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Friday, August 7, 2015

California Statewide Wildfire Summary Friday, August 7, 2015

California Statewide Fire SummaryFriday, August 7, 2015

Over 10,000 firefighters continue to make good progress on 17 remaining active wildfires burning in California.  

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 A firefighter rests at a staging area near Clearlake, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Thousands of firefighters battling an unruly Northern California wildfire were aided overnight by cooler temperatures and higher humidity, but the fire is still less than a quarter contained. 
Credit: (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) 

Today the risk of dry thunderstorms and dry lightning continues to elevate the fire danger. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for parts of Northern California due to potential dry lightning and gusty winds.

 In the past 24 hours there have been several thousand lightning strikes, especially across the Sierra and Central Coast. Lightning sparks may smolder for several hours or days before they get enough heat and energy to spread into a wildfire. This means the risk for wildfires continues even after the storms have passed.

With fire activity remaining high, CAL FIRE is asking all residents and visitors to California to be extra cautious in the outdoors. Nearly 95 percent of all wildfires that CAL FIRE responds to are caused by the activity of people. One Less Spark this weekend means One Less wildfire. Learn more at www.ReadyForWildfire.org.
Statewide Fire Map: 


Fires of Interest:
**CAL FIRE Incidents**
Rocky Fire, Lake, Colusa & Yolo County (more info…)
East of Lower Lake
*69,600 acres – 45% contained
*Many evacuations have been lifted
Humboldt Lightning Fires, Humboldt County
Throughout Humboldt County
*75 fires totaling 4,358 acres – 35% contained
*Evacuations lifted in the Blocksburg

Lowell Fire, Nevada County (more info…)
You Bet area, west of Alta
*2,304 acres – 95% contained
**Unified Command Incidents**

Fork Complex, Trinity County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest / CAL FIRE
South of Hyampom
*15,184 acres – 9% contained
**Federal Incidents**

River Complex, Trinity County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
New River Drainage, near Denny
*12,524 acres – 8%

South Complex, Trinity County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Near Hyampom, south of Hwy 299
*15,026 acres – 3% contained

Route Complex, Humboldt & Trinity County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
West of Hyampom
*15,862 acres – 10% contained

Mad River Complex, Trinity County
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
Near Ruth Lake
*17,041 acres – 20% contained

Dodge Fire, Lassen County (more info…)
Bureau of Land Management – Northern California District
*11,400 acres – 30% contained

USFS Fires:

Mendocino National Forest Lightning Fires, Mendocino County (more info…)
U.S. Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
*15 fires totaling 204 acres
Nickowitz Fire, Del Norte County (more info…)
U.S. Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
*210 acres – 45% contained

Gasquet Complex, Del Norte County (more info…)
U.S. Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
on the Gasquet Ranger District
*9 fires totaling 1,000 acres – 2% containment
Cabin Fire, Tulare County (more info…)
US Forest Service - Sequoia National Forest
8 miles northeast of Camp Nelson
*4,733 acres
Rough Fire, Fresno County
US Forest Service - Sierra National Forest
2 miles north of the Kings Wild and Scenic River
*600 acres

Willow Fire, Madera County (more info…)
US Forest Service - Sierra National Forest
Southeast of Bass Lake
*5,702 acres – 95% contained

Chorro Fire, Ventura County (more info…)
U.S. Forest Service – Los Padres National Forest
North of Ojai
*282 acres – 95% contained

Washington Fire, Alpine County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
South of Markleeville
*17,790 acres – 99% contained

Deer Horn 2 Fire, Humboldt County
Bureau of Indian Affairs – Hoopa Fire Department
Deerhorn Ridge in Hoopa
*125 acres - 100% contained

Frog Fire, Modoc County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Modoc National Forest
Southwest of Lava Campground
*4,860 acres – 100% contained


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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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