California Statewide Fire Summary Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nearly a dozen wildfires continue to burn across California and over 8,000 firefighters are on the frontlines battling these fires. Above average temperatures coupled with extremely dry conditions are causing fires to burn very actively.

 

Afternoon and evening thunderstorms are expected over many of the mountains and higher elevations in northern California with dry lightning likely. The potential for lightning-sparked fires will be high.

 

Firefighters remain prepared and the public is urged to as well. http://www.readyforwildfire.org/ is a great resource for homeowners interested in preparing for wildfires.

Fires of Interest:

 

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

 

Buck Fire, Riverside County (http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=711)

 

Sage Rd, Aguanga

 

* 3,800 acres – 5% contained
* Evacuation order in affect

Vallecito Lightning Complex, San Diego County (http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=709)

 

Throughout Eastern San Diego County

 

* 9,325 acres – 15% contained
* 5 total fires, 3 of which are 100% contained

 

* Evacuation orders in effect

 

Wye Fire, Lake & Colusa Counties (http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=707)

 

Hwy 20, east of Clearlake Oaks

 

* 7,325 acres – 70% contained
* all evacuations have been lifted

 

* Hwy 20 open to one-way escorted traffic
* Expected containment Monday, August 20

 

Mill Fire, Butte County (http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=707)

 

Hwy 32, 10 miles northwest of Butte Meadows

 

* 1,000 acres – 10% contained

**Federal & Local Fires**
Chips Fire, Plumas County
(http://inciweb.org/incident/3052/)
US Forest Service – Plumas National Forest
20 miles northwest of Quincy
* 42,215 acres – 20% contained

 

* CAL FIRE is assisting

Reading Fire, Shasta County (http://inciweb.org/incident/3112/)
National Park Service – Lassen Volcanic National Park
14 miles south of Old Station
* 23,958 acres – 23% contained

 

* CAL FIRE is assisting

Jawbone Complex, Kern County (http://inciweb.org/incident/3150/)
Bureau of Land Management
west of Jawbone Recreation Area, north of Mojave
* 12,191 acres – 45% contained

 

* CAL FIRE is assisting

 
Fort Complex, Siskiyou County (http://inciweb.org/incident/3117/)
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
10 Miles northwest of Happy Camp
* 3,450 acres – 20% contained

 
Ramsey Fire, Calaveras County (http://inciweb.org/incident/3147/)
US Forest Service – Stanislaus National Forest
Hwy 4, 11 miles East of Dorrington
* 1,000 acres – 15% contained

 

* CAL FIRE is assisting

 
Rush Fire, Lassen County (http://inciweb.org/incident/3151/)
Bureau of Land Management
Southwest of Applegate
* 96,239 acres – 40% contained

Quail Fire, San Bernardino County (http://inciweb.org/incident/3151/)
National Park Service – Joshua Tree National Park
in Juniper Flats, northwest of Keys View
* 275 acres – 60% contained

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

 

 

 

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