Hough Complex Evening Update 8/21/2013
The Plumas National Forest provided the following update:
Hough Complex Update
Fire Information: For further fire information, call 530-284-7120 or 530-284-1815.
Information is also available online at www.inciweb.org and on Twitter at Central Coast IMT7.
Date: August 21, 2013
Acres Burned: 420 Crews: 9
Cause: Lightning Engines: 51
Date Started: August 18, 2013 Helicopters: 1
Containment: 40% Air Tankers: 0
Expected Containment: Aug. 24, 2013 Total Resources Assigned: 424
Current Fire Situation: The Ridge grew in size to 275 and is still at 10% containment. The Heights Fire is at 21 acres and is 30% contained. The Johnson, remains at 89 acres with 95% containment. The Hunt stayed at 11 acres and is still at 50% containment. The Keddie, at 18 acres, the Mountain and the Ruby at 1 acre each are 100% contained. The 32 and Cook, both under an acre are also 100% contained. A new fire, the Evans at 15 acres and is 0% contained. The change in size of fires and percentage of containment are due to more accurate mapping as well as possibly duplicating a fire early on in the incident.
Fuel Type: Shrub, oak and timber
Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted.
Temp: 960 F Winds: 24 mph Direction: SW Relative Humidity: 24
Threats: 90 Residential structures, 10 commercial properties and 125 outbuildings are threatened near the town of Taylorsville.
Structures Destroyed: 0
Agency Jurisdiction: US Forest Service
Cooperating Agencies: Cal Fire, Plumas County Sheriff Department
Remarks: Today a significant lightning storm passed through the fire area, bringing numerous lightning strikes,