The Ponderosa Fire is now 27,978 acres and 57% contained. The fire continued to burn in the Battle Creek and Panther Creek areas with some burning in the Blue Ridge area over the evening. The fire is approximately 2.25 miles west of A line road. Due to the concern that the fire may burn out of the Panther Creek area to the northeast, the contingency line to the east of the fire continues to be strengthened.
Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lassen National Forest
August 22, 2012 - 9:00 am
Current Situation: The Reading Fire is 100% contained. When referring to a wildland fire, the difference between a fire being contained or controlled is that when a fire is contained, a fuel break had been completed around the fire manually by hand line and/or mechanically by dozer line. These fire breaks may also include the use of natural barriers such as rocky outcroppings. When a fire has been controlled, the fireline is secure enough so that flare-ups within the fire perimeter will not break through the line. A fire referred to as contained does not mean that the fire is controlled.