CAL Fire Fights New Fire – Mt. Madonna

Mt. Madonna Summit, West of Gilroy, CA | CAL Fire Firefighters are currently on scene of a 5-acre fire.

No structures are currently threatened.

More information will be posted as details are received.

Please remember:

* If you are being evacuated, to please get out while you and your family can.  Please don’t put First Responders in harm’s way. They are trying to evacuate you out of the area as quickly as possible to help save your lives.

* Check the web if you are able to for resources such as shelters that accept pets [if applicable] and places you can safely move to.

* If you think you are being smart by using your iPhones, cameras etc to take photos or video of the fire, you may put your and the lives of First Responders in jeopardy.  This is no joke and should be taken seriously.  The fires are moving extremely FAST and are very HOT.  They can seriously burn you or kill you and no one wants that to happen, so please heed all warnings!

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WILDLAND FIRE: Campbell Fire – Lassen National Forest [CA]

CAMPBELL FIRE

Location:  Ishi Wilderness, North of Campbelville.  Lassen National Forest [Susanville, CA].

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Date Started:  Thursday, 1/2/14 around 2000 Hours.

Resources:  500 total personnel.

Size:  500 acres.

Containment Status:  Approximately 40% containment.

Cause: Unknown.

Fire Summary:

Hand crews and air resources continue working to contain a wildfire that remains within the Ishi Wilderness Area boundary north of Campbellville in Tehama County.

As of 3:30 p.m. today (Jan. 6) the Campbell Fire has grown to approximately 680 acres due to northeast winds funneling down the Deer Creek drainage. The fire is traveling west along the south side of the Deer Creek drainage and is 40% contained. Higher than normal temperatures humidities in the low teens and live fuel moistures are the same as for the Chips Fire in 2012.

Nor Cal Team I will transition with Lassen National Forest officials assuming command at approximately 6 p.m. tonight. About 500 personnel from the Forest Service Cal Fire Bureau of Land Management and Chico Fire Department and a half dozen air craft remain assigned to the Fire. Many crews worked through last night to help reach the new containment date and keep the fire from crossing Wildcat Creek. Containment is anticipated on Wednesday January 8.

No structures are threatened or have been damaged and no evacuations are planned. The fire remains more than two miles from Campbellville. It is in steep rugged country making progress slow. Fire crews have checked the spread on the south side protecting the community of Campbellville.

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