Thursday, August 9, 2018

CAL FIRE: California Statewide Fire Summary Thursday, August 9, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Over 13,000 firefighters are on the front lines of 12 large wildfires across California. To date, these fires have burned nearly 667,000 acres and damaged or destroyed over 2,000 structures. Firefighters continue to make progress on containment lines and many evacuations have been lifted, reducing the number of evacuees to 4,400 residents.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect of many parts of northern California, including portions of the Carr Fire and Mendocino Complex, through Saturdaynight. Above normal temperatures continue across most of the state, accompanied by low humidity and windy conditions, particularly in the Red Flag Warning areas. The potential for thunderstorms remains the southern desert. 

Even though you completed your defensible space, or even if you didn’t get to all of it, there are some things you need to keep up on to help give your home a fighting chance when a wildfire strikes! Clear your roof and gutters of leaves, pine needles and other tree debris. Sweep and rake around your home to remove any dead yard waste and remove dead plants. Clean decks and patios to remove anything that could potentially ignite from an ember. For more on things you can do, click here.
Fires of Interest: 

Carr Fire, Shasta County (more info…)
Whiskeytown & Redding
•  177,450 acres, 48% contained
•  Evacuations and road closures in place
•  1,300 residents evacuated
• 1,077 residences destroyed, 191 residences damaged
•  Carr is the 6th most destructive fire, 13th most deadly and is now 12thlargest fire in state history
•  CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 (Gouvea) in unified command withCity of Redding FD (Kreider) USFS (Pechota)
Mendocino Complex, Mendocino/Lake County
• 304,402 total acres, 51% contained
• 119 residences destroyed, 12 residences damaged
• 2,000 residents under evacuation orders
• The Mendocino Complex fire is the largest wildfire in state history
• CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 2 (Kavanaugh) in unified command with NORCAL IMT-1 (McGowan)

River Fire (more info…)
• 48,920 acres, 84% contained
Ranch Fire (more info…)
• 255,482 acres, 48% contained
• Evacuations and road closures in place

Holy Fire, Orange County (more info…)
Holy Jim Canyon, Cleveland National Forest
•  9,614 acres, 5% contained
•  Structures threatened

Bridge Fire, Marin County **NEW**
• 45 acres, 80% contained
Murphy Fire, Plumas County
• 117 acres brush, timber, 0% contained

Ferguson Fire, Mariposa County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park
• 95,104 acres, 79% contained
• Evacuations and road closures remain in effect
• CA Fed IMT-3 (von Tillow) in command
Cranston Fire, Riverside County (more info…)
•  13,139 acres, 96% contained
Donnell Fire, Tuolumne County (more info…)
Near Hwy 108, Donnell Lake area
•  21,097 acres, 6% contained
Georges Fire, Inyo County (more info…)
Lone Pine
•  2,883 acres, 70% contained
Valley Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)
•  1,350 acres, 56% contained
Natchez Fire, Del Norte County (more info…)
Southeast of Cave Junction, OR
•  11,338 acres, 50% contained

Eel Fire, Mendocino County (more info…**FINAL**
East of Covelo
• 972 acres, 100% contained
Owens Fire, Mono County **FINAL**
North of Mammoth Lake
•  312 acres
Five Fire, King County **FINAL**
Kettleman Hills Area
•  2,995 acres, 100% contained

Eagle Fire, Modoc County **FINAL**
South of Cedarville
•  2,100 acres
Horse Creek Fire, Tulare County **FINAL**
John Krebs Wilderness Area
•  34 acres

CAL FIRE Communications | 1416 9th StreetSacramento , CA 94244

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