Last modified on Aug 23, 2012

Mill Fire

Mill Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 23, 2012 6:30 pm   FINAL
Date/Time Started: August 13, 2012 6:46 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Butte Unit 
County: Tehama County  
Location: Highway 32 in the Mill Creek drainage, northwest of Butte Meadows  
Acres Burned - Containment: 1,641 acres  
Estimated - Containment: 1,641 acres - 100% contained  
Injuries: 3  
Cause: Under investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, USFS, CDCR, Sierra Pacific Industries, Collins Pine Timber Company, California National Guard, CHP, Tehama Co. & Butte Co.Sheriff's Office, Silver Dollar Fairgrounds  
Total Fire Personnel: 668 (611 CAL FIRE) (1,073 at pe  
Total Fire Engines: 15 (13 CAL FIRE) (50 at peak 8/2  
Total Fire crews: 24 CAL FIRE (34 at peak 8/21)  
Total Helicopters: 3 (6 at peak 8/21)  
Total Dozers: 4 at peak 8/21  
Total Water Tenders: 14 (27 at peak 8/21)  
Conditions: The Mill Fire is now 100% contained and no further growth is anticipated. Firefighters will continue mopping up the interior of the fire for the next few weeks

Road Closures: Multiple road closures are in place within the Lassen National Forest. Current information can be found on the Forests website at

Additional Information: Hunters and other visitors to the surrounding Forest are encouraged to visit the Lassen National Forest website for related information.  

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