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California Statewide Fire Summary

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Posted: August 25, 2013 10:11 a.m.
Updated: August 25, 2013 10:11 a.m.
 

This morning more than 8,300 firefighters are battling a total of a dozen large wildfires across California. The Rim Fire, near Yosemite National Park, continues to be the most active and has grown to the 15th largest fire in California’s recorded history. 4,500 homes remain threatened by the blaze and today strong winds out of the South will pose a major challenge as the fire continues to advance to the North, closer to several communities that remain under evacuation advisories.

Winds in the northeast portion of the state will continue to pose a challenge, as afternoon winds of up to 25 mph with gusts of 37 mph could fan several of the large fires. The high country of the Sierra is likely to see gusty winds this afternoon as well. These winds increase the fire potential and could hamper firefighter’s efforts on the current large fires in those areas.

CAL FIRE reminds all residents to make sure they are prepared to evacuate if a wildfire strikes in their community. Having an evacuation plan and knowing what to take is critical in the ability for Early Evacuation. For more tips on Early Evacuation visit ReadyForWildfire.org.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Deer Fire, Tehama County

10 miles east of Los Molinos

* 10,270 acres – 21% contained

**Unified Command Fires**
Rim Fire Tuolumne County
Stanislaus National Forest/CAL FIRE
* northeast of Groveland
* 133,980 acres - 7% contained
* Evacuations in effect

* 4,500 residences threatened

**Federal Fires**
American Fire, Placer County
US Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest
northeast of Foresthill
* 24,135 acres - 78% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Mission Fire, Monterey County
US Army – Fort Hunter
on the Fort Hunter Liggett Military Installation
* 4,500 acres - 98% contained

Hough Complex, Plumas County FINAL
US Forest Service – Plumas National Forest
near Taylorsville
* 513 acres - 100% contained

Fish Fire, Tulare County
US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest
25 miles northeast of Springville
* 1,000 acres - 5% contained

Little Fire, Riverside County NEW
US Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest
Off Hwy 74 near Lake Hemet
* 50 acres - 10% contained

Gobblers Fire, San Bernardino County
US Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest
6 miles south of Wrightwood
* 392 acres - 83% contained

Spring Peak Fire, Mono County
US Forest Service – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
15 miles northeast of Mono Lake
* 14,200 acres - 98% contained
* The fire is primarily in Nevada but did burn into California near Bodie State Park
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Orleans Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
6 miles southeast of Somes Bar
* 20,770 acres - 39% contained

Corral Complex, Humboldt County
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
east of the Hoopa Indian Reservation
* 11,552 acres - 0% contained

Salmon River Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
1 mile west of Sawyers Bar
* 14,547 acres - 95% contained

Aspen Fire, Fresno County
US Forest Service – Sierra National Forest
near Huntington Lake
* 22,791 acres - 95% contained

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