Chips Fire contained; Seneca spared from flames
Last night crews in Seneca secured and strengthened the fire line around the forest community after a successful burnout operation Wednesday. Helicopter resources will continue to assist firefighting efforts on the ground by performing water drops to keep fire intensity low.
With full containment reached on the Chips Fire, the incident will be transitioning to a Type 2 Incident Management Team effective 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. The new team, NorCal Team 2, will shadow the current team today before assuming command the morning of September 1.