Marina Fire update (June 28)

Staff Writer

The Marina Fire total acreage burned remains at 654 acres and is now at 61 percent containment.
Fire crews continue to be successful in constructing fire line around the perimeter of the fire and have begun suppression repair operations where conditions allow.
Weather forecast for tomorrow calls for a 20 percent chance of dry lightning and thunderstorms in the afternoon. On Wednesday and Thursday, there is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms with a higher potential for rainfall. This is a concern because rainfall over the burn area may produce rockslides and debris flows.
Southern California Edison plans to implement traffic control on Mill Creek Powerhouse Road due to safety concerns. The road will be closed to the public. The Forest Service is asking that the public continue to drive safely through the fire area on Highway 395 as crews continue to utilize the highway to access the fire.
Fourteen hand crews, eighteen engines, two dozers, three water tenders, six helicopters and one fixed wing aircraft. A total of 517 personnel are assigned to the incident.
The investigation to determine the exact cause and origin of the fire is ongoing.