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Thursday Northern And Central California Wildfires Update
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.
- U.S. Forest Service InciWeb home page (California Fires)
- Cal Fire Active Fires home page
- YubaNet.com Fire Information
The Jerusalem Fire in Lake County, northeast of Middleton, is now 24,000 acres with 50 percent containment. Mandatory Evacuations Mandatory Evacuations are in place for the Jerusalem Valley area east of Spruce Grove.
Cal Fire says the adjacent Rocky Fire stands at 69,438 acres in Lake, Yolo and Colusa Counties and is 95 percent contained.
The Nickowitz Fire is the largest of four fires on the Orleans Ranger District of the Six Rivers National Forest. Currently, the Nickowitz is 1,606acres and is 45 percent contained.
The Rough Fire in the Sierra National Forest now stands at 12,452 acres with 60 percent containment.
The U.S. Forest Service is battling a lightning fire in Sequoia National Forest, eight miles northeast of Camp Nelson. The Cabin Fire has burned 6,417 acres and is 96 percent contained. It has been burning since July 19.
The Humboldt Lightning Fires, a series of 75 lightning fires, are burning across 4,879 acres in Humboldt County at 70 percent containment. The fires have destroyed six outbuildings, and all evacuations in the area have been lifted.
- Bear Fire - 470 acres
- Coon Fire - 1,157 acres
- Peak Fire - 402 acres
- Summit Fire - 142 acres
- Williams Fire - 193 acres
- Feeder Fire - 329 acres
The River Complex Fire in Shasta-Trinity National Forest is now at 28,592 acres with 18 percent containment. The Happy and the Groves Fire merged and will be called the Groves Fires. The Dailey Fire is now inside the containment lines of the Groves Fire.
No structures have been damaged or destroyed.
The Route Complex Fire in the Six Rivers National Forest is burning 26,571 acres and is 27 percent contained. The fire is a series of seven fires that were previously named under the Fork Complex and Mad River Complex but have been split to provide fire managers and fire fighters better organization to manage the fires.
The Mad River Complex Fire in the Six Rivers National Forest is burning 21,278 and is 50 percent contained. It is burning in the Ruth Lake and Mad River Communities. Residents of the area around Ruth Lake are under a mandatory evacuation order, and an evacuation advisory has been placed on Van Duzen Road from the dump south to the intersection of the Ruth and Zenia Roads. Two residences and two outbuildings have been destroyed.
The South Complex Fire in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is burning 16,554 acres and is 20 percent contained.
- A public meeting will be held in Hyampom at the Hyampom VFD at 4pm on Friday, August 14.
- A public meeting will be held in Burnt Ranch at the Burnt Ranch School at 6pm on Friday, August 14.
- Castle - 10,670
- Pattison - 5,614
- York - 189
- Mill - 70
- Hidden - 10
- Springer - 1
- Johnson - 24,055 (managed by the Route Complex—not reflected in South Complex total acreage)
A forest closure order, which includes areas inside the South Complex, was put into effect Saturday. The closure prohibits going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the Fork, South, Route and Mad River Complex Fire Closure Areas on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. For more information on the forest closure, please visit the Shasta Trinity National Forest.
The Dodge Fire, located 17 miles northeast of Ravendale, is burning 10,570 acres and is 80 percent contained. The Dodge Fire, previously named R-1, is burning brush, grass and juniper in a remote area of northeast Lassen County, Calif. It is threatening habitat for greater sage-grouse. There are no threats to communities or critical infrastructure.
The Fork Complex Fire, burning in the Yolla Bolly Wilderness north through the Trinity Alps in Trinity County, is 28,736 acres and 26 percent contained. Eight residences and four outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire. The Fork Complex consists of over 40 fires, all of which were ignited by lightning between July 29 and 31, 2015.
- Capital Public Radio Staff
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