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 16, Cal OES has deployed 256 local government and OES engines and 1,028 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 69,908 acres and is 20 percent contained.
In Siskiyou County, the Mountain Fire ignited east of Gazelle Mountain on September 2 and has burned 13,440 acres and is 80 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.