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California Fire Updates: Red Flag Warnings Have Been Lifted Across California

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 28, 2020 – Red Flag Warnings across the state have been lifted, providing some relief in weather conditions. Nearly 5,000 firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California while responding yesterday to 23 new wildfires, and despite Red Flag Warning conditions, all were contained.

Seasonable weather conditions will persist across California today, as Red Flag Warnings have expired.

In Northern California, gusty offshore winds from northern foothills to the coast will continue and gradually diminish into the afternoon. In Southern California, Santa Ana winds are expected to be light, however, gusts up to 20-25 mph are possible in some locations.

High pressure building over much of California will lead to a warming trend through the weekend, with temperatures warming to 10-15 degrees above normal Saturday through Monday, with temperatures in the 90’s across the valley of Southern California.

With no significant rainfall in sight, California remains dry and ripe for wildfires. All Californians are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts in case a fire or other emergency occurs in their area. Residents can sign up for the alerts in each county by visiting www.calalerts.org/signup.html, and can learn more about other ways to be ready for any emergency by visiting www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

Fires of Interest:

**Unified Command**
Blue Ridge, Orange County, (More info…)
Yorba Linda area
*14,334 acres, grass and brush, 16% contained
*Incident is in a complex with Silverado, CAL FIRE IMT-6 is assigned

Silverado Fire, Orange County (more info…)
Off Santiago Canyon Rd and Silverado Canyon Rd, in Silverado
*13,354 acres, 25% 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 (Eldorado National Forest)
*94 acres, timber, 10% contained

August Complex, multiple Counties (more info…)
Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Tehama and Trinity Counties
Elk Creek and Stonyford area (Mendocino National Forest)
*1,032,648 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)
*378,701 acres, 63% 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
*169,921 acres, 75% 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, 70% contained
*Continued structure threat

North Complex, Plumas County (more info…)
Northeast of Oroville to southwest of Quincy (Plumas National Forest)
*318,930 acres, 96% contained
*15 fatalities
*2,352 structures destroyed

Slater Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
5 miles North of Happy Camp (Klamath National Forest)
*156,773 acres, 85% contained
*2 fatalities

Devil Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
5 miles north of Upper Devil’s Peak (Klamath National Forest)
*8,885 acres, 67% contained

Fork Fire, El Dorado County, (more info…)
15 miles northeast of Pollock Pines (El Dorado National Forest)
*1,670 acres, 85% contained

Red Salmon Complex – Humboldt County (more info…)
14 miles northeast of Willow Creek (Shasta-Trinity National Forest)
*143,836 acres, 78% contained

Blue Jay Fire, Mariposa County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*6,840 acres, 50% contained

Wolf Fire, Tuolumne County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*1,935 acres, 40% contained

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

Rattlesnake, Tulare County (more info…)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness
*6,867 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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