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California Statewide Fire Summary, Thursday, August 16, 2012

Posted: August 16, 2012 9:54 a.m.
Updated: August 16, 2012 9:54 a.m.
 

Over 9,000 CAL FIRE, local and federal firefighters are on the frontlines of a dozen large wildfires burning across the state. Firefighters are making good progress, despite continued dry conditions.

California’s increased fire activity, coupled with the current weather forecast for continued heightened fire danger, prompted CAL FIRE on Wednesday to suspend all burning permits and open fire within the State Responsibility Area of California. The Burn Ban suspends all residential burn permits, forest management, hazard abatement, and other industrial-type permitted burning within the 31 million acres of State Responsibility Area. Campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property are allowed if they are in a designated campfire site that prevents fire from spreading outside the site.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Wye Fire, Lake & Colusa Counties (more info…)

Hwy 20, east of Clearlake Oaks

* 7,934 acres - 80% contained
* all evacuations have been lifted

* Expected containment Sunday, August 19

Buck Fire, Riverside County (more info…)

Community of Sage

* 2,681 acres - 60% contained
* all evacuations have been lifted
* Expected containment Saturday, August 18

Vallecito Lightning Complex, San Diego County (more info…)

Throughout Eastern San Diego County

*15,525 acres - 60% contained
* 6 total fires, 4 of which are 100% contained

* Evacuation orders in effect

Mill Fire, Butte County (more info…)

Hwy 32, 10 miles northwest of Butte Meadows

* 1,025 acres - 15% contained
* Expected containment Tuesday, August 21

Salmon Fire, El Dorado County

Salmon Falls Rd, south of Pilot Hill

* 108 acres - 100% contained

**Federal & Local Fires**
Chips Fire, Plumas County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Plumas National Forest
20 miles northwest of Quincy
* 42,964 acres - 20% contained

* CAL FIRE is assisting

Reading Fire, Shasta County (more info…)
National Park Service – Lassen Volcanic National Park
14 miles south of Old Station
* 25,242 acres - 25% contained

* CAL FIRE is assisting

Jawbone Complex, Kern County (more info…)
Bureau of Land Management
west of Jawbone Recreation Area, north of Mojave
* 12,462 acres - 70% contained

Fort Complex, Siskiyou County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
10 Miles northwest of Happy Camp
* 3,790 acres - 23% contained

Ramsey Fire, Calaveras County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Stanislaus National Forest
Hwy 4, 11 miles East of Dorrington
* 1,150 acres - 30% contained

Rush Fire, Lassen County (more info…)
Bureau of Land Management
Southwest of Applegate
* 140,949 acres - 25% contained

Quail Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)
National Park Service – Joshua Tree National Park
in Juniper Flats, northwest of Keys View
* 275 acres - 90% contained

Recently Contained Fires:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Salmon Fire, El Dorado County

Salmon Falls Rd, south of Pilot Hill

* 108 acres - 100% contained

 

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