This is a view of the Bear Fire from Lake Davis as it erupted yesterday. Photo by Bob Spencer

Cal Fire releases statewide summary

Following is a summary of the wildfires burning in California as posted by Cal Fire this morning:

Yesterday, and overnight, wind conditions allowed many fires to grow significantly with extreme fire behavior. While containment on many of last month’s lightning fires grows closer, several new wildfires ignited and were fanned by strong gusty winds.

Today approximately 14,000 firefighters are battling 28 major wildfires across California.  The newest fire, the Willow in Yuba County, broke out late last evening near the community of Dobbins, forcing evacuations.  The Bear Fire, which is part of the North Complex, spread rapidly yesterday due to Red Flag conditions and moved towards multiple communities east of Oroville, and forced more evacuations.

This year, wildfires have now burned over 2.5 million acres in California.  There have been 8 fatalities and over 3,700 structures destroyed.

While Red Flag Warnings remain in effect across much of the state, winds are expected to weaken as we go through the day. Wind gusts are possible up to 55mph in mountain and foothill areas. Minimum humidity will be mainly in the single digits and teens through Wednesday and will likely increase Thursday. Tomorrow, wind conditions improve and seasonal temperatures and dry conditions will persist into the weekend.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**
Willow Fire, Yuba County (more info…) NEW
Willow Glen Road, Dobbins
*500 acres, 0 containment
*Evacuations in progress

Oak Fire, Mendocino County (more info…)
North of Willits
*863 acres, 10% contained
*Evacuations in place

LNU Lightning Complex, multiple North Bay counties (more info…)
Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Colusa, Solano, and Yolo Counties
*363,220 acres, 92% contained
*Hennessey (merged fires) 317,909 acres, 92% contained
*Wallbridge 54,940 acres, 95% contained
*1,491 structures destroyed
*Evacuations in place
*CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 2 in command

SCU Lightning Complex, multiple Easy Bay counties (more info…)
Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara San Joaquin, Merced, and Stanislaus Counties
*396,624 acres, 96% contained
*20 fires in the complex, several have merged together
*Evacuations and road closures in place
*224 structures destroyed
*CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 6 command

CZU August Lightning Complex, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties(more info…)
*86,509 acres, 83% contained
*Multiple fires
*Evacuations and road closures in place
*1,490 structures destroyed
*CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 3 command

**Unified Command Incidents**
Creek Fire, Fresno County (more info…)
Northeast of Shaver Lake (Sierra National Forest)
*163,138 acres, 0% contained
*Evacuations in effect
*Heavy tree mortality in the area
*CAL FIRE and US Forest Service in unified command
*CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1
*Great Basin Team 1 enroute

Valley Fire, San Diego County (more info…)
Near Alpine (Cleveland National Forest)
*17,565 acres, 11% contained
*Evacuations in effect
*CAIIMT 15 in command
*CAL FIRE and US Forest Service in unified command

El Dorado Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)
West of Oak Glen (San Bernardino National Forest)
*11,479 acres, 19% contained
*Evacuations in place
*California Interagency Incident Management Team 11 in unified command with CAL FIRE, Yucaipa Fire Department and San Bernardino County Fire Department

Butte/Tehama/Glenn (BTU/TGU) Lightning Complex, multiple Counties (more info…)
Butte, Tehama and Glenn Counties
*69,735 acres, 58% contained
*Elkhorn 50,126 acres, 55% contained
*Ivory/Doe 16,100 acres, 95% contained
*Potters (5-4) 927 acres, 98% contained
*Includes multiple other smaller fires
*16 structures destroyed
*CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4 in command

Sheep Fire, Lassen County (more info…) FINAL
4 miles southwest of Susanville (Plumas & Lassen National Forest)
*29,570 acres, 100% contained
*26 structures destroyed
*CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit and CA IMT 10 in unified command

*Federal Incidents**
Fork, Vegetation Fire, El Dorado County, (more info…) NEW
South Fork Rd x Trail View, 15 miles northeast of Pollock Pines
Federal DPA, FRA/SRA, El Dorado National Forest
*3,500 acres, brush and timber, 0% contained
*Evacuation orders remain in place

Slater, Vegetation Fire, Siskiyou County, (more info…) NEW
5 miles North of Happy Camp
Klamath National Forest
*25,000 acres, timber, 0% contained
Evacuations orders in place

Bobcat Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
North of Duarte
Angeles National Forest
*11,456 acres, 0% containment
*Evacuations in progress
*EA Silver Team command

Lake Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
Southwest of Lake Hughes
Angeles National Forest / Los Angeles County Fire Department
* 31,089 acres, 96% contained

August Complex, Tehama County (more info…)
Elk Creek and Stonyford area (Mendocino National Forest)
*421,889 acres 24% contained
*Includes multiple fires including the Doe Fire

Dolan Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
Hwy 1, 10 miles south of Big Sur (Los Padres National Forest)
*94,034 acres, 20% contained
*Structures threatened
*Type 1 NW Team 2 (Allen) in command

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

North Complex, Plumas County (more info…)
Southwest of Susanville  (Plumas National Forest)
*40,843 acres, 51% contained
*Evacuations in place
*Includes the Bear and Claremont Fire
*Includes the Bear Contingency Fire, 60,000 acres, 0% contained, Butte County
*Bear Contingency is the SRA portion of the Bear fire in the PNF North Complex
*CA IMT Team 1 is in command

Red Salmon Complex – Humboldt County (more info…)
14 miles northeast of Willow Creek (Shasta-Trinity National Forest)
*66,108 acres, 17% contained

SQF Complex, Tulare County (more info…)
25 miles north of Kernville (Sequoia National Forest)
*64,258 acres, 7% contained
*Castle and Shotgun Fires merged into this complex

W-5 Cold Springs, Lassen County (more info…)
11 miles east of Madeline (Bureau of Land Management – Northern CA District)
*84,817 acres, 98% containment

Blue Jay Fire, Mariposa County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*1,200 acres, 15% contained

Wolf Fire, Tuolumne County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*624 acres, 0% contained

Woodward Fire, Marin County (more info…)
3 miles southwest of Olema (Point Reyes National Seashore)
*4,895 acres, 96% contained

Slink Fire, Mono County (more info…)
2 miles west of Coleville (Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest)
*21,755 acres, 36% contained

Hobo, Vegetation Fire, Trinity County (more info…)
North of Helena (Shasta Trinity National Forest)
*413 acres, 90% contained

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

Rattlesnake, Tulare County (more info…)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness
*1,060 acres, 0% contained

 

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