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California Statewide Fire Summary Saturday, August 18, 2012

Posted: August 18, 2012 9:37 a.m.
Updated: August 18, 2012 9:37 a.m.

Progress continues to be made on California’s wildfires. Over 7,000 firefighters remain committed to the dozen state and federal fires burning across California.

Overnight northern California received over 900 lightning downstrikes with very little to no rainfall with the thunder cells. Multiple lightning-sparked wildfires have already been reported. Thunder cells remain active this morning leaving the potential for additional fires today.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Wye Fire, Lake & Colusa Counties

Hwy 20, east of Clearlake Oaks

* 7,934 acres - 100% contained

Vallecito Lightning Complex, San Diego County

Throughout Eastern San Diego County

* 22,828 acres - 95% contained
* 7 total fires, 5 of which are 100% contained

* all evacuations have been lifted

Mill Fire, Butte County

Hwy 32, 10 miles northwest of Butte Meadows

* 1,560 acres - 25% contained
* Expected containment Tuesday, August 21

**Federal & Local Fires**
Chips Fire, Plumas County
US Forest Service – Plumas National Forest
20 miles northwest of Quincy
* 44,343 acres - 34% contained

* CAL FIRE is assisting

Reading Fire, Shasta County
National Park Service – Lassen Volcanic National Park
14 miles south of Old Station
* 27,777acres - 32% contained

* CAL FIRE is assisting

Nelson Fire, Modoc County
Bureau of Land Management
2 miles northeast of Likely
* 1,000 acres - 40% contained

Barry Point Fire, State of Oregon & Modoc County
US Forest Service – Fremont-Winema National Forest
West of Goose lake, along the Oregon & California Border
* 84,160 acres - 32% contained

* 32,957 acres have burned into California

* CAL FIRE is assisting

Jawbone Complex, Kern County
Bureau of Land Management
west of Jawbone Recreation Area, north of Mojave
* 12,018 acres - 95% contained

Fort Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
10 Miles northwest of Happy Camp
* 4,548 acres - 38% contained

Ramsey Fire, Calaveras County
US Forest Service – Stanislaus National Forest
Hwy 4, 11 miles East of Dorrington
* 1,155 acres - 70% contained

Rush Fire, Lassen County
Bureau of Land Management
Southwest of Applegate
* 232,359 acres - 32% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting


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