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California Statewide Fire Summary Friday, August 24, 2012

Posted: August 24, 2012 10:36 a.m.
Updated: August 24, 2012 10:36 a.m.
 

Overnight the nearly 8,000 firefighters continued to make good progress towards containment of the rash of wildfires that have been burning across northern California. CAL FIRE contained the Mill Fire in Tehama County yesterday evening, as local, state and federal firefighters continue to battle 9 remaining fires. Crews will get a couple days of relief from the gusty winds, but by Sunday strong winds could challenge firefighter’s efforts.

Over the weekend fire danger will remain very high in northern California due to the warm temperatures, low humidity and tinder-dry conditions. CAL FIRE is urging anyone planning to go camping or be outdoors this weekend, to be extra cautious. Fire restrictions and a statewide Burn Ban are in effect, so Californians need to check before using any type of open flame outside in fire-prone areas.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Ponderosa Fire, Tehama/Shasta Counties

Community of Manton & Shingletown

*28,098 acres - 68% contained
* Evacuation orders in effect

* 900 residences threatened

North Pass Fire, Mendocino County

Mendocino Pass Rd, northeast of Covelo

*20,775 acres - 18% contained

* CAL FIRE is now in unified command with the US Forest Service

Mill Fire, Tehama/Butte Counties

Hwy 32, 10 miles northwest of Butte Meadows

1,641 acres - 100% contained

**Federal & Local Fires**
Chips Fire, Plumas County
US Forest Service – Plumas National Forest
20 miles northwest of Quincy
* 63,160 acres - 55% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Barry Point Fire, State of Oregon & Modoc County
US Forest Service – Fremont-Winema National Forest
West of Goose lake, along the Oregon & California Border
* 93,071 acres - 70% contained
* 38,394 acres have burned into California
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Fort Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
10 Miles northwest of Happy Camp
* 6,683 acres - 37% contained

Ramsey Fire, Calaveras County
US Forest Service – Stanislaus National Forest
Hwy 4, 11 miles East of Dorrington
* 1,137 acres - 95% contained

Rush Fire, Lassen County
Bureau of Land Management
Southwest of Applegate
*330,793 acres- 64% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Bagley Complex, Shasta County
US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
7 miles west of Big Bend CA
* 11,083 - 5% contained

Antelope Fire, Modoc County
US Forest Service – Modoc National Forest
near Jacks Butte
* 650 - 25% contained

For the latest on CAL FIRE’s incidents visit www.fire.ca.gov or follow us on twitter @CAL_FIRE. For a look at the statewide fire map: http://www.fire.ca.gov/fire_protection/firemaps.php. For fires burning on federal land visit http://www.inciweb.org/state/5/.

 

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