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California Statewide Fire Summary

SACRAMENTO – Nearly 12,000 firefighters are battling nearly two dozen major fires and complexes across California. Overnight firefighters continued to make progress despite extreme weather conditions. Since the lightning siege started on Saturday, August 15, 2020 there have been nearly 12,000 lightning strikes. During this time-period, there have been more than 560 new wildfires, most of which have been contained due to aggressive firefighting. Those fires have burned over 771,00 acres in total.

For more detailed information on each fire click on this link.

As we move into the weekend, fire danger remains elevated with a few holdover lightning ignitions still possible. A warming trend is likely. Gusty winds are expected in the Eastern Sierra today, elevating the fire danger. Fire officials are monitoring the weather closely as lightning is expected to return Sunday night through Tuesday across Northern California.

Since January 1, 2020, CAL FIRE has responded to over 5,600 wildfires.

The recent spike in wildfire activity is an important reminder for residents to take steps to prevent sparking a wildfire. Having an evacuation plan, a supply kit, and important paperwork will make it easier when it is time to GO. Remember one less spark, means One Less Wildfire. Learn more at www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

Fires of Interest:

Salt Fire, Calaveras County (more info…)
Northeast of Copperopolis
*1,789 acres, 75% contained

Carmel Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
South of Carmel
*4232 acres, 0% contained
*Evacuations in place

Hills Fire, Fresno County (more info…)
South of Coalinga
*1,900 acres 45% contained

River Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
East of Salinas
*39, 464 acres, 9% contained
*Approximately 3,000 structures threatened
*Approximately 9,000 people have been evacuated

3-4 Fire, Tehama County (more info…)
Southwest of Red Bank
*7,000 acres, 0% contained

Creek Fire, Mendocino County (more info…)
Northeast of Covelo
*820 acres, 90% contained
*Two structures destroyed

3-19 Fire, Mendocino County (more info…) FINAL
Southeast of Potter Valley
*62 acres, 100% contained
*One structure destroyed

LNU Lightning Complex Fire, Napa County (more info…)
Napa County
State DPA, SRA, Napa County
*219,067 acres, 7% contained
*Hennessey (merged fires) 105,000 acres, 0% contained
*Wallbridge 14,500 acres, 0% contained
*Meyers 3,000 acres, 0% contained
*Round 4,000 acres, 0% contained
*Aetna 4,500 acres, 0% contained
*Estimated 480 structures destroyed
*Evacuations in place

Jones Fire, Nevada County (more info…)
Northwest of Nevada City
*705 acres, 25% contained
*Evacuation in place
*5 residential structures destroyed

CZU August Lightning Fire, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties (more info…)
San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties
*50,000 acres, 0% contained
*Waddell fire, 600 acres 0% contained
*Evacuations in place
*20 residential structures destroyed

SCU Lightning Complex Fire, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties (more info…)
Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties
* 229,968 acres, 10% contained
*20 fires in the complex
*Marsh 3,000 acres, 99% contained
*Canyon 174,866 acres, 0% contained
*Reservoir 51,619 acres, 10% contained
*Deer 3,294 acres, 70% contained
*Arroyo 190 acres, 90% contained
*Evacuations and road closures in place

Lake Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
Southwest of Lake Hughes
* 28,912 acres, 52% contained
*Continued structure threat
*Road closures in the area

Dolan Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
Ventana Wilderness – Los Padres National Forest
* 8,500 acres, 0% contained

Ranch 2 Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
San Gabriel Canyon
*4,237 acres, 39% contained
*Road closures in place

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
* 16,244 acres, 5% contained
*Evacuations in place
*Road and trail closures in effect

Loyalton, Vegetation Fire, Sierra County (more info…)
East of Loyalton – Tahoe National Forest
* 46,872 acres, 60% contained

Red Salmon Complex – Shasta-Trinity National Forest (more info…)
Northeast of Willow Creek, CA
*16,485 acres, 39% contained

Holser, Vegetation Fire, Ventura County/Los Angeles County (more info…)
South of Lake Piru
*3,000 acres, 80% contained

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