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Wildfire 2013

Hough Complex Morning Update 8/22/2013

Feather Publishing
8/22/2013 - 8:25 a.m.
 
The Plumas National Forest has provided the following update on the Hough Complex:
 

 

Status: Resources:

Acres Burned: 545 Crews: 9

Cause: Lightning Engines: 51

Date Started: August 18, 2013 Helicopters: 1

Containment: 40% Air Tankers: 0

Expected Containment: Aug. 24, 2013 Total Resources Assigned: 424

Read more: Hough Complex Morning Update 8/22/2013

 

Hough Complex Evening Update 8/21/2013

Feather Publishing
8/21/2013 - 8:00 p.m.
 

The Plumas National Forest provided the following update:

Hough Complex Update

Fire Information: For further fire information, call 530-284-7120 or 530-284-1815.

Information is also available online at www.inciweb.org and on Twitter at Central Coast IMT7.

Date: August 21, 2013

Status: Resources:

Acres Burned: 420 Crews: 9

Cause: Lightning Engines: 51

Date Started: August 18, 2013 Helicopters: 1

Containment: 40% Air Tankers: 0

Expected Containment: Aug. 24, 2013 Total Resources Assigned: 424

Read more: Hough Complex Evening Update 8/21/2013

 

Thunderstorm creates hazardous conditions for firefighters

Feather Publishing
8/21/2013 - 4:10 p.m
 

A radio message has gone out to all firefighters working on the Hough Complex cautioning them that the thunderstorm moving into the area will have frequent downstrikes and outflow winds in excess of 30 mph.  Additional storms are likely to move through the fire area later today.
 
Three new fire starts have been located within the complex.
  

Chips the bobcat - one year later

BobcatFeather Publishing
8/21/2013 - 3:45 p.m.
 

During last years Chips Fire, an injured  baby bobcat was found by fire fighters.  The bobcat was given the name "Chips" and taken to a wild animal rescue center at Lake Tahoe.  Do you ever wonder what became of Chips?  Click here for a video update one year after the Chips Fire.
 

Thunderstorm shuts down air attack

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A Cal Fire S2T Airtanker from Grass Valley makes one final drop on a new fire just before air operations were suspended due to a strong thunderstorm moving into the fire area.  Phot by Judy Gimple
Feather Publishing
8/21/2013 - 2:50 p.m.
 
All aircraft working the Hough Complex fires are heading back to their bases due to hazardous weather conditions. 
 
A large active thunder storm is moving from the south to the north across eastern Plumas County.  The storm is currently just north east of Quincy and moving into the fire area.  Several lightning strikes have been observed and down draft winds are forecast to be as strong as 60 mph. 
 
There is some moisture associated with the  storm.
  

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