Ponderosa Fire, Manton, CA

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Ponderosa Fire Incident Information: Last Updated: August 20, 2012 7:00 pm
Date/Time Started: August 18, 2012 11:37 am Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Tehama-Glenn Unit County: Tehama / Shasta Counties Location: Off Ponderosa Way, southeast of Manton Acres Burned: 16.280 acres Containment 16,280 acres - 30% contained Structures Destroyed:7 structures destroyed Threatened: 3,065 residences, 20 commercial properties and 300 outbuildings Evacuations: Evacuations for the following areas in Manton, Shingletown & Viola:Forward Rd at Graham to the C Line
Forward Mill Rd from Rock Creek Rd to Forward Camp Rd
Rock Creek Rd from Manton Rd to Long Hay Flat Rd
All of Long Hay Flat Rd and Woodcutter Way
Southside of Highway 44 from Viola to Brush Oak
Northside of Hwy 44 from Viola to Alward
Hazen Rd area and South Power House Rd south of Manton
Hwy 44 at Brush Oak east to and including Viola, Plateau Pines, Starlight Pines and Lake McCumber area
South side of Hwy 44 from Viola to Brush Oak and on the north side of Hwy 44 from Viola to Alward.
Cause: Lightning Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Tehama and Shasta County Sheriff, CHP, CDCR, CAL TRANS, SPI, PG&E Total Fire Personnel: 1,886 (937 CAL FIRE) Engines: 220 (87 CAL FIRE) Fire crews: 38 (26 CAL FIRE) Helicopters: 2 helicopters Dozers: 47 (17 CAL FIRE) Water tenders: 33 water tenders Conditions: We are alerting people in the area of Hwy 36 at Oasis Springs Rd to Lassen Lodge on both sides of the highway, which includes Ponderosa Sky Ranch, Canyon View Loop area and Lassen Lodge of potential threat to life and property. An evacuation warning considers the probability that an area will be affected and prepares people for a potential evacuation order.Hwy 36 has one way traffic control with pilot car from 6 miles east of Payne's Creek to Ponderosa Way that began at 2:00 pm and will continue throughout the afternoon due to fire suppression operations.
Road Closures:
Hard closure on State Hwy 44 from Brush Creek Road to Viola and on Forward Road at the "Y" in Manton.
Hwy 44 in Shingletown and Viola areas and all roads south are in controlled traffic mode.
Highway 299 should be used as an alternate route, due to Highway 44 closures. The Red Cross has opened up an Evacuation Shelter at Big League Dreams - 20155 Viking Way - Redding.
Manton School has been closed until further notice.
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