Skeggs Fire Update: Parks, Roads Closed in Area, Wunderlich and Huddart Parks Closed

South San Francisco, CA  September 13, 2017 Submitted by County of San Mateo 

Wunderlich and Huddart Parks will remain closed through Thursday, Sept.14, due to fire in the area that may spread into the parks. Weekend reservations at Huddart Park have been canceled. Kings Mountain Road is also closed between Highway 35 (Skyline Blvd.) and Woodside Road. The Skeggs Fire on Skyline Road and Skeggs Point, three miles west of Woodside, remains at 50-60 acres, 30 percent contained.

No significant spread. No structures threatened and no evacuations at this time.

 

For more information, go to http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/1826.

 

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For San Mateo County Parks advisories and news, go to http://parks.smcgov.org/.

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From CALFIRE:

SKEGGS FIRE

Skeggs Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Date/Time Started: September 11, 2017 7:41 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit
County: San Mateo County
Location: Skyline Rd and Skeggs Point, 3 miles west of Woodside
Acres Burned – Containment: 50 acres – 30% contained
Evacuations: None
Road Closures: Kings Mountain Road is closed between Highway 35 (Skyline Blvd.) and Woodside Road
Cause: Lightning
Cooperating Agencies: Woodside Fire Protection District, Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Company, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, Mid-Peninsula Open Space District, CAL Water, and San Mateo County Parks.
Total Fire Personnel: 229
Total Fire Engines: 18
Total Fire Crews: 8
Total Helicopters: 1
Total Dozers: 2
Total Water Tenders: 2
Long/Lat: -122.3001/37.41591
Conditions: Firefighters continue to make good progress reinforcing and improving containment lines. Favorable weather conditions over the past 24 hours have aided suppression efforts. Heavy tree canopy, brush and forest ground cover continues to smolder making for extensive mop up.
Phone Numbers (916) 203-4134 (Media Line )

 

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