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California Statewide Fire Summary Saturday, August 25, 2012

Posted: August 25, 2012 11:30 a.m.
Updated: August 25, 2012 11:30 a.m.

Nine major fires continue to burn in northern California and despite winds in many areas, the nearly 8,000 firefighters on the frontlines have made good progress. The devastating Ponderosa Fire in Shasta and Tehama Counties has not grown in the past 24 hours and firefighters have continued to build containment line. Full containment on the blaze is expected on Monday.

Gusty winds are still forecast starting Sunday which could challenge firefighter’s efforts towards containment. Firefighters will be working hard today to strength containment lines before those winds surface.

CAL FIRE is warning residents and vacationers of the increased fire danger this weekend. Everyone is asked to take extra precautions outdoors to help prevent a wildfire.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Ponderosa Fire, Tehama/Shasta Counties

Community of Manton & Shingletown

*27,676 acres - 74% contained

* 300 residences threatened

North Pass Fire, Mendocino County

Mendocino Pass Rd, northeast of Covelo

*24,199 acres - 32% contained

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

**Federal & Local Fires**
Chips Fire, Plumas County
US Forest Service – Plumas National Forest
20 miles northwest of Quincy
* 64,214 acres - 55% 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 - 90% contained
* 38,394 acres have burned into California
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Fort Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
10 Miles northwest of Happy Camp
* 8,884 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
15 miles southeast of Ravendale
*320,793 acres- 66% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Bagley Complex, Shasta County
US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
7 miles west of Big Bend CA
* 13,702 - 10% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Antelope Fire, Modoc County
US Forest Service – Modoc National Forest
near Jacks Butte
* 650 - 66% 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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