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09/13/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2017 21:43

Pier Fire (Tulare County) Started 8/29/2017, updated 9/13/2017

Last Modified on September 13, 2017

Pier Fire

Last Updated: September 13, 2017 7:56 pm
Date/Time Started: August 29, 2017 8:29 am
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Tulare Unit / USFS - Sequoia National Forest
County: Tulare County
Location: Highway 190, east of Springville
Acres Burned - Containment: 30,571 acres - 60% contained
Structures Threatened: 540
Structures Destroyed: 2
Evacuations: Mandatory Evacuations orders are in effect for the following communities: Alpine Village, Doyle Springs, Cedar Slope, Camp Nelson, Mountain Aire, Rogers Camp, Sequoia Crest, Pier Point Springs and Wishon.
The Voluntary Evacuation Order for the Upper Rio Vista Area was rescinded on 9/8/2017.
Injuries: 5
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: Tulare County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, Tulare County EOC, PG&E, SoCal Edison
Total Fire Personnel: 1728
Total Fire Engines: 138
Total Fire Crews: 28
Total Helicopters: 7
Total Dozers: 22
Total Water Tenders: 27
Long/Lat: -118.74103/36.15356