Cal Fires Summarized
As we head into the long Labor Day weekend over 8,100 firefighters remain on the firelines battling the six remaining large wildfires in Northern California. Firefighters will be getting a break in the weather today in the north but significant fire activity is still possible on several of these well-established wildfires. 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 canceled the Red Flag Warning for Northern and Central California. Dry conditions will remain as these regions recover from the low humidity and winds that occurred over the last few days. Temperatures will rise slightly as this weather system moves east. The weather should provide firefighters with favorable conditions in many areas as efforts continue to contain these major fires.
Southern California will see weather changes over the next few days as a high pressure system develops to the east and a monsoonal flow develops. This weather pattern could create thunderstorms from the southern Sierra all the way to San Diego. As thunderstorms occur they create very gusty and erratic winds and often produce lightning. Firefighters will continue to monitor the weather and increased fire threat statewide.
The fire danger in California remains elevated. During 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. It’s important that everyone plan for a fire safe Labor Day Weekend.
Fires of interest:
Ponderosa Fire, Tehama/Shasta counties
Community of Manton and Shingletown
27,676 acres – 96% contained
North Pass Fire, Mendocino County
Mendocino Pass Road, northeast of Covelo
32,675 acres – 35% contained
Federal and local fires
Chips Fire, Plumas County
U.S. Forest Service – Plumas National Forest
20 miles northwest of Quincy
74,125 – 87% contained
Fort Complex, Siskiyou County
U.S. Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
10 miles northwest of Happy Camp
17,173 acres – 25% contained
Rush Fire, Lassen County
Bureau of Land Management
15 miles southeast of Ravendale
315,577 acres- 82% contained
Bagley Complex, Shasta County
U.S. Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
7 miles west of Big Bend
31,321 – 24% contained
For the latest on Cal Fire’s incidents visit fire.ca.gov or follow us on twitter @CAL_FIRE. For a look at the statewide fire map: www.fire.ca.gov/fire_protection/firemaps.php For fires burning on federal land visit www.inciweb.org/state/5/