Friday, September 3, 2010


Current view from atop Lyons Peak looking east.
12 NOON: LATEST UPDATE: The Cowboy Fire is now 42% contained, with full containment projected for Sunday. Smoke can still be seen in the area due to an island of burning fuel in the middle of the fire. There is no current threat to structures.
Currently there are 48 engines, 35 fire crews, 2 bulldozers, 4 helicopters, 2 helitankers, 4 airtankers, 8 water tenders, 69 overhead for a total of 1,360 firefighters committed to the incident. There have been two minor injuries to firefighters.

10 AM: CALFIRE SAN DIEGO: As expected the fire activity has increased slightly, but there are no homes currently threatened.

The Cowboy Fire* is now 719 acres and 15% contained, reported Cal-Fire battalion chief Nick Schuler. He added, "The incident command expects the containment will increase even more when the sun rises." Firefighters worked throughout the night in extremely steep terrain and heavy brush/fuel. The joint information center remains open for concerned citizens (619) 590-3160. No road closures are in effect and no homes have been damaged.
"Cal-Fire would like to thank the local community for their support throughout the incident," Schuler said. Thanks to CALFIRESANDIEGO and EASTCOUNTYMAGAZINE.ORG for this morning's update.

* The Cowboy Fire was named for a nearby area called Cowboy Camp.

-posted by Kim

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