California Statewide Fire Summary
By Gazette Staff Writer — Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Nearly 6,500 firefighters continue to battle seven major wildfires across California. Thanks in part to cooler temperatures; firefighters are making good progress on containment on all the fires. While a majority of the large wildfires are burning on federal land, CAL FIRE and local fire departments continue to support the US Forest Service with fire resources.
The Rim Fire burning near and in Yosemite National Park has now burned 235,841 acres (369 square miles) and is now 75% contained. The Rim Fire remains the 4th largest wildfire in California’s recorded history. See the Top 20 list.
Much of Northern California will continue to experience cooler temperatures and even light rainfall in some areas. By mid-week, a drying trend is likely along with very gusty winds, which will increase the fire danger. In Southern California higher humidity and light winds will continue to cause the large fire threat to be low for the next several days, but temperatures will begin to increase and conditions will once again begin drying out.
Fires of Interest:
**CAL FIRE Incidents**
**Unified Command Fires**
Corral Complex, Humboldt County (more info…)
Fish Fire, Tulare County (more info…)
Windy Fire, Tulare County
Gobblers Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)
Aspen Fire, Fresno County (more info…)