CAL FIRE – With a Red Flag Warning in place over much of Northern California, crews continue to battle 25 major wildfires with gusty winds and low humidity. Early this morning, the Glass Fire ignited in Napa County, rapidly growing to 800 acres. More than 17,000 firefighters remain on the front lines. Yesterday, firefighters made good progress on a number of the fires, as well as containing 17 new initial attack wildfires that occurred across the State.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,100 wildfires that have burned well over 3.7 million acres in California. Since August 15, when California’s fire activity elevated, there have been 26 fatalities and over 7,000 structures destroyed.

A Red Flag Warning continues today through Monday through much of Northern California, bringing gusty winds and low humidity, creating critical fire weather conditions.  A Fire Weather Watch is in effect Monday across the Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego Mountains, Santa Clarita Valley and San Diego Valley due to gusty Santa Ana winds and low humidity. Warm temperatures persist across the state. Watch this short video on the Red Flag Warning.
 
Are you prepared if a wildfire should strike nearby?  With Red Flag conditions in many parts of the state over the next few days, fires in these areas can spread rapidly.  Making quick and safe evacuation is critical to protecting your life and your family. To learn ways to be prepared, visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.  

Fires of Interest:

Dolan Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
Hwy 1, 10 miles south of Big Sur (Los Padres National Forest)
*128,417 acres, 57% contained
*Structures threatened
*California Interagency Incident Command Team 15 in command

Creek Fire, Fresno County (more info…)
Northeast of Shaver Lake (Sierra National Forest)
*302,870 acres, 39% contained
*Evacuations in place
*Heavy tree mortality in the area
*855 structures destroyed
*CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 in unified command with USFS Great Basin Team 1

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Glass Fire, Napa County, (more info…)  NEW
4 miles east of Calistoga
*800 acres, 0% contained 
*Evacuation orders in effect and additional evacuations in progress 
*North Bay Type III Incident Management Team on order 

LNU Lightning Complex, multiple North Bay counties (more info…)
Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Colusa, Solano, and Yolo Counties
*363,220 acres, 98% contained
*While no growth is expected, fire suppression repair work is ongoing.
 
SCU Lightning Complex, multiple Easy Bay counties (more info…)
Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara San Joaquin, Merced, and Stanislaus Counties
*396,624 acres, 98% contained
*While no growth is expected, fire suppression repair work is ongoing.
 
Butte/Tehama/Glenn (BTU/TGU) Lightning Complex, multiple Counties (more info…)
Butte, Tehama and Glenn Counties
*19,609 acres, 97% contained
*14 structures destroyed
*While no growth is expected, fire suppression repair work is ongoing. 
 
**Unified Command Incidents**

North Complex, Plumas County (more info…)
northeast of Oroville to southwest of Quincy (Plumas National Forest)
*305,188 acres, 78% contained
*15 fatalities
*2,342 structures destroyed
*Evacuations in place
*Includes the Bear and Claremont Fire
*CAL FIRE Team 4 is in unified command with US Forest Service IMT Team 4, Butte County Sheriff’s Office and California State Parks

SQF Complex, Tulare County (more info…)
3 miles east of Giant Sequoia National Monument
*149,888 acres, 47% contained
*Evacuations in place
*232 structures destroyed
*CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 6 in unified command with USFS Team 2

**Coordinated Command Incidents**

August Complex, multiple Counties (more info…)
Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Tehama and Trinity Counties
Elk Creek and Stonyford area (Mendocino National Forest)
*873,079 acres, 43% contained
*South Zone 487,666 acres, 70% contained
*North Zone 280,577 acres, 36% contained
*West Zone 104,836 acres, 70% contained
*1 fatality
*86 structures destroyed
*Includes multiple fires including the Elkhorn, Hopkins, Willow, Vinegar, and Doe fires
*A California Interagency Incident Management Team and Great Basin Team in command
*CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 3 & 5 are deployed on the West Zone of the complex

**Federal Incidents**

Snow Fire, Riverside County (more info…)
Snow Creek Rd, west of Palm Springs
*6,254 acres, 90% contained

El Dorado Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)
West of Oak Glen (San Bernardino National Forest)
*22,666 acres, 92% contained
*1 fatality
*10 structures destroyed
*California Interagency Incident Management Team 13 in command
 
Fox Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…) 
7 miles southwest of Callahan
*2,188 acres, 83% contained
*Evacuations in place
  
Slater Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
5 miles North of Happy Camp (Klamath National Forest)
*154,102 acres, 32% contained
*2 fatalities
*Evacuation orders in place
 
Devil Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
5 miles north of Upper Devil’s Peak (Klamath National Forest)
*8,406 acres, 18% contained

Bobcat Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
North of Duarte (Angeles National Forest)
*114,004 acres, 61% containment
*Evacuations in place
*Unified command with the US Forest Service, Los Angeles County Fire Department and Monrovia Fire Department
 
Bullfrog Fire, Fresno County (more info…)
SE of Bullfrog Lake (Sierra National Forest)
*1,185 acres, 45% contained

Fork Fire, El Dorado County, (more info…)
15 miles northeast of Pollock Pines (El Dorado National Forest)
*1,667 acres, 70% contained
 
Lake Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
Southwest of Lake Hughes
Angeles National Forest / Los Angeles County Fire Department
* 31,089 acres, 97% contained

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

Red Salmon Complex – Humboldt County (more info…)
14 miles northeast of Willow Creek (Shasta-Trinity National Forest)
*110,113 acres, 31% contained        

Blue Jay Fire, Mariposa County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*4,598 acres, 50% contained

Wolf Fire, Tuolumne County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*1,077 acres, 35% contained

Woodward Fire, Marin County (more info…)
3 miles southwest of Olema (Point Reyes National Seashore)
*4,929 acres, 97% contained
 
Slink Fire, Mono County (more info…)
2 miles west of Coleville (Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest)
*26,759 acres, 86% contained

Moraine, Tulare County (more info…)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness
*668 acres, 70% contained
 
Rattlesnake, Tulare County (more info…)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness 
*4,070 acres, 0% contained

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 LNU Lightning Complex, #5 North Complex, and #6 Creek Fire.
  • Most Destructive – #5 North Complex, #10 LNU Lightning Complex, #11 CZU Lightning Complex, and #17 Creek Fire.

Deadliest Wildfires – #5 North Complex and #20 LNU Lightning Complex.

Getting through this together, Paso Robles