Hough Complex now 586 acres

Feather Publishing
8/20/2013 - 8:00 p.m.
The Forest Service released the following update for the Hough Complex:

Fire Information: For further fire information, call 530-283-7850. Note: telephone number will change when telephones are installed at Fire Camp. Information is also available online at and on Twitter at Central Coast IMT7.

Status: Resources:

Acres Burned: 586

Crews: 7

Cause: Lightning

Engines: 24

Date Started: August 18, 2013

Helicopters: 1

Containment: 40%

Air Tankers: 0

Expected Containment: Aug. 24, 2013

Total Resources Assigned: 248

Current Fire Situation: The Ridge grew in size to 275 acres and is still at 0% containment. The Heights Fire is at 162 acres and is 30% contained. The Johnson, remains at 140 acres with 95% containment. The Hunt stayed at 11 acres and is still at 50% containment. The Keddie, at 18 acres, the Mountain and the Ruby at 1 acre each are 100% contained. The 32, Cooks and Bagley, all three under an acre are also 100% contained. Two new fires materialized today, the Evans at 2 acres and the Peak, currently acreage is unknown. Crews are gaining access to these new starts.

Fuel Type: Shrub, oak and timber

Evacuations: The mandatory evacuations of Arlington Road, between Nelson St and Johnson Ranch Road have been lifted.

Weather Conditions:

Temp: 96 deg Winds: 19 mph Direction: W Relative Humidity: 20

Threats: 100 Residential structures and 125 outbuildings are threatened near the town of Taylorsville.

Structures Destroyed: 0

Injuries: 1

Agency Jurisdiction: US Forest Service

Cooperating Agencies: Cal Fire, Plumas County Sheriff Department


As of 6:00 am, Central Coast Interagency Incident Team 7 has taken command of the complex. Good progress was made today on the various fires with the weather being a contributing factor. Single and occasional group torching was observed. Dry fuels and high temperatures contributed to the new lightning starts.

A community meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm. The location for the community meeting will be at the Community Center Grange Hall at Taylorsville.

Basic Information

Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Sunday August 18th, 2013 approx. 06:30 PM
Location Keddie Ridge/North Arm of Indian Valley/Mt. Hough/Taylorsville area


Planned Actions

Updates for evacuation information will be posted on this site. Please check regularly.


More lightning forecast through Thursday; moisture expected to increase throughout week

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