Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Power Fire burning near Sierra Pacific Industries China Hollow THP

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Power Fire: The Power Fire was first reported around 6am on August 5th, 2013 near Beardsley Reservoir and Highway 108 in Tuolumne County.  As of August 6th, 2013 the fire has grown to 500 acres in size, and is 12% contained burning north and east of SPI's THP 4-12-012 TUO (China Hollow THP).  The fire has been described as burning in brush and timber, and the cause has not been disclosed and is still under investigation.

THP 4-12-012 TUO (China Hollow THP) Sierra Pacific Industries, 407 acres; 92% clearcut, 6% selection, 1% roadside logging. Brushy Hollow Creek (MD: T4N R17E Sec.2, 3, 10, 11; T5N R17E Sec.25, 26, 34, 35, 36). Winter operations, high erosion hazard, steep slopes up to 65%, 38 road drainage work sites, 9 CA spotted owls within 1.3mi, 2 goshawk nests within .25mi, bald eagle within 1.4 mi, trees up to 120 years old. Estimated public comment deadline: 06/01/12. More information is available on the THP Tracking Center website.

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