Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lassen National Forest
August 22, 2012 - 9:00 am
Current Situation: The Reading Fire is 100% contained. When referring to a wildland fire, the difference between a fire being contained or controlled is that when a fire is contained, a fuel break had been completed around the fire manually by hand line and/or mechanically by dozer line. These fire breaks may also include the use of natural barriers such as rocky outcroppings. When a fire has been controlled, the fireline is secure enough so that flare-ups within the fire perimeter will not break through the line. A fire referred to as contained does not mean that the fire is controlled.
The Ponderosa Fire is getting closer to Plumas County as it is spreading to the southeast and affecting many of our neighbors so we have begun online coverage of this fire as well.
The Ponderosa Fire is listed at 24,323 acres and is 50% contained.
50 structures have been destroyed.
Highway 44 will be opened today.
A hard closure remains on Forward Road at Manton Corners and Wilson Hill Road at Digger Creek.
Evacuation warnings have been issued for Highway 36 from Ponderosa Sky Ranch to Lassen Lodge and Mineral communities.
|Evacuations for the following areas in Manton, Shingletown & Viola:
Evacuation warnings have been issued for Hwy 36 from Ponderosa Sky Ranch to Lassen Lodge communities.
Come back to our Wildfire page for futher updates...
For more information click go to the Calfire Ponderosa link.