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Thursday, July 31, 2008

California Wildland Fire News ~ 7/31

Statewide Fire Overview - Lightning Series

Current Situation: On June 20, 2008, a thunderstorm system moved over California striking over two thousand lightning sparked fires. Today over 98 percent of those fires have been contained. California’s firefighters have received assistance from firefighting agencies across the state, nation and several foreign countries. Conditions throughout California remain extremely dry and fire danger remains very high.
(Updated 7/31 at 9 a.m.) Download the latest statewide map.

Statewide Fire Statistics
Total Fires at Peak: 2,096
Total Fires Contained: 2,071
Total Active Fires: 25
Total Acres Burned: 1,118,977
These numbers are total fires and acres that have occurred from state, local and federal firefighting agencies beginning June 20, 2008.
CAL FIRE Statistics
Total Fires at Peak: 1,008
Fires Contained: 1,007
Active Fires: 1
Acres Burned: 375,767
These numbers are total fires and acres that have occurred ONLY in CAL FIRE jurisdiction since June 20, 2008.

Statewide Resources Committed
Personnel Committed: 13,420
Fire Engines: 833
Hand Crews: 307
Dozers: 149
Water Tenders: 211
Helicopters: 71

Highway closures: Firefighters remind everyone to use extreme caution while driving on roads affected by fires. All major roads are now open. There may be some delays on State Highways 70, 140 and 299. Travelers are advised to seek current information on secondary road closures from local law enforcement.

Evacuations: Areas of Mariposa, Plumas and Trinity counties are under evacuation orders and voluntary evacuations at this time. Residents are advised to monitor their local fire situation, check with local law enforcement agencies for information, and be prepared to evacuate when necessary.

Structures:
Threatened : 6,283 residences, 78 commercial, 1,065 outbuildings.
Destroyed : 179 residences, 1 commercial, 173 outbuildings.

CAL FIRE Summary of Fires by County

Mariposa: The Telegraph Fire has burned 33,705 acres and is 40% contained. Click Here for more information.

Butte:
The Butte Lightning Complex has burned 59,440 acres and is now 100% contained. Click Here for more information.

Shasta & Trinity: The Shasta and Trinity Lightning burned 86,500 acres and is now 100% contained. Click Here for more information.

Mendocino:
The Mendocino Lightning Complex burned 53,300 acres and is now 100% contained. Click Here for more information.

Humboldt:
The Humboldt Complex burned 1,325 acres and is now 100% contained.

Lassen, Modoc:
The Corral Fire burned 12,434 acres and is now 100% contained. Click Here for more information.

Mariposa:
The Oliver Fire burned 2,789 acres and now 100% contained.Click Here for more information.

Lake:
The Walker Fire burned 14,500 acres and is now 100% contained. Click Here for more information.

Napa & Solano:
The Wild Fire burned 40,000 acres and is now 100% contained. Click Here for more information.

Santa Clara:
The Whitehurst and Hummingbird Fires burned a combined 994 acres and are both now 100% contained. Click Here for more information.

Tehama & Glenn: The Tehama-Glenn Lightning Complex burned 22,907 acres and is now 100% contained.

Major Federal and Local Incidents

For information on major federal incidents click here.

Maps and Links

For incident maps, resources available to fire victims or to volunteer, visit our Maps and Links page

National Fire News Report ~ 7/31/08

National Preparedness Level 4

(On a scale from 1 to 5)

Current hours for the National Fire Information Center are
(MST) 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
208-387-5050
This report will be updated daily.

July 31, 2008

Firefighters continue to make suppression progress in northern California. The American River Complex was contained at 20,541 acres.

A total of 28 fires and complexes are burning throughout the western and southern states. California remains the most active with 12 large fires.

On July 25, on the Eagle Fire, a portion of the Iron Complex near Junction City, California, Olympic National Park firefighter, Andrew Palmer was fatally injured. On July 26, a firefighter was fatally injured on the Panther Fire near Happy Camp, California. The firefighting community extends condolences to the families and friends of these fallen firefighters.

Australia and New Zealand are providing 44 fire specialists and managers to assist with fire suppression operations in California.

Two MAFFS C-130 airtankers from the 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina are supporting the State of California at McClellan Airpark in Sacramento, California. The Mission Commander is LTC Charles Davis, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Weather Discussion: Winds will continue across the northwest quarter of the country. Wet and dry thunderstorms are possible in Colorado. Humidity will increase in Texas today.

Source: National Interagency Coordination Center


Daily statistics 7/31/08

Number of new large fires

8

States currently reporting large fires:

Number of active large fires

25 fires and complexes
34 total fires


Arizona (1)
California (12)
Idaho (2)
Montana (3)
Nevada (2)
North Carolina (1)
Oklahoma (1)
Texas (2)
Virginia (1)
Washington (1)
Wyoming (2)

Acres from active fires

482,451

Number of Wildland Fire Use (WFU) fires

3

Number of Wildland Fire Use (WFU) acres

5,201

Fires contained since 7/30/08

7

Year-to-date large fires contained

571

Year-to-date statistics

2008 (1/1/08 - 7/31/08)

Fires: 53,769

Acres: 3,585,001

2007 (1/1/07 - 7/31/07)

Fires: 57,017

Acres: 5,046,917

2006 (1/1/06 - 7/31/06)

Fires: 70,608

Acres: 5,586,914

2005 (1/1/05 - 7/31/05)

Fires: 38,188

Acres: 4,641,496

2004 (1/1/04 - 7/31/04)

Fires: 47,529

Acres: 5,484,674

2003 (1/1/03 - 7/31/03)

Fires: 35,987

Acres: 1,800,473

2002 (1/1/02 - 7/31/02)

Fires: 52,747

Acres: 4,057,663

2001 (1/1/01 - 7/31/01)

Fires: 49,885

Acres: 1,531,121

2000 (1/1/00 - 7/31/00)

Fires: 60,2931

Acres: 3,488,932

5-year average

2003 - 2008

Fires: 53,422

Acres: 4,869,000

10-year average

1998 - 2008

Fires: 52,373

Acres: 3,776,461

Current Wildland Fires

Arizona

Fires: 0

Acres: 0

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

WFU Fires: 1

Acres: 150

New WFU: 1


NEW Newt (Kaibab National Forest): 150 acres. This fire is 15 miles southeast of Grand Canyon Village. This wildland fire use is being managed to accomplish natural resource objectives.

California

Fires: 12

Acres: 409,143

New fires: 1

Fires contained: 1

American River Complex (Tahoe National Forest): The complex was contained at 20,541 acres.
Information: Call (530) 367-6223 or visit the web site.
Bear Wallow Complex (Klamath National Forest): 9,905 acres at zero percent contained. This complex of two fires is 13 miles southeast of Happy Camp. Residences are threatened and voluntary evacuations are in effect.
Information: Call (707) 467-1512 or visit the web site.
Blue 2 (Six Rivers National Forest): 6,380 acres at 30 percent contained. This fire is 12 miles east of Klamath. Cultural and communication sites are threatened. Trails and roads are closed.
Information: Call (707) 457-3974 or visit the web site.
Canyon Complex (Plumas National Forest): 37,750 acres at 90 percent contained. This complex of six fires is 16 miles northeast of Paradise. Moderate fire behavior was reported.
Information: Call (530) 283-7882 or visit the web site.
Iron and Alps Complex (Shasta-Trinity National Forest): 81,092 acres at 80 percent contained. This complex of three fires is one mile north of Junction City. Some residences and power lines remain threatened.
Information: Call (530) 623-6415 or visit the web site.
Lime Complex (Shasta-Trinity National Forest): 61,936 acres at 75 percent contained. This complex of two fires is 14 miles west of Hayfork. Residences, ranches, and youth camps remain threatened. Evacuations and road closures are in effect.
Information: Call (530) 226-2500 ext. 2 or visit the web site.
Panther (Klamath National Forest): 4,099 acres at zero percent contained. This fire is 14 miles southwest of Happy Camp. Minimal fire behavior was reported. Structures are threatened.
Information: Call 530-841-4406.
Rich (Plumas National Forest): 3,000 acres at zero percent contained. This fire is 20 miles west of Quincy. Extreme fire behavior resulted in rapid fire spread yesterday. Residences were evacuated.
Information: Call 530-283-7882 or visit the web site.
Siskiyou Complex (Klamath National Forest): 57,885 acres at 46 percent contained. This complex of two fires is 18 miles southwest of Happy Camp. Structures and cultural sites are threatened.
Information: Call (530) 627-3532 or visit the web site.
NEW Tehipte (Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park): 165 acres at 20 percent contained. This fire is 33 miles southwest of Big Pine. Moderate fire activity was reported.
Information: Visit the web site.
Telegraph (Merced-Mariposa Unit, Cal Fire): 33,705 acres at 40 percent contained. This fire is five miles north of Mariposa. Communites, communication facilities, power lines, and water supply systems are threatened. Evacuations and road closures are in effect.
Information: Call (209) 966-4784 or (209) 966-4785 or visit the web site. Evacuation Hotline: (209) 966-1133 (recorded)
Yolla Bolly Complex (Mendocino National Forest): 73,516 acres at 35 percent contained. This complex of three fires is 47 miles southwest of Redding. Residences and cultural sites are threatened.
Information: Call (530) 934-1278 or visit the web site.
Ukonom Complex (Six Rivers National Forest): 39,840 acres at 30 percent contained. This complex is 10 miles east of Orleans. Moderate fire activity was reported. Structures, cultural sites, and a telecommunication facility are threatened. Roads are closed.
Information: Call (530) 627-3532 or visit the web site.

Colorado

Fires: 0

Acres: 0

New fires: 1

Fires contained: 1

NEW Chief (Little Snake River Field Office, Bureau of Land Management): The fire was contained at 341 acres.

Idaho

Fires: 1

Acres: 686

New fires: 2

Fires contained: 1

WFU Fires: 1

Acres: 350

New WFU: 0


NEW Cabin Creek (Payette National Forest): 686 acres at zero percent contained. This fire is 35 miles west of Cobalt. Residences are threatened. The fire spread rapidly yesterday.
Information: Call 208-634-0700.
NEW Blackhawk (Eastern Idaho Area Office, Idaho Dept of Lands): The fire was contained at 1,500 acres.
Flag Knoll (Caribou-Targhee National Forest): 350 acres. This fire is 13 miles south of Swan Valley. This wildland fire use is being managed to accomplish natural resource objectives.

Montana

Fires: 3

Acres: 8,163

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 1

Parmenter (Kootenai National Forest): The fire was contained at 130 acres.
Information: Call (406) 283-7675 or visit the web site.
Harley (Lewis and clark National Forest): 167 acres at 51 percent contained. This fire is three miles west of Neihart. Residences are threatened.
Information: Visit the web site.
Cascade (Custer National Forest): 7,539 acres at five percent contained. This fire is 10 miles west of Red Lodge. Communities are threatened and evacuations are in place.
Information: Call (406) 446-2103 or visit the web site.
Duck (Charles M Russell National Wildlife Refuge): 457 acres at 90 percent contained. This fire is 25 miles southwest of Fort Peck. Firefighters expect to contain the fire today.
Information: Visit the web site.

Nevada

Fires: 2

Acres: 3,642

New fires: 1

Fires contained: 0

Gooseberry (Carson City Field Office, Bureau of Land Management): 3,042 acres at 75 percent contained. This fire is located 10 miles southeast of Doyle. Extreme fire activity was reported. Residences are threatened.

NEW Little One (Elko Field Office, Bureau of Land Management): 600 acres at 10 percent contained. This fire is burning 15 miles northeast of Midas. Wind driven fire activity was reported.

North Carolina

Fires: 1

Acres: 40,704

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

Evans Road (North Carolina Division of Forest Resources): 40,704 acres at 80 percent contained. This fire is located seven miles south of Creswell. Residences are threatened.
Information: Call 919-218-3179.

Oklahoma

Fires: 1

Acres: 4,120

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

McMillen (Central and Western Office, Oklahoma Department of Forestry): 4,120 acres at 95 percent contained. This fire was previously reported as the Ravia Fire. It is located six miles northwest of Tishomingo. Structures are threatened.

Texas

Fires: 2

Acres: 900

New fires: 2

Fires contained: 2

NEW Parks Complex (Texas Forest Service): 600 acres at zero percent contained. This complex is 20 miles southwest of Sweetwater.
NEW Cogan Creek (Texas Forest Service): 300 acres at 50 percent contained. This fire is eight miles west of Huntsville.
Red River (Texas Forest Service): The fire was contained at 950 acres.
Rock Creek (Texas Forest Service): The fire was contained at 1,200 acres.

Utah

Fires: 0

Acres: 0

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 1

Bridal Falls (Uinta National Forest): The fire was contained at 246 acres.

Virginia

Fires: 1

Acres: 4,664

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

South One (Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge): 4,664 acres at 95 percent contained. This fire is located 12 miles southeast of Suffolk.

Washington

Fires: 1

Acres: 7,729

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

Cold Springs (Gifford Pinchot National Forest): 7,729 acres at 98 percent contained. This fire is 40 miles northwest of Goldendale.
Information: Call (509) 395-2670 or visit the web site.

Wyoming

Fires: 1

Acres: 2,600

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

WFU Fires: 1

Acres: 4,701

New WFU: 0


New Fork (Bridger-Teton National Forest): 2,600 acres at zero percent contained. This fire is 15 miles north of Pinedale. Active fire behavior was reported. Structures are threatened.
Information: Call 866-651-4234.

Gunbarrel (Shoshone National Forest): 4,701 acres. This fire is 40 miles west of Cody. This wildland fire use is being managed to accomplish natural resource objectives.
Information: Call 307-578-5199 or visit the web site.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

SCU-Bullhead IC

Breaking a fire in Coe Park in the Bullhead Reservoir area east of
Gilroy, California, at 12:06 PM.

AIR ATTACK advises substantial column visible from Hollister. This
fire is currently working on SCU local - 151.445.

RESOURCES:

BATTALION 1612
BATTALION 1613
BATTALION 1604
TRAINING 1607

AIR ATTACK 460
TANKER x 4
COPTER 901 and two additional copters

ENGINE 1662
ENGINE 1672
ENGINE 1665
ENGINE 1661
ENGINE 1693
ENGINE 1673
ENGINE 1671
ENGINE 1775
ENGINE x 2 MMU

SOUTH SANTA CLARA COUNTY WATER TENDER 1

TRANSPORT DOZER 1741
TRANSPORT DOZER 1744
TRANSPORT DOZER 16E1

BEN LOMOND CREWS 4 & 5
ALMADEN CREW 1

Telegraph Fire ~ 32,000+ Acres


By Al Golub, AP
Firefighters watch branches of the Telegraph fire converge near Greeley Hill, Calif. Tuesday.
(Photo Source: USA Today)



Telegraph Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 30, 2008 7:00 am
Date/Time Started: June 25, 2008, 3:15 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit
County: Mariposa County
Location: Telegraph Road and Sherlock Road in the Midpines Area.
Acres Burned: 32,063 acres
Containment 20% contained
Structures Threatened: 4,000 residences in the communities of Midpines, Briceburg, Mariposa, Greenley Hill, Coulterville, Bear Valley, and Mt. Bullion Camp
Structures Destroyed: 21 Residences and 32 Outbuildings
Injuries: 15 minor
Evacuations: Mandatory Evacuations
Various roads between Mariposa, Midpines and Greeley Hill.
As of 12 p.m. the following roads are in the evacuation area: Texas Hill Rd., Dogtown Rd from Texas Hill Rd to Schilling Rd., Schilling Rd to Hwy 49N, Michaeloaks Rd. with road closure beginning at Hwy 49N.

Evacuation Warnings
Parts of the communities of Mariposa, Midpines, Greeley Hill, Coulterville, and Briceburg.

For the latest on evacuations contact (209) 966-1133.

Evacuation Center:
Mariposa Elementary School
5044 Jones St, Mariposa
Cause: Human (Target Shooting)
Estimated Cost: $13.9 million
Resources Committed : 3,790 Personnel (1,866 CAL FIRE)
443 Fire Engines
74 Hand Crews
65 Dozers
38 Watertenders
15 Helicopters
12 Airtankers
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Mariposa County Fire, Mariposa Sheriffs Department, BLM, USFS, National Park Service, OES, CCC, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Conditions:

The fire is burning in the Merced River Drainage, on both sides of the river. The fire is burning with a rapid rate of spread in multiple directions. Accessibility problems due to steep and rocky terrain.

Active fire behavior is being observed in all directions primarily on the south and east flanks.

The fire is causing partial and complete closures of Hwy 140 leading to the main entrance to Yosemite National Park. For the latest highway conditions visit Caltrans.

CAL FIRE Incident Command Team #8 is in command of the fire.

Download the latest fact sheet

Click Here to view a map of the fire

Phone Numbers: (209) 966-4784 or (209) 966-4785

California Wildland Fire News ~ 7/30

Statewide Fire Overview - Lightning Series

Current Situation: On June 20, 2008, a thunderstorm system moved over California striking over two thousand lightning sparked fires. Today over 98 percent of those fires have been contained. California’s firefighters have received assistance from firefighting agencies across the state, nation and several foreign countries. Conditions throughout California remain extremely dry and fire danger remains very high.
Download the latest fact sheet. (Updated 7/30 at 9 a.m.) Download the latest statewide map.

Statewide Fire Statistics
Total Fires at Peak: 2,096
Total Fires Contained: 2,069
Total Active Fires: 27
Total Acres Burned: 1,109,891
These numbers are total fires and acres that have occurred from state, local and federal firefighting agencies beginning June 20, 2008.
CAL FIRE Statistics
Total Fires at Peak: 1,008
Fires Contained: 1,007
Active Fires: 1
Acres Burned: 345,928
These numbers are total fires and acres that have occurred ONLY in CAL FIRE jurisdiction since June 20, 2008.

Statewide Resources Committed
Personnel Committed: 12,688
Fire Engines: 845
Hand Crews: 275
Dozers: 137
Water Tenders: 177
Helicopters: 76

Highway closures: Firefighters remind everyone to use extreme caution while driving on roads affected by fires. All major roads are now open. There may be some delays on State Highways 70, 140 and 299. Travelers are advised to seek current information on secondary road closures from local law enforcement.

Evacuations: Areas of Mariposa, Plumas and Trinity counties are under evacuation orders and voluntary evacuations at this time. Residents are advised to monitor their local fire situation, check with local law enforcement agencies for information, and be prepared to evacuate when necessary.

Structures:
Threatened : 6,133 residences, 78 commercial, 1,065 outbuildings.
Destroyed : 179 residences, 1 commercial, 172 outbuildings.

Note: Last night the final fire sparked by the lightning siege in CAL FIRE jurisdiction was contained. Two dozen lightning sparked fires remain on US Forest Service land, many of which are nearing containment. As a result, today will be the last statewide fire overview. For current fire information you can always visit the CAL FIRE website at www.fire.ca.gov.

CAL FIRE Summary of Fires by County

Mariposa: The Telegraph Fire has burned 32,063 acres and is 20% contained. Click Here for more information.

Butte:
The Butte Lightning Complex has burned 59,440 acres and is now 100% contained. Click Here for more information.

Shasta & Trinity: The Shasta and Trinity Lightning burned 86,500 acres and is now 100% contained. Click Here for more information.

Mendocino:
The Mendocino Lightning Complex burned 53,300 acres and is now 100% contained. Click Here for more information.

Humboldt:
The Humboldt Complex burned 1,325 acres and is now 100% contained.

Lassen, Modoc:
The Corral Fire burned 12,434 acres and is now 100% contained. Click Here for more information.

Mariposa:
The Oliver Fire burned 2,789 acres and now 100% contained.Click Here for more information.

Lake:
The Walker Fire burned 14,500 acres and is now 100% contained. Click Here for more information.

Napa & Solano:
The Wild Fire burned 40,000 acres and is now 100% contained. Click Here for more information.

Santa Clara:
The Whitehurst and Hummingbird Fires burned a combined 994 acres and are both now 100% contained. Click Here for more information.

Tehama & Glenn: The Tehama-Glenn Lightning Complex burned 22,907 acres and is now 100% contained.

Major Federal and Local Incidents

For information on major federal incidents click here.

Maps and Links

For incident maps, resources available to fire victims or to volunteer, visit our Maps and Links page.

National Fire News Report ~ 7/30/08

National Preparedness Level 4

(On a scale from 1 to 5)

Current hours for the National Fire Information Center are
(MST) 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
208-387-5050
This report will be updated daily.

July 30, 2008

The BTU Lightning Complex in California was contained at 59,440 acres. The Lime Complex, Panther Fire, Ukonom Complex, Yolla Bolly Complex, and Telegraph Fire remain active in California.

Nationally, there are 28 fires and complexes burning 483,199 acres. Six new large fires were in Texas, California, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada.

On June 26 a firefighter was fatally injured on the Panther fire near Happy Camp, California. The firefighting community extends condolences to the family and friends of the fallen firefighter.

Australia and New Zealand are providing 44 fire specialists and managers to assist with fire suppression operations in California.

Two MAFFS C-130 air tankers from the 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina are supporting the State of California at McClellan Airpark in Sacramento, California. The Mission Commander is LTC Charles Davis, 145th Airlift Wing, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Weather Discussion: Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho will be windy today. Wet and dry thunderstorms are predicted for Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. Central and northern Texas to Oklahoma will be hot and dry.

Source: National Interagency Coordination Center


Daily statistics 7/30/08

Number of new large fires

6

States currently reporting large fires:

Number of active large fires

28 fires and complexes
40 total fires


California (12)
Florida (1)
Idaho (1)
Montana (4)
Nevada (1)
North Carolina (1)
Oklahoma (1)
Texas (4)
Utah (1)
Virginia (1)
Washington (1)
Wyoming (2)

Acres from active fires

483,199

Number of Wildland Fire Use (WFU) fires

2

Number of Wildland Fire Use (WFU) acres

2,353

Fires contained since 7/29/08

2

Year-to-date large fires contained

564

Year-to-date statistics

2008 (1/1/08 - 7/30/08)

Fires: 53,464

Acres: 3,561,315

2007 (1/1/07 - 7/30/07)

Fires: 57,072

Acres: 5,004,002

2006 (1/1/06 - 7/30/06)

Fires: 70,387

Acres: 5,475,000

2005 (1/1/05 - 7/30/05)

Fires: 37,856

Acres: 4,536,573

2004 (1/1/04 - 7/30/04)

Fires: 47,405

Acres: 5,471,198

2003 (1/1/03 - 7/30/03)

Fires: 35,608

Acres: 1,777,061

2002 (1/1/02 - 7/30/02)

Fires: 52,555

Acres: 4,023,159

2001 (1/1/01 - 7/30/01)

Fires: 49,708

Acres: 1,531,921

2000 (1/1/00 - 7/30/00)

Fires: 60,081

Acres: 3,384,080

5-year average

2003 - 2008

Fires: 53,237

Acres: 4,809,618

10-year average

1998 - 2008

Fires: 52,153

Acres: 3,730,568

Current Wildland Fires

California

Fires: 12

Acres: 413,672

New fires: 1

Fires contained: 1

American River Complex (Tahoe National Forest): 20,541 acres at 95 percent contained. This complex is 11 miles northeast of Foresthill. Fire activity was minimal.
Information: Call (530) 367-6223 or visit the web site.
Bear Wallow Complex (Klamath National Forest): 9,054 acres at zero percent contained. This complex of two fires is 13 miles southeast of Happy Camp. Residences are threatened and voluntary evacuations are in effect. Some trails are also closed.
Information: Call (707) 467-1512 or visit the web site.
Blue 2 (Six Rivers National Forest): 5,915 acres at 30 percent contained. This fire is 12 miles east of Klamath. Cultural and communication sites are threatened. Trails and roads are closed.
Information: Call (707) 457-3974 or visit the web site.
BTU Lightning Complex (Butte Unit, Cal Fire): The complex was contained at 59,440 acres.
Information: Call (530) 538-7826 or visit the web site.
Canyon Complex (Plumas National Forest): 37,800 acres at 90 percent contained. This complex of six fires is 16 miles northeast of Paradise. Residences and power lines are threatened. Evacuations are in order.
Information: Call (530) 283-7882 or visit the web site.
Iron and Alps Complex (Shasta-Trinity National Forest): 79,154 acres at 78 percent contained. This complex of four fires is one mile north of Junction City. Some residences and power lines remain threatened. Evacuations for Corral Bottom were lifted.
Information: Call (530) 623-6415 or visit the web site.
Lime Complex (Shasta-Trinity National Forest): 60,561 acres at 75 percent contained. This complex of two fires is 14 miles west of Hayfork. Residences, ranches, and youth camps remain threatened. Evacuations and road closures are in effect.
Information: Call (530) 226-2500 ext. 2 or visit the web site.
Panther (Klamath National Forest): 2,056 acres at zero percent contained. This fire is 14 miles southwest of Happy Camp. Active fire behavior was reported. Structures are threatened.
NEW Rich (Plumas National Forest): 200 acres at zero percent contained. This fire is 20 miles west of Quincy. Extreme fire behavior was reported. Residences were evacuated.
Siskiyou Complex (Klamath National Forest): 55,872 acres at 46 percent contained. This complex of two fires is 18 miles southwest of Happy Camp. Structures and cultural sites are threatened.
Information: Call (530) 627-3532 or visit the web site.
Telegraph (Merced-Mariposa Unit, Cal Fire): 32,063 acres at 20 percent contained. This fire is five miles north of Mariposa. Communites, communication facilities, power lines, and water supply systems are threatened. Evacuations and road closures are in effect.
Information: Call (209) 966-4784 or (209) 966-4785 or visit the web site. Evacuation Hotline: (209) 966-1133 (recorded)
Yolla Bolly Complex (Mendocino National Forest): 72,367 acres at 30 percent contained. This complex of three fires is 47 miles southwest of Redding. Residences and cultural sites are threatened.
Information: Call (530) 934-1278 or visit the web site.
Ukonom Complex (Six Rivers National Forest): 38,089 acres at 30 percent contained. This complex is 10 miles east of Orleans. Moderate fire activity was reported. Structures, cultural sites, and a telecommunication facility are threatened. Roads are closed.
Information: Call (530) 627-3532 or visit the web site.

Florida

Fires: 1

Acres: 156

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

Lake Charles 29 (National Forests in Florida): 156 acres at 95 percent contained. This fire is 18 miles northeast of Ocala.

Idaho

Fires: 0

Acres: 0

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

WFU Fires: 1

Acres: 250

New WFU: 0


Flag Knoll (Caribou-Targhee National Forest): 250 acres. This fire is 13 miles south of Swan Valley. This wildland fire use is being managed to accomplish natural resource objectives.

Montana

Fires: 4

Acres: 6,533

New fires: 1

Fires contained: 0

Parmenter (Kootenai National Forest): 130 acres at 80 percent contained. This fire started on private land two miles west of Libby.
Information: Call (406) 283-7675 or visit the web site.
Harley (Lewis and clark National Forest): 167 acres at 44 percent contained. This fire is three miles west of Neihart. Residences are threatened and evacuations are in effect.
Cascade (Custer National Forest): 5,936 acres at five percent contained. This fire is 10 miles west of Red Lodge. Communities are threatened and evacuations are in place.
Information: Call (406) 446-2103 or visit the web site.
NEW Duck (Charles M Russell National Wildlife Refuge): 300 acres at 45 percent contained. This fire is 25 miles southwest of Fort Peck. Moderate fire activity was reported.

Nevada

Fires: 1

Acres: 800

New fires: 1

Fires contained: 0

NEW Gooseberry (Carson City Field Office, Bureau of Land Management): 800 acres at zero percent contained. This fire is located 10 miles southeast of Doyle. Extreme fire activity was reported. Residences are threatened.

North Carolina

Fires: 1

Acres: 40,704

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

Evans Road (North Carolina Division of Forest Resources): 40,704 acres at 80 percent contained. This fire is located seven miles south of Creswell. Residences are threatened.
Information: Call 919-218-3179.

Oklahoma

Fires: 1

Acres: 3,600

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

McMillen (Central and Western Office, Oklahoma Department of Forestry): 3,600 acres at 95 percent contained. This fire was previously reported as the Ravia Fire. It is located six miles northwest of Tishomingo. Structures are threatened.

Texas

Fires: 4

Acres: 3,975

New fires: 1

Fires contained: 0

NEW Red River Fire (Texas Forest Service): 950 acres at 50 percent contained. This fire is 22 miles northwest of Quanah. Active fire behavior was reported.
Bradley Ranch (Texas Forest Service): 1,400 acres at 95 percent contained. This fire started on private land twenty miles west of Wichita Falls.
Highway 62 (Texas Forest Service): 425 acres at 95 percent contained. This fire started on private land 16 miles southeast of Wellington.
Rock Creek (Texas Forest Service): 1,200 acres at 90 percent contained. This fire is 18 miles southeast of Vernon. Active fire behavior was reported.

Utah

Fires: 1

Acres: 246

New fires: 1

Fires contained: 0

NEW Bridal Falls (Uinta National Forest): 246 acres at 80 percent contained. This fire is located nine miles southwest of Pleasant Grove.

Virginia

Fires: 1

Acres: 4,664

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

South One (Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge): 4,664 acres at 95 percent contained. This fire is located 12 miles southeast of Suffolk. Precipitation fell on the fire yesterday.

Washington

Fires: 1

Acres: 7,729

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 1

Cold Springs (Gifford Pinchot National Forest): 7,729 acres at 98 percent contained. This fire is 40 miles northwest of Goldendale.
Information: Call (509) 395-2670 or visit the web site.
262 (Mid Columbia National Wildlife Refuge): The fire was contained at 6,054 acres.

Wyoming

Fires: 1

Acres: 1,120

New fires: 1

Fires contained: 0

WFU Fires: 1

Acres: 2,103

New WFU: 0


NEW New Fork (Bridger-Teton National Forest): 1,120 acres at zero percent contained. This fire is 15 miles north of Pinedale. Active fire behavior was reported. Structures are threatened.

Gunbarrel (Shoshone National Forest): 2,103 acres. This fire is 40 miles west of Cody. This wildland fire use is being managed to accomplish natural resource objectives.

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