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Updated 7 p.m. on Friday, October 2

Latest: Today, residents can expect Red Flag conditions to continue through into Saturday for Southern Mendocino County, Western Lake County, Western Monterey County, and the North and South Bay. Nearly 17,000 firefighters are working on containing 23 major wildfires across California.

 

Since the start of 2020, 3.9 million acres across the state have burned from a total of over 8,200 wildfires. Currently, 53,000 residents are evacuated across the state. Fatalities increased yesterday to a total of 31 after an LNU Lightning Complex victim succumbed to their injuries.

 

As of today, nearly 8,000 structures have been destroyed.

 

High temperatures will continue, adding to the critical fire weather danger. Any cooling temperatures are not expected until late in the weekend or early next week.

 

Health officials have forecast an air-quality-index of 155 for Friday in the Sacramento region, which is unhealthy for people with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens.

This post will be updated with the latest information on these fires when it is made available. Here are the fires we’re following. Click to get more information:

  • Zogg Fire (Shasta)
  • Glass Fire, includes Boysen and Shady fires (Napa and Sonoma)
  • Creek Fire (Fresno, Madera counties)
  • North Complex, includes Bear and Claremont Fires (Plumas, Lassen, Butte & Yuba)
  • August Complex (Glenn, Mendocino, Lake, Tehama and Trinity counties)
  • LNU Lightning Complex (Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Lake & Yolo counties)
  • SCU Lightning Complex (Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin & Stanislaus counties)

Here are some resources on how to prepare for wildfire and follow fire information

Zogg Fire

Counties: Shasta

Where to Get Information

Acreage and Containment

As of 7 p.m on October 2, this fire had burned 56,168 acres with 46% containment.

Damage, Casualties and Injuries

At least four people have been killed. 170 structures have been destroyed, and 101 structures are threatened.

Evacuations

Evacuations are in effect. Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


Glass Fire

Includes information for the Shady Fire and Boysen Fire.

Counties: Napa, Sonoma

Where to Get Information

Acreage and Containment

As of 7 p.m on October 2, this fire had burned 61,150 acres with 8% containment.

Damage, Casualties and Injuries

At least 826 structures have been destroyed, and 28,835 structures are threatened.

Evacuations

Evacuations are in effect in Napa and Sonoma counties. Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


Creek Fire

Counties: Fresno and Madera

Where to Get Information

Acreage and Containment

As of 7 p.m. on October 2, this fire had burned 312,063 acres with 45% containment. Full containment is expected Oct. 31.

Damage, Casualties and Injuries

Around 200 people were air rescued from the Mammoth Pool area Sept. 5, with at least 10 injuries reported. 10 firefighters have received minor injuries.

856 structures have been destroyed, though damage inspection is not complete. 4,576 structures are threatened. A Damage Assessment Map is now available. 

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:

North Complex

The North Complex is located on the Mt. Hough Ranger District on the Plumas National Forest and consists of numerous lightning fires being managed as one incident. Includes the Claremont Fire and the Bear Fire, now known as the North Complex West Zone.

Counties: Plumas, Lassen, Butte, Yuba

Where to Get Information

Acreage and Containment

As of 10 a.m. Oct. 2, these fires had burned 316,685 acres and 79% contained. The North Complex West (formerly the Bear Fire) makes up 84,595 acres the total and is 95% contained. Full containment is expected November 12.

Casualties, Injuries and Damages

15 people in Butte County have died and two first responders have been injured. At least 2,471 structures have been destroyed. 113 structures have been damaged. A Damage Inspection Map is now available.

Evacuations

New evacuations were called for Pulga, Concow, Big Bend, and Yankee Hill Sunday evening. Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


August Complex

Now the largest recorded fire in California history. The August Complex was initially 37 different fires on the Mendocino National Forest that started on August 17, 2020. On Sept. 11, the fires known as the August Complex, Elkhorn, Hopkins, Willow, and Vinegar were combined and are now collectively known as the August Complex.

Counties: Glenn, Mendocino, Lake, Tehama and Trinity

Where to Get Information

Acreage and Containment

As of 7 p.m. on October 2, these fires had burned 970,930 acres and were 51% contained. This is now the largest recorded fire in California history. Acreage has changed as fires are added or removed from the complex.

Casualties, Injuries and Damages

One firefighter has died on the August Complex. Two additional firefighters were involved in the accident. 11,310 structures are threatened and 21 structures have been destroyed.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


LNU Lightning Complex

Includes the Hennessey Fire, Aetna Fire, Walbridge Fire, Meyers Fire and Round Fire

Counties: Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Lake & Yolo

Where to Get Information

Acreage and Containment

As of 10 a.m. on Sept. 30, these fires have burned 363,220 acres and were 100% contained. As of Sept. 12, Cal Fire will only update containment numbers in the evening.

Casualties, Injuries and Damages

Five civilians have died and five have been injured. At least 1,491 structures have been destroyed, and 232 damaged. No structures are threatened. A Damage Assessment Map is available.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the information on evacuations:


SCU Lightning Complex

Includes the Deer Zone fires (Round Fire, Palm Fire, Marsh Fire and Briones Fire), the Calaveras Zone fires (Kilkare Fire, Arroyo Fire, Mill Creek Fire, Welch Fire, Ohlone Fire and Reservoir Fire) and the Canyon Zone Fires (Peg Leg Fire, Terraville Fire, Del Puerto Fire and Peach Fire)

Counties: Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced and San Benito

Where to Get Information

Acreage and Containment 

As of 10 a.m. on Sept. 30, these fires have burned 396,624 acres and were 100% contained.

Casualties, Injuries and Damages

Two civilians and four first responders have been injured in these fires. 136 structures have been destroyed, and none are threatened.

Evacuations

As of Sept. 7, all evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted. Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


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