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Tubbs Fire between Calistoga and Santa Rosa, photo from twitter user DadDollarDebt

Progress Made Toward Wildfire Containment, Death Toll Rises

CALIFORNIA — Firefighters beat back flames on several fronts overnight, as crews worked to prepare for gusty winds. Some Red Flag Warnings have now been lifted, and containment numbers have dramatically increased on some of the fires, while crews continue the effort to locate and identify those who have perished.

Tragically, the death toll has now risen to 40, and officials expect that number to climb as hundreds are still unaccounted for.

There are currently about 11,000 firefighters working day and night up and down the state. 217,566 acres have burned in the current 15 large fires, with an estimated 5,700 structures destroyed. Resources continue to arrive from across the state and country.  There are 15 engines from the Cal Fire Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit assigned to fires in other units.

As progress has been made on several fronts, many evacuations have been able to be lifted. As of Sunday morning, nearly 75,000 people remain evacuated.

Winds across Northern California have been fairly light this morning and the earlier Red Flag Warnings for the area were lifted at 8 a.m.

In Southern California, Red Flag Warnings remain in effect due to gusty winds, low humidity and high fire danger. The winds are likely to continue throughout the day.

Fires in Fresno, San Luis Obispo and San Diego have been contained.

Residents are urged to be prepared for wildfires now. Learn more by visiting www.ReadyForWildfire.org

The cause of these fires remains under investigation.

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

CENTRAL LNU COMPLEX (4 fires)
In unified command with Santa Rosa Fire Department & Sonoma County Sheriff
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned
20 civilian fatalities

Tubbs Fire 
Sonoma and Napa Counties
Between Calistoga and Santa Rosa
35,470 acres, 60% contained
Significant number of structures destroyed

Pocket Fire
Sonoma County
North of Geyserville
11,246 acres, 25% contained

Nuns Fire
Sonoma County
East of Hwy 12 from east Santa Rosa to east of Sonoma
47,106 acres, 25% contained

Oakmont Fire
Sonoma County
Near Oakmont
550 acres, 15% contained

SOUTHERN LNU COMPLEX (2 fires)
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned

Atlas Fire
Napa & Solano Counties
South of Lake Berryessa and northeast of Napa
51,057 acres, 56% contained
6 civilian fatalities
Significant structures destroyed

MENDOCINO-LAKE COMPLEX (2 fires)
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned
Redwood Valley, Mendocino County
North of Hwy 20 in Potter Valley and Redwood Valley
35,000 acres, 35% contained
8 civilian fatalities
Significant structures destroyed

Sulphur Fire,
Lake County
Clearlake Oaks
2,207 acres, 70% contained

WIND COMPLEX (4 fires)
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned

Cascade Fire
Yuba County
Loma Rica area
9,989 acres, 87% contained
4 civilian fatalities
Significant structure destroyed

Lobo Fire
Nevada County
Rough and Ready area
821 acres, 96% contained
Multiple structures destroyed

LaPorte Fire
Butte County
Bangor area
6,151 acres, 80% contained

OTHER FIRES

Cherokee Fire
Butte County
North of Oroville
8,417 acres, 90% contained

Honey Fire
Butte County
Southwest of Paradise
150 acres, 90% contained

Long Fire
Lake County
Hwy 20 & Long Valley Rd, 5 east of Clearlake Oaks
100 acres, 25% contained

Silver Fire
Fresno County FINAL
Northwest of Squaw Valley
58 acres, 100% contained

Lynch Fire
San Luis Obispo County FINAL
North of Lake Nacimiento
73 acres, 100% contained

Loma Fire
San Diego County FINAL
Camp Pendleton
80 acres, 100% contained

**Unified Command Incidents**

Canyon 2 Fire
Orange County
Hwy 91 & Gypsum Canyon Rd, Anaheim City
9,217 acres, 75% contained
Unified command with CAL FIRE, Orange County, Anaheim and City of Orange

**Federal Incidents**

River Fire
Trinity County NEW
Community of Mad River
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
85 acres, 25% contained

Photo by Twitter user: @DadDollarDebt

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