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California Statewide Fire Summary

Friday, September 6, 2013

Posted: September 6, 2013 9:56 a.m.
Updated: September 6, 2013 9:56 a.m.
 

Over 4,700 firefighters continue to battle six major wildfires burning across California. Yesterday two where contained and two more sparked in Modoc County. The Rim Fire burning near and in Yosemite National Park has now burned 246,350 acres (385 square miles) and is 80% contained. The Rim Fire continues to actively burn and is now the 3rd largest wildfire in California’s recorded history. See the Top 20 list. Now that the threat to the State Responsibility Area, which CAL FIRE protects, has diminished and as the fire continues to burn on federal land, CAL FIRE will be transitioning out of unified command later today. The United States Forest Service and the National Park Service will continue to manage the fire.

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.

As there are no current major wildfires burning in CAL FIRE’s responsibility area, and as the remaining fires are on federal land, this will be the last statewide fire summary until fire activity increases. For continued information on the federal fires please visit www.inciweb.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
* 246,350 acres - 80% contained
* Evacuations in effect
* 1,900 residences threatened

**Federal Fires**
Davis Complex, Modoc County
US Forest Service – Modoc National Forest
1 mile northeast of Davis Creek
* 160 acres - 20% contained

Rail Fire, Modoc County
US Forest Service – Modoc National Forest
11 miles northwest of Canby
* 100 acres - 0% contained

Forks Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
6 miles southeast of Somes Bar
* 35,915 acres - 66% 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
* 12,295 acres - 73% contained

Fish Fire, Tulare County FINAL
US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest
25 miles northeast of Springville
* 2,060 acres - 100% contained

Windy Fire, Tulare County FINAL
Tule Indian Reservation
12 miles east of Springville
* 231 acres - 100% contained

Aspen Fire, Fresno County
US Forest Service – Sierra National Forest
near Huntington Lake
* 22,942 acres - 98% contained

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