In advance of critical fire weather, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically prepositioned critical fire resources to include fire engines, water tenders, a dozer and a dispatcher in five northern California counties – Lake, Colusa, Sierra, Sonoma, and Nevada.
The prepositioned fire resources include:
Lake County: 4 Local Government Type 3 Engines, 1 Local Government Type 2 Water Tender, 1 Local Government Dispatcher
Colusa County: 4 Local Government Type 3 Engines, 1 Local Government Type 2 Engine, 1 Local Government Type 2 Water Tender
Sierra County: 3 Local Government Type 3 Engines, 1 Local Government Type 6 Engine, 2 Local Government Type 1 Water Tenders, 1 Local Government Type 2 Dozer
Nevada County: 1 Local Government Dispatcher
Sonoma County: 5 Local Government Type 3 Engines, 1 OES Type 1 Water Tender, 1 Local Government Dispatcher
The National Weather Service is forecasting widespread extreme fire weather over parts of Northern California through Wednesday evening. A Red Flag Warning was issued until midnight tonight due to abundant lightning on dry fuels.
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The public is urged to remain aware of their surrounding conditions and to avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation. 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.
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