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California Statewide Fire Summary Friday, August 17, 2012

Posted: August 17, 2012 10:28 a.m.
Updated: August 17, 2012 10:28 a.m.
 

Firefighters continue to make good progress on the nearly dozen fires that are burn up and down the state. Nearly 9,000 firefighters have continued to work aggressively to contain California’s wildfires. Out of the 11 major fires, 7 were lightning-sparked and the risk for additional lightning-sparked fires remains high.

High temperatures, low humidity and dry conditions continue to maintain a high fire danger over the next couple days. Thunderstorms are expected through this weekend in the Sierra, northeastern part of the state, and the mountains and deserts of Southern California. Many of the thunderstorms will remain dry, increasing the chance of lightning-sparked fires.

CAL FIRE urges homeowners to be extra cautious outdoors this weekend. www.ReadyForWildfire.org is a great resource for wildfire preparation.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

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

Hwy 20, east of Clearlake Oaks

* 7,934 acres - 90% contained
* all evacuations have been lifted

* Expected containment Sunday, August 19

Buck Fire, Riverside County (more info…)

Sage Rd, Aguanga

* 2,681 acres - 100% contained

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

Throughout Eastern San Diego County

* 22,846 acres - 85% contained
* 6 total fires, 4 of which are 100% contained

* all evacuations have been lifted

Mill Fire, Butte County (more info…)

Hwy 32, 10 miles northwest of Butte Meadows

* 1,250 acres - 20% contained
* Expected containment Tuesday, August 21

**Federal & Local Fires**
Chips Fire, Plumas County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Plumas National Forest
20 miles northwest of Quincy
* 43,746 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
* 25,242acres - 28% 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 - 85% contained

Fort Complex, Siskiyou County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
10 Miles northwest of Happy Camp
* 4,140 acres - 35% contained

Ramsey Fire, Calaveras County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Stanislaus National Forest
Hwy 4, 11 miles East of Dorrington
* 1,155 acres - 45% contained

Rush Fire, Lassen County (more info…)
Bureau of Land Management
Southwest of Applegate
* 204,359 acres - 30% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Quail Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)
National Park Service – Joshua Tree National Park
in Juniper Flats, northwest of Keys View
* 297 acres - 100% contained

 

 

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