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Fire at a glance (numbers)

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Elm 2, Fresno-King Unit, Cal Fire. One mile south of Coalinga, CA. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior.

May 21, 2017 at 6:57 PM

CAL FIRE: The Elm Fire south of Coalinga (Fresno County) is now 100% contained at 10,343 acres.

May 21, 2017 at 8:30 AM

CAL FIRE photo

Crews continue to reinforce and hold containment lines. Suppression repair has begun.

Crews continue to mop up and focus on interior islands of the fire. The demobilization process has started and will continue through tomorrow.

May 20, 2017 at 6:25 PM

Continued constructing and improving control lines, federal aircraft remain committed.

May 20, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Planned actions for today:

  • Continued construction and improving control lines

All evacuations and road closures have been lifted.

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Evacuation center at West Hills Community College. 300 Cherry Street, Coalinga City.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Forward progress stopped, potential for interior island burn out due to incomplete burn out operations, heavy mop-up in division X/W requiring supplementary personnel.

Cooperating Agencies: Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, Fresno County OES, PG&E, BLM, Red Cross, California Highway Patrol.