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California Statewide Fire Summary 8/27

Today over 9,300 CAL FIRE, local and federal firefighters are on the frontlines battling 10 active major wildfires across California. Firefighters are making progress on multiple fronts, including gaining full containment on the Spring Peak Fire that burned into California near Bodie State Park in Mono County. While a majority of the large wildfires are burning on federal land, CAL FIRE and local fire departments continue to support the US Forest Service in their battle.


Despite the Rim Fire’s continued growth near Yosemite National Park, firefighters are making progress with the fire now 20% contained. Over 3,700 firefighters have been working around the clock to create contingency lines in an effort to protect the thousands of homes that remained threatened along the Hwy 108 corridor in Tuolumne County. With the assistance of hundreds of local fire departments from across the State, firefighters are making a stand to protect the 4,500 homes threatened. The Rim Fire has continued to grow further into the records book, this morning becoming the 7th largest wildfire in California’s recorded history


The weather will begin to cooperate with firefighters, as a low pressure system off the coast could bring some moisture along the Sierra, however most areas in Northern California could continue to see southwest winds. If the weather system moves onshore, it could bring some unseasonably cool conditions, which help aid firefighters in their containment efforts. In Southern California rainfall is likely to continue over the mountains and deserts.


All year long CAL FIRE has continued to see a significant increase in wildfires. Already this year the department has responded to over 5,000 wildfires, when in an average year that number would under 3,500. CAL FIRE is urging all Californians to take steps to help slow down this trend and prevent wildfires. To learn more visit PreventWildfireCA.org.



Fires of Interest:


**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Deer Fire, Tehama County

10 miles east of Los Molinos

* 10,378 acres – 75% contained

* Full containment expected on Thursday, 8/29

**Unified Command Fires**
Rim Fire Tuolumne County

Stanislaus National Forest/CAL FIRE
* northeast of Groveland
* 179,481 acres – 20% contained
* Evacuations in effect

* 4,500 residences threatened

**Federal Fires**
American Fire, Placer County

US Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest
northeast of Foresthill
* 24,935 acres – 88% contained

* CAL FIRE is assisting

Fish Fire, Tulare County
US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest
25 miles northeast of Springville
* 1,900 acres – 7% contained

Little Fire, Riverside County
US Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest
Off Hwy 74 near Lake Hemet
* 100 acres – 70% contained

Gobblers Fire, San Bernardino County

US Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest
6 miles south of Wrightwood
* 413 acres – 93% contained

Spring Peak Fire, Mono County

US Forest Service – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
15 miles northeast of Mono Lake
* 14,200 acres –
100% contained

* The fire is primarily in Nevada but did burn into California near Bodie State Park

Orleans Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
6 miles southeast of Somes Bar
* 21,188 acres – 45% contained

Corral Complex, Humboldt County
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
east of the Hoopa Indian Reservation
* 11,732 acres – 5% contained

Salmon River Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
1 mile west of Sawyers Bar
* 14,771 acres – 95% contained

Aspen Fire, Fresno County
US Forest Service – Sierra National Forest
near Huntington Lake
* 22,791 acres – 95% contained

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