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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lower North Fork Fire Update 3/27/11 0715

A media briefing was held at 0630. The following information was shared

25 people sheltered overnight at the Conifer High School Evacuation Point.

The fire is estimated to be over 3050 acres

Over 450 firefighters are expected to be working the fire by the end of the day.

A Lead Plane has been ordered from Ogden, Utah

A Heavy Tanker and a Heavy Heli-Tanker has been ordered. Deployment of air support is dependent on weather conditions.

The confirmed fatality is not an emergency response member but likely a resident or visitor to the area.

PIOs have been dispatched to the Conifer High School Evacuation Point. They will conduct a citizen briefing at approximately 0745 hours.

Somewhere between 15-25 structures and/or outbuildings have been lost due to the fire.

We are working to provide an up to date evacuation and fire area map. The release of this data has been delayed due to our desire to only share verified data.