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California Statewide Fire Summary

CALIFORNIA – Over 16,000 firefighters continue to battle 18 major fires and lightning complexes across California. Firefighters continue to make good progress with increased containment figures on all of the fires, and even full containment on two of the large wildfires. As progress is made, many of the evacuation orders have been lifted or downgraded. However, nearly 40,000 people remain evacuated from the current wildfires.

Since the lightning siege that started on Saturday, August 15, 2020, there have been nearly 14,000 lightning strikes. During this time-period, there have been more than 875 new wildfires, which have now burned over 1.46 million acres. In this siege, there have been seven reported fatalities and over 2,800 structures destroyed.

Seasonable weather conditions continue to aid firefighters in their efforts towards containment at lower elevations. Above 2,000 feet firefighters are still seeing low humidity without recovery at night. Warmer conditions are expected over the weekend and Isolated thunderstorms are still possible in the upper portion of northern California and the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. A heat advisory is in effect for the northern most counties.

Californians need to take steps to prevent sparking a wildfire. To learn more ways to prevent sparking a wildfire visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**
LNU Lightning Complex Fire, Napa County (more info…)
Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Solano, and Yolo Counties
State DPA, SRA, Napa County
*375,209 acres, 63% contained
*Hennessey (merged fires) 317,909 acres, 62% contained
*Wallbridge 54,940 acres, 64% contained
*Meyers 2,360 acres, 99% contained
*1,198 structures destroyed
*Evacuations in place

SCU Lightning Complex Fire, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties (more info…)
Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties
*383,157 acres, 60% contained
*20 fires in the complex, several have merged together
*Canyon/Reservoir (merged) 380,053 acres 60% contained
*Deer 3,104 acres 100% contained
*Evacuations and road closures in place
*104 structures destroyed

CZU August Lightning Fire, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties (more info…)
San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties
*84,860 acres, 39% contained
*Warnell Fire has now merged into CZU Lightning
*Evacuations in place
*1,361 structures destroyed

BTU/TGU Lightning Complex Fire, Butte and Glenn Counties (more info…)
Butte, Tehama and Glenn Counties
*59,229 acres, 40% contained
*Elkhorn 39,620 acres, 40% contained
*Ivory/Doe 16,100 acres, 90% contained
*Potters (5-4) 927 acres, 97% contained

River Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
East of Salinas
*48,088 acres, 95% contained
*30 structures destroyed
*Repopulation is complete

Carmel Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
South of Carmel
*6,905 acres, 97% contained
*73 structures destroyed
*Repopulation is complete

Moc Fire, Tuolumne County (more…) FINAL
Moccasin
*2,857 acres, 100% contained

**Federal Incidents**
Lake Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
Southwest of Lake Hughes
* 31,089 acres, 87% contained
*Structures threatened

August Complex, Tehama County (more…)
Grindstone Canyon, Elk Creek
*236,288 acres 20% contained
*Includes the Hull Fire and Doe Fire

Dolan Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
Ventana Wilderness – Los Padres National Forest
* 29,434 acres, 25% contained
Apple Fire, Riverside County (more info…)
Cherry Valley
*33,424 acres, 95% contained

North Complex Fire, Plumas County (more info…)
Southwest of Susanville – Plumas National Forest
* 62,017 acres, 37% contained
*Evacuations in place
*Includes the Sheep and Claremont Fire

Loyalton, Vegetation Fire, Sierra County (more info…)
East of Loyalton – Tahoe National Forest
*47,029 acres, 93% contained

Red Salmon Complex – Shasta-Trinity National Forest (more info…)
Northeast of Willow Creek, CA
*23,969 acres, 42% contained

SQF Complex, Tulare County (more info…)
East of Giant Sequoia National Monument/ Golden Trout Wilderness
*36,562 acres, 0% contained
*Castle and Shotgun Fires merged into this complex

W-5 Cold Springs, Lassen County (more info…)
East of Madeline.
*80,483 acres, 54% containment

Dome, San Bernardino County (more info…)
Mojave National Preserve
*43,273 acres, 95% contained

Blue Jay/Wolf Fire, Mariposa County (more info…)
Yosemite National Forest
*774 acres, 15% contained

Woodward Fire, Marin County (more info…)
Point Reyes National Seashore
*4,465 acres 17% contained

**Contract County**
Johnson, Vegetation Fire, Los Angeles County (more info) FINAL
East of Elizabeth Lake
290 acres, grass and brush, 100% contained

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