Full containment expected on Hough Complex Saturday

Feather Publishing
8/23/2013 0 8:00 p.m.

 

Status:                                                                     Resources:

Acres Burned: 513                                                             Crews: 18

Cause: Lightning                                                                    Engines: 69

Date Started: August 18, 2013                                              Helicopters: 3

Containment: 69%                                                               Air Tankers: 0          

Expected Containment: Aug. 24, 2013                                Total Resources Assigned: 705

 

Current Fire Situation:

Fire Name:

Acres:

% of Containment:

Fire Name:

Acres:

% of Containment:

Heights/Ridge

228

      69

Rock Pile

Tree

     100

Johnson*

150

    100

Greenhorn/Brady

<1

     100

Hunt *

 21

   100

Peerless

<1

     100

Keddie

 12

   100

Dixie

1

     100

Mountain/Ruby

   1

   100

34 *

2

     100

32/Cook/Refuge

<1

   100

Beardsley

1

     100

Evans

15

     100

Refuge 2

<1

     100

Kessler

 1

    100

 

 

 

North

    1

   100

 

 

 

Cemetery

Tree

     100

 

 

 

*Contained by not controlled

           

Fuel Type: Shrub, oak and timber

 

Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted.

 

Weather Conditions:

Temp: 470 F                 Winds: 5 mph  Direction: Variable                Relative Humidity: 67

 

Threats: 90 Residential structures, 10 commercial properties and 125 outbuildings are threatened near the town of Taylorsville.

 

Structures Destroyed: 0

 

Injuries: 1

 

Agency Jurisdiction: US Forest Service

 

Cooperating Agencies: Cal Fire, Plumas County Sheriff Department

 

Remarks: Excellent progress was made today. All the small fires have been contained. The Ridge/Heights Fire is still burning but it is approximately three quarters contained. Helicopters made numerous drops on the fire, aiding the firefighters in gaining the upper hand.

 


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