Here is your midday report on conditions from the Rush Fire burning north of Wendel. According to the BLM this morning, the Rush fire is now essentially a 43,000-acre fire that’s half in California and half in Nevada. That’s how much of the 320,793-acre blaze is still active. Firefighters today are focusing on that northeast part of [...]
Here is your midday report on conditions from the Ponderosa Fire burning near Manton. Location: Two Miles East of Manton County: Tehama and Shasta Counties Acres: 28,098 Structures Threatened: 940 Fire Engines: 254 Containment: 68% Residence Destroyed: 64 Fire Crews: 47 Expected Containment: August 27 Total Personnel: 2,436 Injuries: 4 Current Situation: Containment increased overnight as [...]
Multiple agencies responded this afternoon to the report of a fully engulfed vehicle on the side of Highway 139, just north of town, at the entrance to Sleepy Hollow mobile home park. The fire, which initially threatened vegetation along the road, was quickly extinguished by responding personnel.
Here is your midday report on conditions from the Ponderosa Fire burning near Manton. Location: Two Miles East of Manton County: Tehama and Shasta Counties Acres: 27,978 Structures Threatened: 940 Fire Engines: 263 Containment: 57% Residence Destroyed: 64 Fire Crews: 48 Expected Containment: August 27 Outbuildings Destroyed: 20 Helicopters: 11 Total Personnel: 2,494 Injuries: 4 Bulldozers: [...]
Here is your midday report on conditions from the Rush Fire burning north of Wendel. According to the morning update from the Bureau of Land Management, overnight firefighters held fireline and made progress on the northeast tip of the Rush fire, some 20 miles east of Ravendale in the Buffalo Hills, a few miles inside Nevada. Firefighters completed [...]
Good morning, here is your update on the Chips Fire With gusty southwest winds predicted for this afternoon, Operations Section Chief, Rob Laeng instructed firefighters at the morning briefing, “Today’s mission is clear-hold, hold, hold.” Gusts from 15-25 miles per hour are expected on the fire this afternoon which will increase fire activity on the [...]
Good evening, here is your 8:00p.m. update on the Chips Fire According to today’s report, winds were lighter and temperatures cooler, allowing fire fighters to make excellent progress moving towards containment goals. Smoke lingered in the area most of the day, however, limiting use of aircraft support over much of the fire area. Throughout the [...]
Here is your 8:00p.m. report on conditions from the Ponderosa Fire burning near Manton. Location: Off Ponderosa Way, southeast of Manton Acres Burned: 24,388 acres Containment 24,388 acres – 55% contained Structures Destroyed: 69 structures destroyed Threatened: 500 residences, 10 commercial properties and 30 outbuildings remain threatened. Current Situation: Firefighters continued to make progress containing the [...]