Over 8,000 firefighters are currently battling a dozen major wildfires across California. The threat of lightning-sparked fires has decreased, as many areas along the Northern Sierra saw rainfall with the thunderstorms.
A majority of the fires are burning on National Forest land:
The Rim fire is the largest and least contained fire in California. The last estimate was 53,866 acres with 2% containment. The cause is still under investigation, for the latest information on the fire view “Tuolumne Ranchers Moving Livestock” here.
The Swedes Fire in Butte County Southeast of Oroville is about 2,500 acres with containment is expected today.
The American Fire in Placer County is in the Tahoe National Forest northeast of Foresthill is at 16,812 acres and 60% contained.
The Spring Peak Fire in Mono County is 15 miles Northeast of Mono Lake and is 14,230 acres and 68% contained, mostly in Nevada with some burn into California near Bodie State Park.
The Orleans Complex in Siskiyou County is 19,538 acres and 35% contained. Also in Siskiyou County the Salmon River fire Complex is estimated at 14,325 acres and 95% contained.
The Aspen Fire in Fresno County is 22,791 acres and 95% contained near Huntington Lake.