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Gloria Fire

Gloria Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 30, 2009 9:00 am  
Date/Time Started: August 27, 2009 2:57 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Benito - Monterey Unit 
County: Monterey & San Benito County  
Location: Northeast of Soledad  
Acres Burned: 6,437 acres  
Containment 6,437 acres - 80% contained
Structures Destroyed:1 residence and 1 outbuilding destroyed  
Threatened: 100 residential and 50 commercial structures could potentially be threatened.  
Evacuations: All evacuations and road closures have been lifted.  
Injuries: 1  
Cause: Agricultural Fireworks 
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Multiple Monterey County Fire Departments, Monterey County Sheriffs Office, CHP, Red Cross, CalEMA and City of Soledad  
Total Fire Personnel: 864  
Engines: 84  
Fire crews: 24  
Airtankers: 2  
Helicopters: 4  
Dozers: 10  
Water tenders: 3  
Costs to date: $2.5 million  
Conditions: All evacuations have be lifted.

Last night firefighters worked to strengthen containment lines and put out hot spots. Today crews will continue to hold and improve control lines.

This morning the marine influence will burn off as temperatures increase into the 90s with humidity in the teens. Winds are expected to come out of the north at 7 to 14 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

Stonewall Canyon Rd will remain without power through Sunday night. PG&E crews are working in the area to replace damaged power poles. The public should use caution when traveling in the area as utility crews will be working on or near the roadway.  

Phone Numbers  (831) 647-6257 (Gloria Fire Information) 
Phone Numbers  (831) 333-2672 (Gloria Fire Information)