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Sixteen Large Wildfires Burn Over 320,000 Acres In California

CALIFORNIA – Today there are nearly 13,000 firefighters on the lines of 16 large wildfires burning across California.

To date, these fires have burned over 320,000 acres and damaged or destroyed over 1,600 structures. Some 17,000 homes continue to be threatened by these fires, and more than 32,000 residents have been evacuated.

The Carr Fire is now the sixth most destructive fire in state history, surpassing the 2017 Nuns Fire in Sonoma County. California has received resources from over 16 states.

Cooling temperatures will bring some relief, but winds will increase fire danger in several areas of California. In Northern California, humidity will continue to remain in the single digits with little to no overnight recovery. Winds may pick up today increasing to 20-30 mph.

Southern California could see rain in the Riverside and San Diego areas, but temperatures will continue to reach 90 and even triple digits. Humidity will be low in many areas of Southern California reaching as low as 8 to 15 percent in the afternoons.

Now that you’ve taken steps to keep your family and home fire safe, don’t forget to plan for your pets and livestock. With some advanced planning, you can increase their chances of surviving a wildland fire. Plan for both your small and large pets by visiting Cal Fire’s animal evacuation webpage.

Fires of Interest:

Carr Fire, Shasta County, Whiskeytown & Redding
115,538 acres, 35% contained
Evacuations and road closures in place
15,000 residents evacuated, over 2,500 homes threatened
1,018 residences destroyed, 181 residences damaged
The Carr Fire is now the 6th most destructive fire and 13th most deadly fire in state history. Damage assessment is ongoing. Cal Fire Incident Management Team 1 (Gouvea) is in unified command with Whiskeytown NP (Young)

Mendocino Complex, Mendocino/Lake County
90,912 total acres, 24% contained
Cal Fire Incident Management Team 1 (Kavanaugh) in command
10 residences destroyed, 2 residences damaged
14,600 residents evacuated, over 12,000 structures threatened

River Fire, Hopland
31,898 acres, 38% contained
Evacuations and road closures in place

Ranch Fire, Ukiah
59,014 acres, 15% contained
Evacuations and road closures in place

Ferguson Fire, Mariposa County, Yosemite National Park
62,883 acres, 39% contained
Over 2,800 structures threatened
Evacuations and road closures in effect
California Federal Incident Management Team 4 (Kurth) assigned in unified command with Cal Fire

Steele Fire, Napa County, Capell
135 acres, 96% contained
Eight structures destroyed, four damaged

Corner Fire, Shasta County, Hwy 299 E x Hwy 89, 8 miles E of Burney
State DPA, SRA, Shasta – Trinity Unit/ County
35 acres, brush, timber, 95% contained

Rock Fire, San Diego County, Fallbrook
207 acres, 100% contained

Roxie Fire, Lassen County, West of Susanville
167 acres, 100% contained

Cranston Fire, Riverside County, Hemet
13,139 acres, 89% contained
Evacuations in place
Unified Command Cal Fire and USFS

Whaleback Fire, Lassen County, West of Spaulding (Eagle Lake)
18,342 acres, 40% contained
Evacuations in place
Unified command USFS NorCal Team 1 (Coots), Cal Fire (Ferguson)

Eel Fire, Mendocino County, East of Covelo
865 acres, 0% contained
Structures threatened
Evacuations for Mendocino Pass Rd

Butte Fire, Sutter County, Northwest of Yuba City
900 acres, 20% contained

Georges Fire, Inyo County, Lone Pine
2,883 acres, 70% contained

Horse Creek Fire, Tulare County, John Krebs Wilderness Area
34 acres, 90% contained

Valley Fire, San Bernardino County, Yucaipa
1,350 acres, 29% contained

Natchez Fire, Del Norte County, Southeast of Cave Junction, OR
6,174 acres, 15% contained

Eagle Fire, Modoc County, South of Cedarville
2,100 acres, 95% contained

Owens Fire, Mono County, North of Mammoth Lake
312 acres, 0% contained

 

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