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Posted by: Kim_Hamilton on 06/21/2012 11:27 AM Updated by: Kim_Hamilton on 06/21/2012 11:28 AM
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Mowing Dry Grass with Riding Lawn Mower Cause of 9 Acre Pommel Fire

Copperpolis, CA...Cal Fire states, mowing dry grass with riding lawn mower was the cause of a 9 acre vegetation fire at the 2000 block of Pommel Way in Copperopolis. This fire was mopped up yesterday by multiple crews. Full Cal Fire report is enclosed...


Location (Town, street address, intersection, etc.)

2000 BLOCK POMMEL WAY, COPPEROPOLIS, CALAVERAS COUNTY

Time of call

1113 HRS

Type of fire (structure, vegetation, vehicle, etc.)

VEGETATION

Units, personnel responding (departments & equipment, i.e. breathing units, air tankers, etc.)

CDF UNITS RESPONDING:

COLUMBIA: AIR ATTACK 440, COPTER 404, TANKER 80
ALTAVILLE: BATALION CHIEF 4412, ENGINE 4457
SAN ANDREAS: ENGINE 4471, PREVENTION 4422
COPPEROPOLIS: ENGINE 4480
GREEN SPRINGS: ENGINE 4485
GROVELAND: UTILITY 4436
BASELINE: DOZER 4445
HUMBOLDT/DEL NORTE: ENGINE 1269
VALLEY VIEW: HAND CREW 1, 2

LOCAL UNITS RESPONDING:

COPPEROPOLIS FIRE: CHIEF 230, ENGINE 237, MEDIC ENGINE 238, WATER TENDER 234

Injuries

NONE

Cause of fire (arson, children playing w/matches, electrical short, etc.)

MOWING, RIDING LAWN MOWER

Damage estimate (breakdown structure/contents)

9 ACRES GRASS VEGETATION BURNED, THE CAUSE WAS MOWING DRY GRASS WITH A RIDING LAWNMOWER

Time to extinguish

0747 HOURS, JUNE 20, 2012



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