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Saturday, August 25, 2012

CALEMA: Latest Statewide Fires map

Statewide Wildfire Map and Mutual Aid Numbers

Latest California Statewide Fires Map
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (11:00 am PST) — The lastest statewide fire map and mutual aid numbers are in and there’s good and bad news. The good news? Among many successful battles to protect people and homes throughout the night, firefighters have been able to get 35% containment on the Ponderosa Fire in Tehama County and 37% containment on the Chips Incident in Plumas County. The bad news? Although there’s been some good progress made to get the upper hand on these wildfires, hundreds of residents remain evacuated and flames continue to march towards communities, threatening homes and critical resources like power lines, communications towers and bridges. Get the Cal EMA situation update here.
Download the latest statewide fire map hereJPG (530 KB) | PDF (1.7 MB)
By the Numbers
  • 61 – Total Mutual Aid Firefighting Strike Teams
  • (16 State (OES/Cal EMA) Strike Teams and 45 Local Government Strike Teams)
  • 305 – Total Mutual Aid Fire Engines
  • 982 – Total Mutual Aid Firefighters
  • What Do These Numbers Mean?
 The above numbers reflect the number of resources and personnel called into action by the California Emergency Management Agency to respond to help local firefighters already battling major wildfires in their cities and counties. This 24-hour-a-day mutual aid resource coordination is managed by the Cal EMA Fire & Rescue Division and is part of the California Fire Service and Rescue Emergency Mutual Aid System. Find out more by clicking the links below:
Cal EMA Fire & Rescue Division
History & Organization: California Fire Service and Rescue Emergency Mutual Aid System
California Fire and Mutual Aid Plan (PDF)

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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