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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Nov 1, 2020 – Over 4,600 firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California.

Yesterday, firefighters responded to 37 new wildfires, all of which were quickly contained.

As favorable weather conditions remain, firefighters are gaining the upper hand on these fires with containment numbers increasing.

California will be under the influence of a strong high pressure system, with continued warm and very dry conditions.

Winds will generally be light with gusts up 35 mph in some mountain areas. Warm and dry weather will keep fire danger heightened.

With Daylight Saving Time ending early this morning, CAL FIRE reminds all Californians when they change their clocks, to test their smoke alarms.

New smoke alarms have a 10-year battery that don’t need to be replaced annual, while older smoke alarms that use disposable batteries should have them replaced today.

To learn more about smoke alarms visit www.fire.ca.gov and for other emergency preparedness tips visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org

Fires of Interest:

**Unified Command**
Blue Ridge, Orange and San Bernardino Counties (more info…)
Yorba Linda and Chino Hills area
*13,694 acres, 80% contained
*Incident is in a complex with Silverado, CAL FIRE IMT-6 is assigned

Silverado Fire, Orange County (more info…)
Irvine area
*12,466 acres, 82% contained
*Incident is in a complex with Blue Ridge, CAL FIRE IMT-6 is assigned.

**Federal Incidents**
Point, Vegetation Fire, Placer County (more info…)
16 miles east of Foresthill (El Dorado National Forest)
*93 acres, 80% contained

August Complex, multiple Counties (more info…)
Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Tehama and Trinity Counties
Elk Creek and Stonyford area (Mendocino National Forest)
*1,032,649 acres, 93% contained
*1 fatality
*210 structures destroyed
*The fire is being managed in four zones by 4 national Incident Management Teams

Creek Fire, Fresno and Madera Counties (more info…)
Northeast of Shaver Lake (Sierra National Forest)
*380,002 acres, 70% contained
*Evacuations in place
*Heavy tree mortality in the area
*856 structures destroyed
* California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 is in command

SQF Complex, Tulare County (more info…)
3 miles east of Giant Sequoia National Monument
*170,165 acres, 80% contained
*Evacuation order and warnings remain in place
*228 structures destroyed
*California Interagency Incident Management Team 13 is in command.

Coleman Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
North Fort Hunter Liggett
*574 acres, 93% contained
*Continued structure threat

North Complex, Plumas County (more info…)
Northeast of Oroville to southwest of Quincy (Plumas National Forest)
*318,935 acres, 96% contained
*16 fatalities
*2,352 structures destroyed

Slater Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
5 miles North of Happy Camp (Klamath National Forest)
*165,950 acres, 85% contained
*2 fatalities

Devil Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
5 miles north of Upper Devil’s Peak (Klamath National Forest)
*8,856 acres, 67% contained

Fork Fire, El Dorado County, (more info…)
15 miles northeast of Pollock Pines (El Dorado National Forest)
*1,673 acres, 85% contained

Red Salmon Complex – Humboldt County (more info…)
14 miles northeast of Willow Creek (Shasta-Trinity National Forest)
*144,317 acres, 78% contained

Blue Jay Fire, Mariposa County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*6,915 acres, 50% contained

Wolf Fire, Tuolumne County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*2,040 acres, 30% contained

Moraine, Tulare County (more info…)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness
*1,176 acres, 70% contained

Rattlesnake, Tulare County (more info…)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness
*7,241 acres, 40% contained

Dolan Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
Hwy 1, 10 miles south of Big Sur (Los Padres National Forest)
*124,924 acres, 98% contained

Slink Fire, Mono County (more info…)
2 miles west of Coleville (Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest)
*26,759 acres, 90% contained

Apple Fire, Riverside County (more info…)
Oak Glen/Cherry Valley (San Bernardino National Forest)
*33,424 acres, 95% contained

Bobcat Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
North of Duarte (Angeles National Forest)
*115,796 acres, 95% containment

Bullfrog Fire, Fresno County (more info…)
SE of Bullfrog Lake (Sierra National Forest)
*1,185 acres, 60% contained

El Dorado Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)
West of Oak Glen (San Bernardino National Forest)
*22,744 acres, 95% contained
*1 fatality

Top 20 Wildfire Records

  • 5 of the Top 20 largest wildfires in California History have occurred in 2020.
  • Largest Wildfires – #1 August Complex, #3 SCU Lightning Complex, #4 Creek Fire, #5 LNU Lightning Complex, #6 North Complex and #18 SQF Complex
  • Most Destructive – #5 North Complex, #10 Glass Fire, #11 LNU Lightning Complex, #12 CZU Lightning Complex, #17 August Fire, #19 Creek Fire.
  • Deadliest Wildfires – #5 North Complex and #16 LNU Lightning Complex

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