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California Statewide Fire Summary

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Posted: August 29, 2013 7:43 a.m.
Updated: August 29, 2013 7:43 a.m.

Nearly 9,300 firefighters continue to battle 10 active major wildfires burning across California. The Deer Fire, burning in Tehama County, and the American Fire, burning in Placer County, are both estimated to be fully contained later today. In Northern California temperatures are expected to begin warming back up and could hamper firefighter’s efforts. In Southern California the fire potential remains light to moderate thanks to isolated thunderstorms.

Firefighters on the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park continue to make good progress. The fire has now burned 192,737 acres, but firefighters have the blaze 30% contained. The Rim Fire is now the 6th largest wildfire in California’s recorded history. With a return to warmer temperatures, the estimated containment of the fire has been pushed back until September 20.

With the holiday weekend approaching, CAL FIRE is reminding all residents and visitors to be extra cautious outdoors. Conditions across the state remain extremely dry and even just one spark can quickly spread into a major wildfire. For more steps to prevent a wildfire visit One Less Spark, means One Less Wildfire.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Deer Fire, Tehama County

10 miles east of Los Molinos

* 11,429 acres – 98% contained

* Full containment expected later today

**Unified Command Fires**
Rim Fire Tuolumne County
Stanislaus National Forest/CAL FIRE
* northeast of Groveland
* 192,737 acres - 30% contained
* Evacuations in effect

* 4,500 residences threatened

**Federal Fires**
American Fire, Placer County
US Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest
northeast of Foresthill
* 26,194 acres - 97% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Fish Fire, Tulare County
US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest
25 miles northeast of Springville
* 2,050 acres - 25% contained

Little Fire, Riverside County
US Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest
Off Hwy 74 near Lake Hemet
* 97 acres - 95% contained

Gobblers Fire, San Bernardino County
US Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest
6 miles south of Wrightwood
* 413 acres - 93% contained

Orleans Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
6 miles southeast of Somes Bar
* 21,217 acres - 45% contained

Corral Complex, Humboldt County
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
east of the Hoopa Indian Reservation
* 11,828 acres - 17% contained

Salmon River Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
1 mile west of Sawyers Bar
* 14,720 acres - 95% contained

Aspen Fire, Fresno County
US Forest Service – Sierra National Forest
near Huntington Lake
* 22,791 acres - 95% contained

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