CAL FIRE CANCELS DAYS OFF FOR FIREFIGHTERS, HAS ALL 18 STATIONS FULLY STAFFED COUNTYWIDE AS FIRES RAGE ACROSS STATE

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East County News Service

August 9, 2015 (San Diego's East County)--More than 10,000 firefighters are battling over 17 active wildfires statewide. The largest of these, the Rocky Fire, has consumed nearly 70,000 acres in Lake, Colusa and Yolo Counties. Thunder and lightning continue to spark new fires, while gusty and erratic winds could also create extreme fire growth potential, says Fire Captain Kendal Bortisser, public information officer at CAL FIRE.

While CAL FIRE San Diego continues to support the Northern California wildfires with fire engines, bulldozers, hand crews, and support personnel, Captain Bortisser says, “We are committed to ensuring that firefighting resources are in place here in San Diego County as a top priority.” Days off have been cancelled for all CAL FIRE firefighters and off duty firefighters have been recalled back to work. Additionally, all 18 CAL FIRE stations throughout San Diego County are staffed, he adds.

 CAL FIRE is asking all residents to be careful outdoors. Even simple household chores like cutting dead down dry grass can spark a wildfire if not done the right way with the right tool. To learn more go to www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

Below are updates from CAL FIRE on the wildfires burning statewide as of Friday night:

 

 **CAL FIRE Incidents**

Rocky Fire, Lake, Colusa & Yolo County (more info…)

East of Lower Lake

*69,600 acres – 50% contained

*Many evacuations lifted, some remain in effect

Humboldt Lightning Fires, Humboldt County

Throughout Humboldt County

*75 fires totaling 4,458 acres – 40% contained

 

Lowell Fire, Nevada County (more info…)

You Bet area, west of Alta

*2,304 acres – 90% contained





**Unified Command Incidents**

Fork Complex, Trinity County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest / CAL FIRE

South of Hyampom

*15,588 acres – 12% contained





**Federal Incidents**

River Complex, Trinity County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest

New River Drainage, near Denny

*12,524 acres – 8% 



South Complex, Trinity County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Near Hyampom, south of Hwy 299

*15,496 acres – 5% contained 

 

Route Complex, Humboldt & Trinity County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest

West of Hyampom

*16,362 acres – 10% contained

 

Mad River Complex, Trinity County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest

Near Ruth Lake

*17,041 acres – 30% contained

 

Dodge Fire, Lassen County (more info…)

Bureau of Land Management – Northern California District

*11,500 acres – 35% contained



Mendocino National Forest Lightning Fires, Mendocino County (more info…)

U.S. Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest

*2 of the 15 fires remain totaling 227 acres



Nickowitz Fire, Del Norte County (more info…)

U.S. Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest

*373 acres – 10% contained

 

Gasquet Complex, Del Norte County (more info…)

U.S. Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest

on the Gasquet Ranger District

*9 fires totaling 1,143 acres – 2% containment



Cabin Fire, Tulare County (more info…)

US Forest Service - Sequoia National Forest

8 miles northeast of Camp Nelson

*4,877 acres – 83% contained



Rough Fire, Fresno County  (more info…)

US Forest Service - Sierra National Forest

2 miles north of the Kings Wild and Scenic River

*976 acres – 0% contained

 

Willow Fire, Madera County (more info…)

US Forest Service - Sierra National Forest

Southeast of Bass Lake

*5,702 acres – 95% contained

 

Chorro Fire, Ventura County (more info…)

U.S. Forest Service – Los Padres National Forest

North of Ojai

*282 acres – 95% contained

 

Washington Fire, Alpine County (more info…)

U
S Forest Service – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

South of Markleeville

*17,790 acres – 99% contained