Firefighters remain busy as they battle nine major wildfires burning in California.
Today Firefighters are bracing for increased winds and lightning. This morning over 5,500
firefighters continue to battle the large fires and our making good progress including the recent containment of two large fires.
Weather: The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning due to the possibility of dry lightning in combination with gusty winds for most of the foothills and mountains of Northern California.
In preparation for the heightened fire potential due to the lightning, CAL FIRE increased its staffing over the weekend bringing on additional personnel and staffing extra resources. The California National Guard is also assisting fire crews with the aid of several helicopters and two C-130 aircraft used as air tankers.
Fires of Interest:
Mt. Hough Complex Plumas National Forest Mt. Hough Ranger District, North of Rodger's Flat. - Link
Swedes Fire, Butte County Southeast of Oroville - Link
1,995 acres - 45% contained.
* 700+ structures threatened
* Evacuations in effect
Bridges Fire, Calaveras County Southeast of Vallecito, near New Melones Lake - Link
47 acres - 80% contained
* Full containment expect today
Double Fire, Lake County North of Hwy 20 near Clear Lake Oaks - Link
* 70 acres – 100% contained
American Fire, Placer County US Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest northeast of Foresthill - Link
* 14,765 acres - 49% contained
Rim Fire Tuolumne County US Forest Service – Stanislaus National Forest northeast of Groveland - Link
* 800 acres - 0% contained.
Shirley Fire, Kern County - US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest/Kern County Fire
8 miles west of Kernville - Link
* 200 acres - 0% contained.
Orleans Complex, Siskiyou County US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
10 miles east of Somes Bar - Link
* 16,776 acres - 25% contained.
Salmon River Complex, Siskiyou County US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
1 mile west of Sawyers Bar - Link
* 14,171 acres - 85% contained.
Corral Complex, Humboldt County US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
east of the Hoopa Indian Reservation - Link
* 4,600 acres - 0% contained.
Aspen Fire, Fresno County US Forest Service – Sierra National Forest near Huntington Lake - Link
* 22,746 acres - 95% contained.
Cleghorn Fire, San Bernardino County US Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest
Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass - Link
* 110 acres - 100% contained.
Nevada Spring Peak Fire, NV-HTF-30475 6 mi NE of Mono Lake CA, FRA 3,500 acres 0% Contained - Link