The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), in conjunction with state, local and federal partners, is coordinating the deployment of mutual aid resources in support of statewide wildfires.
As of September 10, 2022, Cal OES has deployed 352 local government and OES engines and 1,436 personnel through the state’s Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System. Currently, these mutual aid resources are helping fight seven different wildfires burning in six counties across the state.
In Placer County, the Mosquito Fire started on September 6 near the Oxbow Reservoir. The fire has burned 33,754 acres and is 0 percent contained.
In Riverside County, the Fairview Fire ignited on September 5 near the city of Hemet. As of September 10, the fire has burned 28,307 acres and is 40 percent contained.
In Siskiyou County, the Mill and Mountain fires both ignited on September 2. The Mill Fire, near the city of Weed, has burned more than 3,950 acres and is 85 percent contained. The Mountain Fire, east of Gazelle Mountain, has burned 11,330 acres and is 60 percent contained.
The Coyote Fire, also burning in Siskiyou County, started on September 7 near Coyote Ridge, west of Red Rock Lakes. The fire has burned 297 acres and is 55 percent contained.
In Madera County, the Fork Fire ignited on September 7 near North Fork. The fire has burned 819 acres and is 50 percent contained.
In San Bernadino County, the Radford Fire started on September 6 North of Highway 38 in the Barton Flats Area. The fire has burned 1,088 acres and is 59 percent contained.
The Cal OES Fire and Rescue Division coordinates the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System, which moves local government resources across the state in support of all-risk emergency response on behalf of local, state, and federal government fire organizations. Cal OES assigns local government fire agencies with fire apparatus to maintain surge capacity during day-to-day duties and major events/emergencies.
The public is urged to remain aware of their surrounding conditions and to avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation, such as yard work, target shooting, or campfires and follow local fire restrictions. The public is also reminded to have an emergency plan in place, emergency preparedness kits at home and vehicles full of fuel. Sign-up for emergency alerts, listen to local authorities and warnings, and be prepared to evacuate if necessary.
The Cal OES Warning Center and State Operations Center will monitor conditions and be ready for further resource requests as necessary.