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 13, Cal OES has deployed 302 local government and OES engines and 1,222 personnel through the state’s Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System.
In Placer County, the Mosquito Fire started on September 6 near the Oxbow Reservoir and has burned 48,700 acres and is 18 percent contained.
In Riverside County, the Fairview Fire ignited on September 5 near the city of Hemet. The fire has burned 28,307 acres and is 56 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 3,935 acres and is 90 percent contained. The Mountain Fire, east of Gazelle Mountain, has burned 13,359 acres and is 65 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.