Santa Clara Unit

The Santa Clara Unit (SCU) has within its borders three Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara) and the western portion of two Central Valley (Western San Joaquin and Western Stanislaus) Counties. This Unit is characterized by large urban population centers which are adjacent to the wildland areas creating some of the largest wildland urban interface areas in California. No other Northern Region Unit has a greater population within its borders. The 1991 Oakland Hill’s Tunnel Fire is the largest recorded structure destroyed (2,900 structures) in California history and is the state’s second deadliest (25 fatalities) fire. The Unit also has vast wildland areas within its borders such as the largest State Park, Henry Coe. This diversity creates some unique challenges for the Unit.


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No burning signCAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit Bans All Burning

CAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit has banned all outdoor burning due to extreme fire conditions. This ban is to include all burning in the State Responsibility Areas within Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties and the Western portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. More info...

 


image of burn pileDeclaration of Fire Season in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa Counties and the Western portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties

Fire Season declared in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa and the western portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties effective June 18, 2018. More info...

 


image of burn pileCALFIRE Santa Clara Unit Suspends Burn Permits in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa Counties and the Western portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties

Suspension of all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa and the western portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties effective June 18, 2018. More info...

 


image of fire lookoutCopernicus Peak Fire Lookout Volunteer Recruitment

CAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit and the Forest Fire Lookout Association are currently recruiting fire lookout volunteers to staff our Copernicus Peak fire lookout.
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