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California Statewide Fire Summary Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Posted: August 28, 2012 12:22 p.m.
Updated: August 28, 2012 12:22 p.m.
 

Nearly 8,300 firefighters continue making steady progress containing the existing wildfires in northern California. There are still 7 uncontained large fires in California. Overnight the US Forest Service contained the 93,071 Barry Point Fire that was burning on the Oregon & California (Modoc County) border. Resources and personnel have been mobilized from throughout the state to assist with attacking new fires or if rapid growth occurs on existing fires due to the predicted weather. Coordination continues between Federal, State and Local fire agencies to assist with existing fires and to respond to any new incidents.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for northern and central California through tomorrow morning. Gusty winds of over 40 mph and very low relative humidity will combine creating critical fire weather conditions for a large portion of the state. Statewide the temperatures will increase today with a slight cool down predicted by the end of the week. The predicted weather conditions through Wednesday have the potential to significantly impact existing fires that are not 100% controlled or contained as well as any new fires that start.

The Fire danger in northern and central California will remain elevated over the next few days. During Red Flag Warnings and periods of high fire danger, CAL FIRE asks that residents living or recreating in or near the wildlands use extreme caution to avoid starting a new fire. As a reminder, a statewide burn ban remains in effect for all state responsibility areas. For information on the burn ban please visit: http://www.fire.ca.gov/communications/downloads/newsreleases/2012/BurnBan_NewsRelease.pdf

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Ponderosa Fire, Tehama/Shasta Counties

Community of Manton & Shingletown

* 27,676 acres - 96% contained

North Pass Fire, Mendocino County

Mendocino Pass Rd, northeast of Covelo

* 35,270acres – 32% contained

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

**Federal & Local Fires**
Chips Fire, Plumas County
US Forest Service – Plumas National Forest
20 miles northwest of Quincy
* 73,193 - 71% 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 - 100% 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
* 13,883 acres - 25% 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
15 miles southeast of Ravendale
*318,400 acres- 74% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Bagley Complex, Shasta County
US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
7 miles west of Big Bend CA
* 28,771 - 24% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

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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