Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Firefighters are Definitely Gaining Against the Fires!

Here is the update from Cal Fire for 9am this morning. Look at the numbers for the active fires!
Statewide Fire Overview - Lightning Series

Current Situation: Over nineteen hundred fires have been contained due to the endless efforts of firefighters from California, as well as from throughout the nation and internationally. Favorable weather conditions continue to be predicted over the next several days. Firefighters are taking advantage of the favorable weather conditions and are making good progress on containment. All Red Flag Warnings have been rescinded. The priority of firefighting is for the protection of life, property and natural resources.
Download the latest fact sheet. (Updated 7/15 at 9 a.m.)
Download the latest statewide map.

Statewide Fire Statistics
  • Total Fires at Peak: 2,010
  • Total Fires Contained: 1,983
  • Total Active Fires: 96
  • Total Acres Burned: 866,184
These numbers are total fires and acres that have occurred from state, local and federal firefighting agencies beginning June 20, 2008.

CAL FIRE Statistics
  • Total Fires at Peak: 1,005
  • Fires Contained: 992
  • Active Fires: 14
  • Acres Burned: 257,128
These numbers are total fires and acres that have occurred ONLY in CAL FIRE jurisdiction since June 20, 2008.
The number of contained and active fires will not equal the total due to some fires merging together.

Statewide Resources Committed
  • Personnel Committed: 19,493
  • Fire Engines: 1,347
  • Hand Crews: 461
  • Dozers: 206
  • Water Tenders: 371
  • Helicopters: 121

Highway closures: State highways, county and local roads are closed throughout California due to wildfire activities. Closures and delays remain in place for State Highways 32, 70 (delays) and 299 (delays). Travelers are advised to seek current information from local law enforcement. Click here for detailed road closures.

Evacuations:Areas of Kern, Monterey, Shasta and Trinity counties are under evacuation orders at this time. Precautionary evacuation orders currently exist in areas in Butte, Kern, Mendocino, Monterey, Plumas, Shasta and Trinity counties. Residents are advised to monitor their local fire situation, check with local law enforcement agencies for information, and be prepared to evacuate when necessary. Click here for detailed evacuation information.

Threatened: 7,657 residences, 139 commercial, 2,310 outbuildings.
Destroyed: 100 residences, 1 commercial, 129 outbuildings.
I'm not going to repeat the list of fires in this post, but if you go to my previous post, the links in it are still "good" for the individual fires.

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