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Telegraph Fire: Day 5

Posted by feww on July 30, 2008

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Telegraph Fire Rages On!

The following are highlights of the Telegraph Fire which is now burning for fifth straight day!

  • Nearly 4,000 firefighters have been assigned to the fire.
  • Heat and bone-dry vegetation are helping the fire.
  • About 30,000 acres and 25 homes have already been consumed by the fire.
  • At least 4,000 homes are still threatened.
  • The fire’s cost to date is more than $9 million. That is more than $300 per acre.
  • About 300 people have been evacuated and another 1,000 are on standby.

Retardant from a helicopter showers down ahead of a hotspot along the Merced River as the Telegraph Fire burns out of control 10 miles out side Yosemite Valley National Park, California, USA, 29 July 2008. The Telegraph Fire has burned about 30,000 acres, destroyed 25 residents, forced the evacuations of some 300 residents, with 1,000 more on standby, and threatens another 4,000 residences. EPA/Peter DaSilva

“The Telegraph Fire is said to still pose a threat to the communities of Mariposa, Midpines, Greeley Hill, Coulterville, El Portal, Morman Bar, and Boot Jack. Mt Bullion Conservation Camp, the Mariposa Utility District water supply, as well as a 70 kv transmission line supporting Yosemite Valley, and Yosemite National Park’s numerous communication/repeater towers are also said to be threatened.” (Source)

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