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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Nov 3, 2020 – This morning nearly 4,100 firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California. With favorable weather conditions firefighters are working hard to increase containment lines.

Yesterday, firefighters responded to 23 new wildfires and quickly contained them.

Continued quiet, dry, and mild conditions continue through much of the week for most of the State. Elevated fire weather conditions continue across the southern California mountains through midweek, where local wind gusts to 30 mph and very dry conditions are expected.

Areas of coastal fog are expected tonight into Wednesday morning.

Significant change in the weather pattern expected Friday and into the weekend with much cooler temperatures expected statewide by the weekend. Fire weather conditions may become elevated for parts of the state during the windiest conditions on Friday.

The forecast for November predicts warmer and drier than average across much of California. Many areas in Northern California, as well as the Southern Coast and Los Angeles Basin, will remain at an above normal potential for significant fire.

Despite cooler temperatures, fire danger remains elevated due to lack of rainfall and warmer than normal temperatures. CAL FIRE continues to be staffed and prepared for wildfires, and is asking all Californians to do the same.

To learn ways to prepare for wildfires, as well as other emergency preparedness tips, visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

With CAL FIRE’s Incident Management Team 6’s transitioning out of command of the two Orange County fires, and the remainder of the current fire activity occurring on federally owned land, this will be the last Statewide Fire Summary until fire activity increases. For the latest on the current fires from the US Forest Service visit www.inciweb.org.

Fires of Interest:
**Unified Command**
Blue Ridge, Orange and San Bernardino Counties, (More info…)
Yorba Linda and Chino Hills area
*13,694 acres, 96% contained
*CAL FIRE IMT-6 transitioning command back to Orange County Fire Authority.

Silverado Fire, Orange County (more info…)
Irvine area
*12,466 acres, 98% contained
*CAL FIRE IMT-6 transitioning command back to Orange County Fire Authority.

Cypress Fire, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties (more info…) FINAL
Near Jurupa Hills Regional Park
*150 acres, 100% contained

**Federal Incidents**
Point, Vegetation Fire, Placer County (more info…)
16 miles east of Foresthill (Eldorado National Forest)
*93 acres, 97% 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)
*380,345 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
*170,512 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)
*165,982 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)
*186,000 acres, 98% 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
**Unified Command**

Blue Ridge, Orange and San Bernardino Counties, (More info…)
Yorba Linda and Chino Hills area
*13,694 acres, 96% contained
*CAL FIRE IMT-6 transitioning command back to Orange County Fire Authority.

Silverado Fire, Orange County (more info…)
Irvine area
*12,466 acres, 98% contained
*CAL FIRE IMT-6 transitioning command back to Orange County Fire Authority.

Cypress Fire, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties (more info…) FINAL
Near Jurupa Hills Regional Park
*150 acres, 100% contained

**Federal Incidents**
Point, Vegetation Fire, Placer County (more info…)
16 miles east of Foresthill (Eldorado National Forest)
*93 acres, 97% 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)
*380,345 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
*170,512 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)
*165,982 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)
*186,000 acres, 98% 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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