California National Guard crews CH47 and UH60, along with the assigned aircraft fuelers prepare for fog to lift over Quincy before deploying Chinook Helicopter No. 801 (as pictured), and Blackhawk 821 and 822. The Chinook can carry 2,000 gallons and the Blackhawks can deliver 660 gallons each. Water buckets are being filled at Crystal Lake. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne
California National Guard air attack crews prepare to deploy Blackhawk 821 and 822 and Chinook Helicopter No. 801 at the Chester Air Attack Base for use on the Hough Complex fires, Aug. 22. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne
In addition to the fires that are part of the Hough Complex, Plumas National Forest firefighters are very busy attacking fires across the forest that resulted from lightning yesterday afternoon and over night. So far these fires are small and relatively easy to contain due to wet conditions.