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Twenty-Three Wildfires Burning Across California

CALIFORNIA – As crews are demobilized from the Willow Fire in Eastern Madera County, they are likely being reassigned to one of nearly two-dozen incidents burning across the state.

There are 23 active fires across California, with over 10,000 firefighters battling them. Tinder dry conditions from the drought continue to allow wildfires to burn at an explosive rate.

Just last week Cal Fire crews responded to over 300 new wildfires. In fact, already this year Cal Fire has responded to over 4,200 wildfires, which is about 1,500 more wildfires than the average for the same time period.

Normal temperatures will continue throughout Northern California today. Scattered thunderstorms are expected in the northern and eastern areas, bringing the possibility of additional dry lightning.  Dry and warmer temperatures are expected to return on Wednesday, followed by more thunderstorm activity on Thursday that could occur across much of the Sierra and Coastal mountains, and possibly into the foothills and valleys.

Cal Fire asks you to do your part to be fire safe when having fun outdoors.  Visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org for tips on how to prevent wildfires.

Fires of Interest:

 **CAL FIRE Incidents**

Rocky Fire, Lake, Colusa & Yolo County (more info…)

East of Lower Lake

*65,000 acres – 12% contained

*Evacuations in effect

 

Humboldt Lightning Fires, Humboldt County

Throughout Humboldt County

*75 fires totaling 3,192 acres – 20% contained

*Evacuations lifted in the Blocksburg

 

Francis Fire, Yuba County

South of Dobbins

*75 acres – 50% contained

 

Fern Fire, Shasta County 

Community of Whitmore

*75 acres – 95% contained


Advance Fire, Tulare County

North of Three Rivers

* 86 acres – 90% contained

Big Creek Fire, Tuolumne County (more info…)

Off Hwy 120 and Sprague Rd near Groveland

*204 acres – 95% contained

 

Lowell Fire, Nevada County (more info…)

You Bet area, west of Alta

*2,304 acres – 85% contained

 

Wragg Fire, Napa & Solano Counties (more info…)

Off Hwy 128 near Lake Berryessa

*8,051 acres – 97% contained

 

Point Fire, Shasta County 

6 miles west of Cottonwood

*59 acres – 100% contained

 

**Unified Command Incidents**

 

Fork Complex, Trinity County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest / CAL FIRE

South of Hyampom

*8,083 acres – 7% contained

 

**Federal Incidents**

River Complex, Trinity County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest

New River Drainage, near Denny

*7,059 acres

 

South Complex, Trinity County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Near Hyampom, south of Hwy 299

*11,209 acres

 

Willow Fire, Madera County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Sierra National Forest / CAL FIRE

Southeast of Bass Lake

*5,702 acres – 80% contained

 

Dodge Fire, Lassen County (more info…)

Bureau of Land Management – Northern California District

*2,000 acres – 5% contained


SHF July Lightning, Shasta County
(more info…)

U.S. Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest

*75 acres


Mendocino National Forest Lightning Fires, Mendocino County
(more info…)

U.S. Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest

*15 fires totally 204 acres

 

Gasquet Complex, Shasta County (more info…)

U.S. Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest on the Gasquet Ranger District

*9 fires totaling 649 acres

 

Chorro Fire, Ventura County (more info…)

U.S. Forest Service – Los Padres National Forest

North of Ojai

*282 acres – 75% contained

 

Scales Fire, San Bernardino County 

U.S. Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest

*65 acres – 50% contained

*CAL FIRE is assisting

 

Frog Fire, Modoc County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Modoc National Forest

Southwest of Lava Campground

*4,745 acres – 50% contained

 

Mad River Complex, Trinity County

US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest

Near Ruth Lake

*13,696 acres – 8% contained

 

Cabin Fire, Tulare County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest

8 miles northeast of Camp Nelson

*4,294 acres

 

Washington Fire, Alpine County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

South of Markleeville

*17,790 acres – 99% contained

 

Pines Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Angeles National Forest

Near Big Pines, northwest of Wrightwood

*200 acres  100% contained

 

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