Hough Complex Morning Update

The following update was released by the Plumas National Forest at 9:00 August 21.

Status:                                                                     Resources:

Acres Burned: 545                                                             Crews: 7

Cause: Lightning                                                                    Engines: 29

Date Started: August 18, 2013                                              Helicopters: 1

Containment: 40%                                                               Air Tankers: 0          

Expected Containment: Aug. 24, 2013                                Total Resources Assigned: 268


Current Fire Situation: The Ridge grew in size to 275 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 and Cook, both under an acre are also 100% contained. A new fire, the Evans at 2 acres, materialized yesterday and was contained.


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: 93 degrees                  Winds: 5 mph         Direction: NE                   Relative Humidity: 22%


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



 Central Coast Interagency Incident Team 7 took command of the complex yesterday morning. Good progress was made last night on the various fires alathough a new start was discovered yesterday due to "sleepers" flaring up as temperatures and winds increased.  The forecast for thunderstorms today means that the fire conditions will be dynamic as crews stay on high alert for potential changes in fire behavior and weather related hazards.

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


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