire Department, Madera County Sheriff’s Department, PG&E, Red Cross, Sierra Telephone, CHP and Local Government Resources within the Central Valley.