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Wednesday Northern California Wildfire Roundup

Dennis Rein / U.S. Forest Service InciWeb

Willow Fire night scene, earlier this week.

Dennis Rein / U.S. Forest Service InciWeb

A look at the details of some of the major fires burning in northern and central California. This story is updated several times through the day, as new information becomes available.

Fires that are fully contained and no longer updated include: Swedes, Big Creek and Fern.


7:00 p.m.

Cal Fire says the Rocky Fire is now burning 69,600 acres in Lake, Yolo and Colusa Counties and is 30 percent contained. Road closures and mandatory evacuations are in place for the fire area.


The Willow Fire in Madera County is burning 5,702 acres in the Sierra National Forest southeast of Bass Lake. Evacuations are in effect in the area. Containment is at 85 percent.




The Lowell Fire in Nevada County is currently 88 percent contained at 2,303 acres. Two structures were destroyed and one damaged.


The Wragg Fire burning in Napa and Solano Counties is now at 98 percent containment and 8,051 acres. Cal Fire expects to reach full containment today.


The US Forest Service is battling a lightning fire in Sequoia National Forest, eight miles northeast of Camp Nelson. Named The Cabin Fire, the blaze has reached 4,494 acres and is 0 percent contained.


A series of 70 lightning fires are burning across 3,242 acres in Humboldt County at 30 percent containment.


The Gasquet Complex Fire in Six Rivers National Forest stands at 1,000 acres and 2 percent containment.


The River Complex Fire in Shasta-Trinity National Forest is 7,059 acres and 0 percent contained.


Six lightning fires are burning throughout Mendocino County:

The Etsel Fire on the Covelo Ranger District is approximately 32 acres and 60 percent contained.  It is located in the Yuki Wilderness and is burning in heavy timber and brush.

The Boardman Fire is 72 acres and 30 percent contained.

The Deer Fire, burning southeast of Lake Pillsbury, is approximately 100 acres. No report on contaiment.


- Capital Public Radio Staff


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