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California Statewide Fire Summary Thursday, August 23, 2012

Posted: August 23, 2012 9:18 a.m.
Updated: August 23, 2012 9:18 a.m.

Despite warm temperatures, low humidity, and dry conditions, firefighters are continuously making progress on the dozen fires burning in California. In fact, last night firefighters contained two of the fires bringing the total current wildfire count down to 10. Over 8,000 firefighters remain on the frontlines working tirelessly to contain the fires.

Weather conditions in northern California will continue to challenge firefighter’s efforts, as gusty winds from the southwest are likely. Some inland areas may even see temperatures creep back up to the triple digits. Firefighters in Southern California will continue to monitor the areas hit by lightning and little rainfall, and are prepared to respond to any new wildfires the lightning may have sparked.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Ponderosa Fire, Tehama/Shasta Counties

Community of Manton & Shingletown

*27,978 acres - 57% contained
* Evacuation orders in effect

* 900 residences threatened

SHU Lightning Fires, Shasta County

East of Redding

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

North Pass Fire, Mendocino County

Mendocino Pass Rd, northeast of Covelo

*17,820 acres - 10% 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

1,680 acres - 95% contained
* Expected containment Thursday, August 23

**Federal & Local Fires**
Chips Fire, Plumas County
US Forest Service – Plumas National Forest
20 miles northwest of Quincy
* 63,147 acres - 40% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Barry Point Fire, State of Oregon & Modoc County
US Forest Service – Fremont-Winema National Forest
West of Goose lake, along the Oregon & California Border
* 93,071 acres - 70% contained
* 38,394 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 - 100% contained

Fort Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
10 Miles northwest of Happy Camp
* 6,583 acres - 37% contained

Ramsey Fire, Calaveras County
US Forest Service – Stanislaus National Forest
Hwy 4, 11 miles East of Dorrington
* 1,137 acres - 95% contained

Rush Fire, Lassen County
Bureau of Land Management
Southwest of Applegate
*317,616 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
* 7,302 - 0% contained

Antelope Fire, Modoc County
US Forest Service – Modoc National Forest
near Jacks Butte
* 637 - 20% contained

For the latest on CAL FIRE’s incidents visit or follow us on twitter @CAL_FIRE. For a look at the statewide fire map: For fires burning on federal land visit

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