Incident: Benson 1 Fire Wildfire
This fire started on 5/21/2013 at 11:36am.
This is a river bottom fuels (timber and brush) fire in the Benson Fire District.
Resources: 1 ASFD air attack, 2 single engine air tankers, 2 ASFD type 2 crews, 1 DPS type 3 helicopter, 9 engines, 5 water tenders and overhead personnel.
Threats:30 residences threatened. 15 of those residences evacuated yesterday. Evacuation was lifted at approximately 5 pm.
1 travel trailer was destroyed and 2 small utility trailers were damaged. I-10 eastbound lane was closed for approximately 1 hour. The 4th Street bridge east of Benson was also closed, resulting in all eastbound traffic out of Benson stopped for approximately 1 hour.
Other values at risk: Natural gas pipeline and a liquid gas pipeline.
Cause under investigation.