UPDATED: Statewide Fire Map, Statistics – 8/23/12
SACRAMENTO (9:00 a.m. PST) – Fires continue to spark around the state, but mutual aid assistance is in full effect for California fire crews combating the flames. The Mill Fire in Tehama County is 95% contained and has burned 1,680 acres. The Chips Fire is 40% contained and has burned 63,147 acres. The Ponderosa Fire in Tehama and Shasta Counties is 57% contained and has burned 27,978 acres. For more information on fires around the state, click here for the map or check out our live updated map on our website here.
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