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California Fire Update

It feels like we break records of the largest fires and the most destructive in California history every year. 2020’s fire season is breaking records again with 28 fires currently burning, already destroying over three million acres, displacing thousands, killing 24 with many still missing, and consuming over four thousand structures, according to Cal Fire.

16,500 brave firefighters are working tirelessly to contain the blazes across the state. Unfortunately, the northeastern part of the state will again return to dangerous weather conditions, leading to red flag warnings, while temperatures will continue to rise in central and southern California.

This dangerous weather is most worrisome for the North Complex Fire in Plumas and Butte Counties which has killed 14, burned over 240,000 acres, and as of Monday night, is only 38% contained.

Here are the fires still actively burning in California:

  • Shackleford Fire, Siskiyou County
  • Willow Fire, Yuba County
  • Oak Fire, Mendocino County
  • LNU Lightning Complex, multiple North Bay counties
  • SCU Lightning Complex, multiple Easy Bay counties
  • CZU Lightning Complex, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties
  • Schoolhouse, Siskiyou County
  • North Complex, Plumas County
  • Creek Fire, Fresno County
  • Valley Fire, San Diego County
  • El Dorado Fire, San Bernardino County
  • Butte/Tehama/Glenn (BTU/TGU) Lightning Complex, multiple Counties
  • August Complex, Tehama County 
  • SQF Complex, Tulare County
  • Slater/Devil Fires, Siskiyou County
  • Bullfrog Fire, Fresno County
  • Fork Fire, El Dorado County
  • Bobcat Fire, Los Angeles County
  • Lake Fire, Los Angeles County
  • Dolan Fire, Monterey County 
  • Apple Fire, Riverside County
  • Red Salmon Complex – Humboldt County
  • W-5 Cold Springs, Lassen County
  • Blue Jay Fire, Mariposa County
  • Wolf Fire, Tuolumne County
  • Woodward Fire, Marin County
  • Slink Fire, Mono County
  • Moraine, Tulare County
  • Rattlesnake, Tulare County

See an interactive map here.

Fire season is a scary time for so many people in so many different communities. It goes without saying to always be fire aware and fire safe. That means knowing how and when to evacuate safely. Be prepared for wildfire by having an evacuation plan in place, knowing where to go in case of an emergency, and knowing what to bring along. Read how to prepare for a wildfire here and stay safe.