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CalFire releases California Statewide Fire Summary for August 20, 2021

Today more than 12,460 firefighters continue to battle 14 large wildfires across the state. Yesterday firefighters responded to 27 new wildfires, all of which were quickly contained. Since January 1, there have been 6,630 wildfires that have burned more than 1.4 million acres. While all Red Flag Warnings for extreme fire weather have been lifted, firefighters continue to work against drought-stricken conditions.

West to southwest winds are projected to continue through the weekend and into next week. On Saturday, gusts up to 30 – 35 mph are expected in many areas, including the Greater Lake Tahoe area, Lassen, Eastern Plumas and Eastern Sierra Counties. After a brief break from dense smoke, smoke will likely return to areas of the Sierra crest and into far western Nevada starring tomorrow afternoon. In Southern California, temperatures will be on the cool side, remaining a little below normal through Sunday.

With the weekend approaching, CAL FIRE is asking all Californians to take steps to prevent sparking a wildfire. To learn more ways to prevent sparking a wildfire, visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

Fires of Interest

**CAL FIRE Incidents**
Glen Fire, Yuba County (more info…)
Northwest of Dobbins
*184 acres, 99% contained

**Unified Command Fires**
Dixie Fire, Butte, Plumas, Lassen, Tehama & Shasta Counties (more info…)
Feather River Canyon
*700,630 acres, 35% contained
*Nearly 16,000 structures threatened
*1,225 structures destroyed (14th most destructive wildfire)
*Unified Command CAL FIRE, USFS, BLM, and National Park Service
*CAL FIRE IMT 3 and Interagency IMT 4 are in command

Caldor Fire, El Dorado County (more info…)
South of Grizzly Flats – El Dorado National Forest
*73,415 acres, 0% contained
*Evacuation orders and warnings remain in place
*Nearly 6,900 structures threatened
*More than 100 structures destroyed
*Damage assessment in progress
*Emergency forest closure of all lands, roads, and trails within the El Dorado National Forest
*Unified Command CAL FIRE and USFS
* CAL FIRE IMT 6, in command with USFS

French Fire, Kern County (more info…)
West of Lake Isabella – Sequoia National Forest
*4,272 acres, 5% contained
*Evacuation orders in place
*Unified Command Kern County, USFS, and BLM

McFarland Fire, Shasta, Trinity & Tehama Counties (more info…)
West of Platina – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
*115,996 acres, 52% contained
*Evacuation orders and warnings remain in place
*Unified Command CAL FIRE and USFS
*CA Interagency IMT 10, in command with CAL FIRE

Monument Fire, Trinity County (more info…)
5 miles west of Big Bar – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
*142,250 acres, 10% contained
*Unified Command CAL FIRE and USFS
*CAL FIRE IMT 5 and Alaska IMT in command with USFS

**Federal Incidents**
Antelope Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
South of Tennant – Klamath National Forest
*64,827 acres, 30% contained

River Complex, Siskiyou & Trinity Counties (more info…)
West of Callahan – Klamath National Forest
*80,400 acres, 10% contained
*Complex is comprised of 23 fires; 16 fires contained

McCash Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
Ten Bear Mtn McCash Creek – Six Rivers National Forest
*7,659 acres, 0% contained

Walkers Fire, Tulare County (more info…)
Northeast of Springville – Sequoia National Forest
*2,482 acres, 15% contained

Lava Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
Northeast of the community of Weed – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
*26,409 acres, 85% contained

Beckwourth Complex, Lassen/Plumas Counties (more info…)
Northeast of Beckwourth – Plumas National Forest
*105,670 acres, 98% contained

Tamarack Fire, Alpine County (more info…)
South of Gardnerville – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
*68,637 acres, 82% contained

**Local Incidents**
Cache Fire, Lake County (more info…)
Clearlake – Lake County Fire Protection District
*75 acres, 40% contained
*CAL FIRE assisting

**Extended Attack Incidents**
Bell Fire, Mendocino County (more info…)
5 miles east of Leggett – (CAL FIRE)
*50 acres, 100% contained – FINAL