Pursuant to a request for mutual aid through the California Office of Emergency Services (OES), Engine OES 305 has been deployed as part of a mixed-agency strike team (ST-6840A) to the "Rim" Fire on the Stanislaus National Forest near Yosemite National Park.
Engine OES 305 is a state-owned fire engine housed at Lakeside fire station 26 and staffed when requested by Lakeside firefighters. During the deployment, fire station 26 will be open and staffed with an additional crew.
The massive Rim Fire which started on August 17, has burned over 120,000 acres threatening several mountain communities. The fire is in unified command between the U.S. Forest Service and CalFire. A type I incident management team is running the incident which has over 2600 firefighters assigned and as of this morning (August 24), was only 5% contained.
|Rim Fire perimeter, August 24, 2013|
Post by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire