Highway 198 at MoCo/Fresno line closed due to fire – Elm Fire

UPDATE, 5/19/17 at 7 am – Fresno county fire reporting 8200 acres, 40% contained


7:30 pm – Evacuations being issued for Parkfield Grade down to the county line. (that would be Monterey Co. line)

6:45 pm – 4,000 acres and 10% contained. BEU (Monterey/San Benito Unit) are sending resources now.

4:40 pm – 3,000 acres.

4:15 pm – 2,000 acres and long range spotting.

From Cal Fire: (Currently at 3:52 pm, it is 1500 acres with 0 containment)

Elm Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: May 18, 2017 2:15 pm
Date/Time Started: May 18, 2017 1:11 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE/Fresno County Fire
County: Fresno County
Location: off of Hwy 198 & Alcalde Rd, south of Coalinga
Acres Burned – Containment: 1,000 acres
Road Closures: • Hwy 198 closed from Coalinga west to the Monterey County Line
Long/Lat: -120.37116/36.12089
Conditions: Firefighters are experiencing steep and rugged terrain and long range spotting.


~ by bigsurkate on May 18, 2017.

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