California Statewide Fire Summary

California Statewide Fire Summary

UPDATE - Friday, October 20, 2017

Cooler temperatures and rainfall across California provided for minimal fire activity overnight, allowing crews to continue to make good progress on the active wildfires. Today, nearly 10,000 firefighters are still battling 9 large wildfires burning in the
State. As of this morning, just over 15,000 people remain evacuated from the fires. While the damage assessment is nearing completion, the latest estimates now put the destruction at an estimated 7,700 structures. In fact, the Tubbs Fire alone has sadly broken the record as the most destructive wildfire in California’s history. To view the entire “Top 20 Most Destructive Wildfires” click here.
 
While Northern California experienced rain overnight in most areas, lowering the fire risk for today, the National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch in Southern California due to gusty winds and low humidity through the weekend.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Overnight firefighters continued their battle against 17 wildfires that have burned 221,754 acres. Several of the wildfires merged with other fires, while full containment was made on three other. While several of the fires experienced winds overnight they were relatively light, but a Red Flag Warning has been issued for later tonight when winds are expected to increase again. Tonight the winds are forecast to be stronger that experienced Thursday with gusts up to 45mh. The death toll has risen to 31 across 4 fires as estimates remain that 3,500 homes and other structures have been destroyed. Hundreds of additional fire engines and firefighters have begun to arrive from several other states, not only to help relieve crews on the frontlines, but to be ready for the possibility of new wildfires that may ignite during the Red Flag Warnings.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 

17 large wildfires that started in the past 24 hours continue to burn across California and have burned over 115,000 acres. The winds that fanned these fires Sunday night and Monday morning have decreased significantly, but local winds and dry conditions continue to pose a challenge. With the decrease in the winds combined with cooler weather, firefighters made good progress overnight. Sheriff officials have confirmed that 11 people have died as a result of the wildfires in Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa and Yuba counties. These fires have already burned an estimated 1,500 homes and commercial structures. Several Damage Assessment Teams have been deployed to get a full account of the destruction.

Yesterday Governor Brown declared a State of Emergency in Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba Counties, as well as a State of Emergency in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada and Orange counties.

Red Flag Warnings in Southern California due to gusty winds and high fire risk remain in place, but are expected to end later this morning. The warnings in Northern California have all ended, but breezy and dry conditions remain.

Historically, October is when California experiences its largest and most damaging wildfires. Residents are asked to remain prepared for wildfires. Learn more evacuation tips by visiting www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

 Tubbs Fire, Sonoma and Napa County (more info…)

Between Calistoga and Santa Rosa

  • 27,000 acres
  • Significant number of commercial and residential structures destroyed
  • CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned

Atlas Fire, Napa County (more info…)

South of Lake Berryessa and northeast City of Napa

  • 25,000 acres
  • Multiple structures destroyed
  • CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned

Redwood Complex, Mendocino County (more info…)

Hwy 20, Potter Valley and Redwood Valley area

  • 21,000 acres
  • Multiple structures destroyed
  • CAL FIRE Incident Management Team activated

 

Cascade Fire, Yuba County (more info…)

Maryville Road and Loma Rica Road, Loma Rica

  • 11,500 acres, 15% contained    
  • Now part of the Wind Complex

Lobo Fire, Nevada County (more info…) 

Rough and Ready area

  • 880 acres, 23% contained
  • Multiple structures destroyed
  • CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned
  • Now part of the Wind Complex

 

McCourtney Fire, Nevada County (more info…)

McCourtney Road, southwest of Grass Valley

  • 72 acres, 60% contained
  • Now part of the Wind Complex

LaPorte Fire, Butte County (more info…) 

Avacado Road and Dunstone Road, Bangor

  • 3,500 acres, 10% contained
  • Now part of the Wind Complex

 

Pocket Fire, Sonoma County 

Pocket Ranch Rd and Ridge Ranch Rd, Geyserville

  • 500 acres

 

Sulphur Fire, Lake County

Hwy 20 and Sulphur Bank Road, Clearlake Oaks

  • 2,500 acres, 10% contained

 

Partrick Fire, Napa County 

Partrick Rd, west of Napa

  • 1,000 acres

Nuns Fire, Sonoma County (more info…)

Hwy 12 north of Glen Ellen

  • 5,000 acres
  • This includes the Adobe Fire in Kenwood

Point Fire, Calaveras County (more info…)

Hwy 26 & Higdon Rd., West Point

  • 130 acres, 25% contained

 

Cherokee Fire, Butte County (more info…) 

Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane, Oroville

  • 7,500 acres, 40% contained

 

 

Honey Fire, Butte County

Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane, Oroville

  • 90 acres, 30% contained

 

37 Fire, Sonoma County

Hwy 37 & Lakeville Highway near Skaggs Island

·             2,000 acres, 40% contained

 

Blue Fire, Humboldt County

Lake Blvd and Hwy 299, east of Eureka

  • 20 acres, 100% contained

 

Jones Fire, Shasta County

Argonaut Trail and Dry Creek Rd, Jones Valley

  • 40 acres, 50% contained

 

Ridge Fire, Shasta County

Bartlett Springs Rd, community of Clearlake

  • 87 acres, 75% contained 

 

**Unified Command Incidents**

Canyon 2 Fire, Orange County (more info…) 

Hwy 91 & Gypsum Canyon Rd, Anaheim City

  • 7,500 acres, 5% contained
  • Unified command with CAL FIRE, Orange County, Anaheim and City of Orange

 

**Federal Incidents**

Pozo Fire, San Luis Obispo County (more info…) 

3 miles west of Pozo

US Forest Service – Los Padres National Forest

  • 35 acres
  • CAL FIRE is assisting

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