Cal OES Prepositions Firefighting Resources, Personnel in Advance of Critical Fire Weather in Three Northern California Counties (UPDATED)


NOTE: This has been updated as of May 20, 2022


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 and a dispatcher in Lake, Colusa and Yolo counties.

The prepositioned fire resources include:

Lake County: 3 Local Government Type 3 Engines, 1 Local Government Type 2 Water Tender, 1 Dispatcher

Colusa County: 4 Local Government Type 3 Engines,1 Local Government Type 1 Water Tender

Yolo County: 4 Local Government Type 3 Engines,1 Local Government Type 2 Water Tender

The National Weather Service is forecasting widespread extreme fire weather over parts of Northern California through Friday evening. A Red Flag Warning was issued on May 19.. According to National Weather Service Sacramento, wind gusts could reach up to 35-45 mph and possibly stronger in wind-prone mountain areas.

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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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