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California Statewide Fire Summary

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Posted: September 5, 2013 9:24 a.m.
Updated: September 5, 2013 9:25 a.m.
 

Nearly 5,400 firefighters continue to battle six major wildfires burning across California. While a majority of the large wildfires are burning on federal land, CAL FIRE and local fire departments continue to support the US Forest Service.

The Rim Fire burning near and in Yosemite National Park has now burned 237,341 acres (371 square miles) and is now 80% contained. The Rim Fire remains the 4th largest wildfire in California’s recorded history. See the Top 20 list.

Even though summer is nearing to an end, CAL FIRE reminds all Californians that the State experiences its largest and damaging wildfires in September and October. All residents and visitors are encouraged to remain extra fire safe. For more information on how to be prepared for a wildfire visit ReadyForWildfire.org.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

*There are currently no large CAL FIRE wildfires. See Rim Fire below.

**Unified Command Fires**
Rim Fire, Tuolumne County
Stanislaus National Forest/CAL FIRE
* northeast of Groveland
* 237,341 acres - 80% contained
* Evacuations in effect

* 1,900 residences threatened

**Federal Fires**
Forks Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
6 miles southeast of Somes Bar
* 35,892 acres - 55% contained
* Includes the Orleans Complex (Butler Fire) and the Salmon Complex

Corral Complex, Humboldt County
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
east of the Hoopa Indian Reservation
* 12,272 acres - 67% contained

Fish Fire, Tulare County
US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest
25 miles northeast of Springville
* 2,060 acres - 95% contained

Windy Fire, Tulare County
Tule Indian Reservation
12 miles east of Springville
* 231 acres - 80% contained

Gobblers Fire, San Bernardino County FINAL
US Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest
6 miles south of Wrightwood
* 413 acres - 100% contained

Aspen Fire, Fresno County
US Forest Service – Sierra National Forest
near Huntington Lake
* 22,942 acres - 95% contained

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