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Multiple Fires Burning in Northern California

Over a dozen wildfires across California continue to threaten thousands of homes.  Most of the fires are burning in Northern California as Cal Fire Spokesperson Daniel Berlant says the hot temperatures and dry conditions  have been a challenge to firefighters but weather patterns are expected to change.

click to hear Daniel Berlant

Berlant says that could fan some of these fires. … over 7,000 firefighters today are working  to build containment around the fires.

Here is the list of fires as reported by Cal Fire this morning.

**CAL FIRE Incidents**


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

Community of Manton

* 15,000 acres – 5% contained
* 3,500 of residences threatened

* Evacuation orders in effect


SHU Lightning Fire, Shasta County (more info…)

Buckhorn Ranch, off Fern Rd. near Whitmore

* 201 acres – 85% contained
* Expected containment Wednesday, August 22


Pass Fire, Mendocino County (more info…)

Mendocino Pass Rd, northeast of Covelo 

* 5,130 acres – 10% contained


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

Hwy 32, 10 miles northwest of Butte Meadows

* 1,645 acres – 45% contained
* Expected containment Tuesday, August 21


**Federal & Local Fires**
Chips Fire, Plumas County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Plumas National Forest
20 miles northwest of Quincy
* 47,040 acres – 32% contained

* CAL FIRE is assisting

Reading Fire, Shasta County (more info…)
National Park Service – Lassen Volcanic National Park
14 miles south of Old Station 
* 27,887 acres – 51% contained

* CAL FIRE is assisting

Nelson Fire, Modoc County
Bureau of Land Management

2 miles northeast of Likely
* 3,750 acres – 85% 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
* 93,949 acres – 48% 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
* 12,018 acres – 98% contained

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

10 Miles northwest of Happy Camp
* 5,632 acres – 41% contained

Ramsey Fire, Calaveras County (more info…)
US Forest Service – Stanislaus National Forest
Hwy 4, 11 miles East of Dorrington
* 1,137 acres – 95% contained

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

Southwest of Applegate
* 270,683 acres – 50% 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
* 260 acres – 0% contained



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