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California Statewide Fire Summary Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Posted: August 22, 2012 10:20 a.m.
Updated: August 22, 2012 10:20 a.m.

Yesterday’s winds in northern California added to the challenges firefighters have been facing in containing the current fires. Gusts of 25 miles per hour were experienced in many areas. As of this morning nearly 8,000 firefighters continue to battle the dozen fires that are being fueled by the dry conditions.

While northern California has seen most of the fire activity this week, the potential for lightning today is high in parts of Southern California. A Red Flag Warning is in effect today for dry lightning in the Mountains, Valleys and Deserts of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties as well as the Kern County mountains. CAL FIRE remains on high alert in Southern California for the potential of lightning-sparked wildfires.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Ponderosa Fire, Tehama/Shasta Counties

Community of Manton & Shingletown

*24,323 acres - 50% contained
* Evacuation orders in effect

* Over 200 of residences threatened

SHU Lightning Fires, Shasta County

East of Redding

* 204 acres - 90% contained
* 16 fires – 14 100% contained
* Expected containment Wednesday, August 22

North Pass Fire, Mendocino County

Mendocino Pass Rd, northeast of Covelo

*11,664 acres - 11% contained

* CAL FIRE is now in unified command with the US Forest Service

Mill Fire, Tehama/Butte Counties

Hwy 32, 10 miles northwest of Butte Meadows

1,675 acres - 85% contained
* Expected containment Thursday, August 23

**Federal & Local Fires**
Chips Fire, Plumas County
US Forest Service – Plumas National Forest
20 miles northwest of Quincy
* 62,541 acres - 37% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Reading Fire, Shasta County
National Park Service – Lassen Volcanic National Park
14 miles south of Old Station
* 28,079acres - 100% contained

Nelson Fire, Modoc County
Bureau of Land Management
2 miles northeast of Likely
* 3,661 acres - 100% 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
* 93,231acres - 65% contained
* 38,367 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
* 12,218 acres - 98% contained

Fort Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
10 Miles northwest of Happy Camp
* 6,444 acres - 37% contained

Ramsey Fire, Calaveras County
US Forest Service – Stanislaus National Forest
Hwy 4, 11 miles East of Dorrington
* 1,135 acres - 95% contained

Rush Fire, Lassen County
Bureau of Land Management
Southwest of Applegate
*313,911 acres- 60% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Bagley Complex, Shasta County
US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
7 miles west of Big Bend CA
* 5,650 - 0% contained

Antelope Fire, Modoc County
US Forest Service – Modoc National Forest
near Jacks Butte
* 250 - 10% contained

For the latest on CAL FIRE’s incidents visit or follow us on twitter @CAL_FIRE. For fires burning on federal land visit

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