Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Vineyard Fire Update - August 14th @ 11:30 a.m.

Vineyard Fire Update - August 14, 2018 @ 11:30 a.m.
Current Size: 560 acres
Current Containment: 55%
Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Full Containment Date: Friday, August 17th, 2018
  • No injuries have occurred. No structures have been lost. 
  • All Pre-evacuations have been lifted. The Red Cross Shelter has suspended operations unless further need arises. 
  • Fire crews are still working in the area. Please help them out by avoiding unnecessary travel on Fall River Rd.
  • Firefighters continue to take advantage of cooler temperatures and higher humidity, building containment lines using dozers, hand crews, and engines. Ground resources will use air support when needed.
  • Hard work and increasing containment has resulted in decreasing incident complexity. A Type-2 Incident Management team is no longer needed, and the current Type-3 organization will continue to manage the Vineyard Fire with resources already available.
  • For information about the Vineyard Fire, please visit https://www.facebook.com/VineyardFire/.