Hough Complex now 586 acres

Feather Publishing
8/20/2013 - 8:00 p.m.
The Forest Service released the following update for the Hough Complex:

Fire Information: For further fire information, call 530-283-7850. Note: telephone number will change when telephones are installed at Fire Camp. Information is also available online at www.inciweb.org and on Twitter at Central Coast IMT7.

Status: Resources:

Acres Burned: 586

Crews: 7

Cause: Lightning

Engines: 24

Date Started: August 18, 2013

Helicopters: 1

Containment: 40%

Air Tankers: 0

Expected Containment: Aug. 24, 2013

Total Resources Assigned: 248

Current Fire Situation: The Ridge grew in size to 275 acres and is still at 0% containment. The Heights Fire is at 162 acres and is 30% contained. The Johnson, remains at 140 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, Cooks and Bagley, all three under an acre are also 100% contained. Two new fires materialized today, the Evans at 2 acres and the Peak, currently acreage is unknown. Crews are gaining access to these new starts.

Fuel Type: Shrub, oak and timber

Evacuations: The mandatory evacuations of Arlington Road, between Nelson St and Johnson Ranch Road have been lifted.

Weather Conditions:

Temp: 96 deg Winds: 19 mph Direction: W Relative Humidity: 20

Threats: 100 Residential structures 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


As of 6:00 am, Central Coast Interagency Incident Team 7 has taken command of the complex. Good progress was made today on the various fires with the weather being a contributing factor. Single and occasional group torching was observed. Dry fuels and high temperatures contributed to the new lightning starts.

A community meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm. The location for the community meeting will be at the Community Center Grange Hall at Taylorsville.

Basic Information

Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday August 18th, 2013 approx. 06:30 PM
LocationKeddie Ridge/North Arm of Indian Valley/Mt. Hough/Taylorsville area


Planned Actions

Updates for evacuation information will be posted on this site. Please check regularly.


More lightning forecast through Thursday; moisture expected to increase throughout week

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