Status of at-risk communities in N. State

Per C. Heden at Weatherwest

[F]ears are growing for Platina as the Mcfarland fire has now reached Hiwy36. Today will be critical….hopefully the winds stay light (as forecast).
Unfortunately, not only Platina is on this morning’s hit list. Here’s a quick roundup of the bigger fires and key threatened communities….but note only north Hayfork, Taylorsville and Platina are in imminent danger ATTM.

McCash/Cronan – Happy Camp
Haypress – Etna/Trinity Center
Monument – Hayfork and Weaverville (+ many other smaller communities such as Junction City).
Dixie – Taylorsville, w/possible run towards Susanville in the longer term.

Fire status 8/23 PM

ANTELOPE INCIDENT Acres Burned: 68,537 Percent Contained: 37% Current as of 8/23/2021, 5:35 PM

MCCASH INCIDENT Acres Burned: 19,707 Percent Contained: 0% Current as of 8/23/2021, 5:00 PM

HAYPRESS (RIVER COMPLEX) INCIDENT Type: Wildfire Daily Fire Perimeter Acres Burned: 59,934.73Current as of 8/23/2021, 8:17 AM

MONUMENT INCIDENT Acres Burned: 150,011 Percent Contained: 20% Current as of 8/23/2021, 5:53 PM

MCFARLAND INCIDENT Acres Burned: 118,090 Percent Contained: 68% Current as of 8/23/2021, 5:26 PM

DIXIE INCIDENT Acres Burned: 727,896 Percent Contained: 40% Current as of 8/23/2021, 5:45 PM Note: the Dixie complex is now so vast that meteorologists are now making forecasts for the North Dixie and the South Dixie as they are no in two different meteorological zones.

CALDOR INCIDENT Acres Burned: 114,166 Percent Contained: 9% Current as of 8/23/2021, 5:55 PM

The weather outlook for all major fires in northern California remains favorable until at least Friday, will light winds and cooler, more humid conditions.

Wildfires as of Sunday PM 8/21

ANTELOPE INCIDENT Acres Burned: 66,912 Percent Contained: 30% Current as of 8/22/2021, 5:28 PM

MCCASH INCIDENT Acres Burned: 18,143 Percent Contained: 0% Current as of 8/22/2021, 5:17 PM

HAYPRESS INCIDENT Acres Burned: 85,219 Percent Contained: 0% Current as of 8/22/2021, 11:11 AM

MONUMENT INCIDENT Acres Burned: 148,213 Percent Contained: 20% Current as of 8/22/2021, 6:09 PM

MCFARLAND INCIDENT Acres Burned: 117,985 Percent Contained: 66% Current as of 8/22/2021, 6:35 PM

DIXIE INCIDENT Acres Burned: 724,110 Percent Contained: 38% Current as of 8/22/2021, 5:45 PM

CALDOR INCIDENT Acres Burned: 104,309 Percent Contained: 5% Current as of 8/22/2021, 5:58 PM

Fire activity PM 8/21/21

Six tankers engaged in heavy aerial attack on the southern flank of the Caldor fire this afternoon. Antelope fire now over 100 square miles.

ANTELOPE INCIDENT Acres Burned: 66,021 Percent Contained: 29% Current as of 8/21/2021, 7:05 PM

MCCASH INCIDENT Acres Burned: 13,623 Percent Contained: 0% Current as of 8/21/2021, 6:36 PM

HAYPRESS INCIDENT Acres Burned: 53,071 Percent Contained: 0% Current as of 8/21/2021, 7:22 AM

MONUMENT INCIDENT Acres Burned: 145,357 Percent Contained: 16% Current as of 8/21/2021, 5:40 PM

DIXIE INCIDENT Acres Burned: 717,308 Percent Contained: 36% Current as of 8/21/2021, 5:48 PM

CALDOR INCIDENT Acres Burned: 90,107 Percent Contained: 0% Current as of 8/21/2021, 5:58 PM