ACTIVE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: Sunday, July 26, 2015

BIG FIVE: Start: Unknown. Location: Big Five Basin near the Chagoopa Plateau, Sequoia National Park. Cause: Lightning. Acres: 90. Personnel: 2. Containment: In monitor status via air.

CUTCA FIRE: Start: 7/24/15. Time: 1600 PDT. Location: In steep and inaccessible terrain E of Cutca Valley, S of Long Canyon; 2 miles N of the Palomar Observatory in Cleveland National Forest. Cause: Unknown. Acres: 167. Personnel: 544. Containment: 20%.

Longline Operations Cutca Helibase

Longline Ops on the Cutca Fire – Courtesy via Inciweb

DAM FIRE:  Start:  7/26/15. Time:  1730 PDT.  Location:  Off of Dam Road, near the City Of Clearlake in Lake County.  Cause:  Unknown.  Acreage:  10.  Containment:  0%.

KYBURZ FIRE: Start: 7/23/15. Time: 1358 PDT. Cause: Lightning. Location: E of Whitehall and Hwy 50. Acres: 98. Resources: 24 Engines. 7 Crews. 5 Water Tenders. 3 Copters. Personnel: 304. Comment: 2 NEW Fires: Blue Lakes and Cody Lake started but were contained by Incident personnel. Containment: 80%.

LOWELL FIRE:   Start:  7/25/15.  Time:  1437 PDT.  Cause:  Unknown.  Location:  In the Steep Hollow drainage in Nevada County.  Personnel:  771.  Injuries:  4 Firefighters sustained Burn Injuries and have been airlifted to area Hospitals. Resources:  81 Fire Engines, 30 Fire Crews, 9 Airtankers, 12 Copters, 12 Dozers, 10 Water Tenders.  Acres:  1500. Containment:  5%.

QUEEN FIRE:  Start:  7/25/15.  Time:  0204 PDT.  Cause: unknown.  Location:  Off Hwy16 / McKinnon Rd; 5 miles SE of Pecwan in Humboldt County.  Acres:  150.  Containment:  20%.

WILLOW FIRE: Start: 7/25/15: Time: 1430 PDT. Cause: Under investigation: Location: Sierra National Forest. Personnel: 450. Acres: 1,121. Containment: 5%.

View from Central Camp Road – Courtesy via Inciweb

WRAGG FIRE:  Start:  7/22/15.  Time:  1424 PDT.  Cause:  Initially reported as a vehicle accident but is still under investigation. Personnel:  1,729.  Resources:  133 Fire Engines, 43 Fire Crews, 13 Copters, 24 Dozers, 13 Water Tenders, 6 IMT Staff.  Damage:  1 outbuilding and 1 tent trailer destroyed.  1 structure damaged. Acres:  6,900.  Containment:  60%.

[c] 2915 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 7/26/15 [Sunday] 1754 PDT