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California statewide fire summary

Over 5,600 firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 29 new wildfires, all of which were quickly contained. More cooperative weather continues to aid firefighters in their efforts towards containment on the on-going wildfires. In fact, as good progress has been made in Orange County, many evacuations have been lifted or downgraded to warnings. The winds have decreased significantly across the State; however high pressure will continue to bring warm and dry conditions through next week. Some areas will experience locally breezy winds, especially in the mountains and canyons.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a 16 death on the North Complex. A copy of their release can be found here. This brings the total number of fatalities to 32 since the fire siege and increased fire activity started on August 15, 2020.

Even with cooler weather, California has not received significant rainfall leading to continued heighten fire danger. The public is urged not to let their guard down. To learn more ways to be prepared for wildfires, and how to prevent sparking a wildfire, visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

Fires of Interest:

**Unified Command**

Blue Ridge, Orange County, (More info…)
Yorba Linda area
*14,334 acres, 30% contained
*Incident is in a complex with Silverado, CAL FIRE IMT-6 is assigned

Silverado Fire, Orange County (more info…)
Irvine area
*13,390 acres, 40% contained
*Incident is in a complex with Blue Ridge, CAL FIRE IMT-6 is assigned.

**Federal Incidents**
Point, Vegetation Fire, Placer County (more info…)
16 miles east of Foresthill (Eldorado National Forest)
*99 acres, timber, 10% contained

August Complex, multiple Counties (more info…)
Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Tehama and Trinity Counties
Elk Creek and Stonyford area (Mendocino National Forest)
*1,032,648 acres, 93% contained
*1 fatality
*210 structures destroyed
*The fire is being managed in four zones by 4 national Incident Management Teams

Creek Fire, Fresno and Madera Counties (more info…)
Northeast of Shaver Lake (Sierra National Forest)
*378,701 acres, 63% contained
*Evacuations in place
*Heavy tree mortality in the area
*856 structures destroyed
* California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 is in command

SQF Complex, Tulare County (more info…)
3 miles east of Giant Sequoia National Monument
*170,032 acres, 75% contained
*Evacuation order and warnings remain in place
*228 structures destroyed
*California Interagency Incident Management Team 13 is in command.

Coleman Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
North Fort Hunter Liggett
*574 acres, 70% contained
*Continued structure threat

North Complex, Plumas County (more info…)
Northeast of Oroville to southwest of Quincy (Plumas National Forest)
*318,930 acres, 96% contained
*16 fatalities
*2,352 structures destroyed

Slater Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
5 miles North of Happy Camp (Klamath National Forest)
*156,773 acres, 85% contained
*2 fatalities

Devil Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
5 miles north of Upper Devil’s Peak (Klamath National Forest)
*8,885 acres, 67% contained

Fork Fire, El Dorado County, (more info…)
15 miles northeast of Pollock Pines (El Dorado National Forest)
*1,673 acres, 85% contained

Red Salmon Complex – Humboldt County (more info…)
14 miles northeast of Willow Creek (Shasta-Trinity National Forest)
*143,836 acres, 78% contained

Blue Jay Fire, Mariposa County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*6,840 acres, 50% contained

Wolf Fire, Tuolumne County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*1,940 acres, 40% contained

Moraine, Tulare County (more info…)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness
*988 acres, 70% contained

Rattlesnake, Tulare County (more info…)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness
*6,867 acres, 40% contained

Dolan Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
Hwy 1, 10 miles south of Big Sur (Los Padres National Forest)
*124,924 acres, 98% contained

Slink Fire, Mono County (more info…)
2 miles west of Coleville (Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest)
*26,759 acres, 90% contained

Apple Fire, Riverside County (more info…)
Oak Glen/Cherry Valley (San Bernardino National Forest)
*33,424 acres, 95% contained

Bobcat Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
North of Duarte (Angeles National Forest)
*115,796 acres, 95% containment

Bullfrog Fire, Fresno County (more info…)
SE of Bullfrog Lake (Sierra National Forest)
*1,185 acres, 60% contained

El Dorado Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)
West of Oak Glen (San Bernardino National Forest)
*22,744 acres, 95% contained
*1 fatality

Top 20 Wildfire Records

  • 5 of the Top 20 largest wildfires in California History have occurred in 2020.
  • Largest Wildfires – #1 August Complex, #3 SCU Lightning Complex, #4 Creek Fire, #5 LNU Lightning Complex, #6 North Complex and #18 SQF Complex
  • Most Destructive – #5 North Complex, #10 Glass Fire, #11 LNU Lightning Complex, #12 CZU Lightning Complex, #17 August Fire, #19 Creek Fire.
  • Deadliest Wildfires – #5 North Complex and #16 LNU Lightning Complex

This article was released by CAL FIRE.