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Red Flag Warnings Issued Throughout California Due to Critical Fire Weather

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 22, 2020 – The National Weather Service has issued several Red Flag Warnings due to critical fire weather up and down the state. Despite Red Flag Warning conditions, firefighters were able to contain several wildfires, including the destructive Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma Counties. Learn more about these warnings in this short video: https://youtu.be/ImAGkPaiPM8. Today there ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 20,2020 – Over 7,000 firefighters remain on the frontlines today of 22 wildfires across the state, 12 of which remain major incidents. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 31 new initial attack wildfires across the State. A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service due to critical fire weather. This warning is in effect through ...

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Creek Fire Has Eclipsed 350,000 Acres

A virtual public meeting will be held tonight at 7:00 PM on the Sierra National Forest Facebook page. North Fork – Oct. 19,2020 –  The Creek Fire which is the largest single fire incident in the state of California has now burned 350,331 acres with 61% containment and full containment not expected until late October. It has destroyed 856 structures ...

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California Fire Updates

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 17, 2020 – Today Over 8,000 firefighters remain on the frontlines of 20 wildfires across the state, 12 of which remain major incidents.  Yesterday, firefighters across the State responded to 38 new wildfires, and despite Red Flag Warning conditions in many areas, all were quickly contained. A Red Flag Warning for critical fire weather continues today in ...

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More Than 12,000 Firefighters Working Towards Full Containment on 14 Major Fires in California

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 12, 2020 – Over 12,600 firefighters continue to work towards containment on 14 major wildfires across the state. There are six other large wildfires that will continue fire suppression strategies until the fires are fully contained. However, because these fires have seen no significant growth and are experiencing minimal fire behavior, they have been removed as fires ...

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Creek Fire Now 55% Contained With More Than 333,000 Acres Charred

NORTH FORK – Oct. 12, 2020 – With the Creek Fire now at more than 55% contained and having consumed more than 333,000 acres there are still more than 1800 personnel fighting hard to bring full containment that is not expected until the end of the month. MADERA COUNTY – North Zone – Engine crews continue to patrol and monitor the ...

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PG&E Installs More Than 300 Weather Stations and 130 Fire Watch Cameras So Far in 2020; More Planned Before End of Year

SAN FRANCISCO — A rapidly growing network of weather stations and high definition cameras across High-Fire Threat Districts provide Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) meteorologists and analysts, weather-watchers and first responders with detailed, real-time information that’s crucial during California’s wildfire season. So far in 2020, PG&E has added 300 weather stations and 137 fire watch cameras this year as it ...

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Significant Progress Made on Many of the California Fires

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 10, 2020 – More than 13,800 firefighters continue to work towards containment on 21 major wildfires across the state. Several of the fires are over 95% contained and no growth is expected, yet full containment likely wouldn’t be reached until rainfall occurs. Yesterday, firefighters also responded to 19 new wildfires, quickly bringing full containment to all. Since ...

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California Major Fires Now at 20

CALIFORNIA – Oct. 9, 2020 – More than 14,000 firefighters continue to work towards containment on 20 major wildfires across the state. Yesterday, firefighters also responded to 14 new wildfires, quickly bringing full containment to all. Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,400 wildfires that have burned well over 4 million acres in California. To date, the ...

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Better Weather Aiding in Creek Fire Efforts

MADERA COUNTY – Oct. 9, 2020 – North Zone – With mop-up nearly complete along the stretch of uncontained fireline around Little Shuteye Peak, crews have progressed to gridding the green fuels adjacent to those lines, looking for hidden sparks and embers smoldering. This activity indicates that the fireline north and south of Little Shuteye Peak is approaching containment status. ...

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