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Dozen Fires Burning in Northern California

Yesterday’s winds in northern California added to the challenges firefighters have been facing in containing the current fires. Gusts of 25 miles per hour were experienced in many areas. As of this morning nearly 8,000 firefighters are on the lines of a  dozen fires that are being fueled by the dry conditions. Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says the Ponderosa Fire burning in Tehama and Shasta Counties has now destroyed 50 homes and outbuildings.
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Berlant says there is some encouraging news for  the community of Shingletown  where homes are no longer threatened by the Ponderosa fire.
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Berlant says fire activity in northern California is mostly in the Shata, Tehama, and Plumas County area’s but, he says,  the high fire danger is everywhere.

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Firefighters from Nevada County are still working side by side with Cal Fire on the Ponderosa Fire.

Here’s the latest fire update from CalFire on fires burning in the state.

Ponderosa Fire, Tehama/Shasta Counties (more info…)

Community of Manton & Shingletown

*24,323 acres – 50% contained
* Evacuation orders in effect

* Over 200 of residences threatened

SHU Lightning Fires, Shasta County
(more info…)

East of Redding

* 204 acres – 90% contained
* 16 fires – 14 100% contained
* Expected containment Wednesday, August 22


North Pass Fire, Mendocino County (more info…)

Mendocino Pass Rd, northeast of Covelo 

*11,664 acres – 11% contained 

* CAL FIRE is now in unified command with the US Forest Service


Mill Fire, Tehama/Butte Counties (more info…)

Hwy 32, 10 miles northwest of Butte Meadows

1,675 acres – 85% contained
* Expected containment Thursday, August 23

**Federal & Local Fires**
Chips Fire, Plumas County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Plumas National Forest
20 miles northwest of Quincy
* 62,541 acres – 37% contained

* CAL FIRE is assisting

Reading Fire, Shasta County (more info…)
National Park Service – Lassen Volcanic National Park
14 miles south of Old Station 
* 28,079 acres – 100% contained

Nelson Fire, Modoc County
Bureau of Land Management

2 miles northeast of Likely
* 3,661 acres –
100% contained

Barry Point Fire, State of Oregon & Modoc County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Fremont-Winema National Forest
West of Goose lake, along the Oregon & California Border
* 93,231acres – 65% contained

* 38,367 acres have burned into California
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Jawbone Complex, Kern County (more info…)
Bureau of Land Management

west of Jawbone Recreation Area, north of Mojave
* 12,218 acres – 98% contained

Fort Complex, Siskiyou County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest

10 Miles northwest of Happy Camp
* 6,444 acres – 37% contained

Ramsey Fire, Calaveras County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Stanislaus National Forest
Hwy 4, 11 miles East of Dorrington
* 1,135 acres – 95% contained

Rush Fire, Lassen County (more info…)
Bureau of Land Management

Southwest of Applegate
*313,911 acres- 60% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Bagley Complex, Shasta County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest

7 miles west of Big Bend CA
* 5,650 – 0% contained

Antelope Fire, Modoc County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Modoc National Forest

near Jacks Butte
* 250 – 10% contained

For the latest on CAL FIRE’s incidents visit www.fire.ca.gov or follow us on twitter @CAL_FIRE. For fires burning on federal land visit http://www.inciweb.org/state/5/.

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