Incident UpdateAirola Fire
Date: 08/30/2021 Time: 7:09 AM
Firefighters continue to make good progress improving control lines and mopping up. Critical fire conditions of strong winds, low humidity, and extremely dry fuels have prompted a Red Flag Warning for this morning through Tuesday evening.
Northern California has experienced large fire activity and will likely experience an extended fire season. Fires burning in northern California are exhibiting extreme fire growth based on critical fuel conditions. The prioritization of resources is always based on life, property, and natural resources. Under these drought conditions, wildfires are burning rapidly with extreme severity and have traveled up to 8 miles in a single day. Fire spread is fuel driven and does not depend on wind speed, as we have seen in previous years. Firefighters are experiencing conditions never seen before, such as increased rates of spread, spotting and active nighttime burning. We coordinate very closely with the US Forest Service and CalOES for our local and out of state partners, to ensure resources are shared.
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