The Ponderosa Fire is burning in Shasta and Tehama Counties west of Mt Lassen in Northern California. The immediate threat is to the communities of Shingletown, Manton and Viola.
This is a Cal Fire show with participating agencies contributing manpower and equipment. As such expect a full scale assault on the fire with the full backing of the state of California.
The fire has consumed 15,000 acres in less than 36 hours. 7 homes have been destroyed. 1,500 firefighting personnel are assigned as of this morning. Expect the total personnel to double in the next 24 hours.