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California Statewide Fire Summary Wednesday, September 6, 2012

Posted: September 6, 2012 11:11 a.m.
Updated: September 6, 2012 11:14 a.m.
 

Yesterday, northern California was pummeled by hundreds of lightning strikes from thunderstorms that provided little to no rain in many areas, which lead to dozens of lightning sparked fires in the Eastern Sacramento foothills. Amador, El Dorado and Calaveras Counties were some of the hardest hit areas. Nearly two dozen wildfires were sparked in those counties, all of which fire crews contained to relatively small acreage. The thunderstorm system also brought with it strong winds, which caused the 16 Complex in Colusa County to double in size overnight.

Earlier this week, CAL FIRE increased firefighter staffing ahead of the predicted dry lightning and Red Flag Warning to respond to the potential increase in fire activity. Despite the strong winds and dry conditions, firefighters were able to contain the lightning-sparked fire to relatively small acreage. Though most of the thunderstorms have moved out of the area, the potential for new lightning fires still remain high today.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

16 Complex, Colusa County

off Hwy 16 in the Rumsey Canyon area

*2 fires for 7,236 acres - 10% contained

* Hwy 16 remains closed in the fire area

North Pass Fire, Mendocino County

Mendocino Pass Rd, northeast of Covelo

*41,983 acres - 68% contained

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

* Full containment expected on Monday, September 10

Bagley Complex, Shasta County
US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
4 miles west of Big Bend CA
* 45,298 - 67% contained
* CAL FIRE is now in unified command with the US Forest Service

* Full containment expected on Monday, September 10

**Federal & Local Fires**

Williams Fire, Los Angeles County
US Forest Service – Angeles National Forest
15 miles north of Glendora
* 4,180 acres - 44% contained

Fort Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
10 Miles northwest of Happy Camp
* 23,276 acres - 37% contained

Likely Fire, Lassen County
Bureau of Land Management
Off Hwy 395, 3 miles south of Likely
* 6,700 acres - 20% contained

Stafford Fire, Trinity County
US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
5 miles southeast of Hayfork
* 700 acres - 20% 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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