Incident Name: CEDAR FIRE
Location: South San
Size: 280,293 acres
Cause: Human Caused
Damage: 2,232 Homes Destroyed; 22
Commercial, 566 Outbuildings
Injuries: 13 Civilian
Fatalities; 1 Fire Fighter Fatality; 91 injuries
Hot spots, flying embers and hazards such as snags present concern for
firefighter and public safety. Action Plan: Secure line and mop up
perimeter. Mop up 300 feet around all structures.
Percent Contained: 99%
11/03/03, 1800 Hours
Percent Controlled: 0%
Expected Full Control: 11/16/03 1800 Hours
Wind speed W 20
mph. Temperature 37 degrees. Relative humidity 100%
Predicted Weather: Wind variable W-NW 6-14 mph. Temperature 46-66 degrees. Relative humidity 35-100%.
RESOURCES ASSIGNED as of
Engines: 242 Fire Crews: 37 Helicopters: 32
Dozers: 42 Water Tenders: 30
Overhead Personnel: 422 Total Personnel: 2,120
Cedar Fire Information on the Web: Updated daily, Cedar fire
information may be found on the web at: http://www.pnw-team2.com/
Power Outage Information: San Diego Gas and Electric is working around the clock to restore substations and transmission lines including replacing approximately 1000 electric transmission poles. Most areas will have power restored within a couple of days. More time is needed for Santa Ysabel, Viejas, Jamacha, Poway and Japatul areas. For more information on when power will be restored call (800) 411-7343 or contact www.sdge.com
Damage Assessment: San Diego County Damage assessment teams are fanned out throughout out the county. People looking for damage assessments on their property can call (866) 402-6044. FEMA representatives recommend property owners obtain damage assessment information before making insurance claims. The Hotline number is (858) 495-5494 or toll free at (866) 402-6044.
Disaster Assistance: Disaster Assistance Centers have been established at:
- Scripps Ranch Recreation Center (11454 Blue Cypress Dr.)
Ramona Old Post Office Building (325 6th St.)
Valley Center (28102 N. Lake Wohlford Rd. or Cole Grade Rd.)
Alpine (1347 Tavern Road, Suite 30)
- Borrego Springs [mobile] (2281 Digueno Rd.)
These centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through
Friday as well as Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A central phone line with a
recorded message giving directions and other basic information has been
set up. Call (858)
549-1161 ext. 126. For
questions or to apply:
1-800-621-FEMA; or TTY 1-800-462-7585 Homeowners, renters
and business owners affected by the Cedar Fires may apply for disaster
assistance by phone.
Information regarding post fire land rehabilitation and erosion
control: San Diego County Dept of Planning and Land Use: (858)694-2960 – (800)411-0017
Unified command with CDF, USFS, CHP, San Diego Sheriff, San Diego
City, Heartland Fire, and Lakeside Fire.
Cooperators include: OES, CDC, CCC, Fish and Game, State Parks, CalTrans, BLM, BIA, US Navy, FWS, Red Cross, State of Nevada, AMR Ambulance, San Diego County OES, San Diego County Roads, San Diego Public Works, multiple San Diego Fire Departments, San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego Animal Shelter/SCPA.
General Cedar Fire Information: Call
619-590-3160 Hours are now 8:00 to
Current weather and rain makes traveling in burned areas hazardous.
BE AWARE !!
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