: The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

CAL FIRE Serves and Safeguards the People and Protects the Property and Resources of California.

  • 317,919
    Total Emergency Responses
  • 3,630
    Wildfires
  • 228,756
    Acres Burned
  • 1
    Fatalities:
    1 Civilian / 0 Firefighter
  • 148
    Structures:
    50 Damaged / 98 Destroyed

Incident Map

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Currently Active Incidents
Incident Counties Started Acres Containment
Pilot Fire Kern 7/12/2024 50
0%
Athens Fire Placer 7/12/2024 260
90%
Pauba Fire Riverside 7/12/2024 101
5%
Bluff Fire Riverside 7/12/2024 50
50%
Railbridge Fire Butte 7/11/2024 130
75%
Point Fire Humboldt 7/10/2024 85
35%
Cow Fire Tulare 7/09/2024 509
70%
Bogus Fire Siskiyou 7/08/2024 411
65%
Mina Fire Mendocino 7/08/2024 98
80%
Royal Fire Placer 7/07/2024 215
62%
North Fire Modoc 7/07/2024 4,685
65%
Vista Fire San Bernardino 7/07/2024 2,886
17%
Lake Fire Santa Barbara 7/05/2024 38,004
19%
French Fire Mariposa 7/04/2024 908
98%
Shelly Fire Siskiyou 7/03/2024 10,389
1%
Basin Fire Fresno 6/26/2024 14,023
95%
Sheering Fire Tuolumne 6/24/2024 528
89%
All Active Incidents
The information presented here reflects what is known to CAL FIRE and is updated frequently. Learn more about data processing

News and Updates

Join us in exploring the dynamic narratives, insightful videos, and informative resources that showcase the unwavering commitment of CAL FIRE to public safety, emergency response, and the preservation of our state's invaluable natural resources.
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During certain times of the year and in certain parts of the state, residential landscape debris burning of dead vegetation is allowed. Many counties are now offering online Burn Permits for residential burning. Visit burnpermit.fire.ca.gov to learn more. 

CAL FIRE Spotlight

CAL FIRE Spotlight videos showcase the various aspects of CAL FIRE’s operations, including firefighting techniques, equipment, and the day-to-day activities of CAL FIRE personnel.

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Join CAL FIRE

When you join CAL FIRE, you join a family of employees that function as a team. You will build trust and friendship with your co-workers, as together you respond to emergencies and challenging situations.

Are you ready?

Becoming ready for wildfire starts with maintaining defensible space around your property, hardening your home, and planning to evacuate in case of an emergency.

Fuels Reduction

CAL FIRE works year-round to promote healthy forests and protect communities by removing overgrown vegetation through prescribed fire, tree thinning, pruning, chipping, and roadway clearance. Hundreds of projects are completed each year and can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Over $1 Billion Invested in Wildfire Resilience

Significant investments are being made statewide for wildfire prevention and forest health projects. These investments aim to safeguard our iconic landscapes and better protect communities.

Unprecedented Threats. Extraordinary Response.

High-severity wildfire is occurring at striking rates in Sierra Nevada forests. On top of all-hazard emergency and fire response, CAL FIRE is implementing proven fire-prevention strategies, working to enforce sustainable logging practices, and reforesting woodlands after catastrophic events.

About CAL FIRE

The team at California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are dedicated to the fire prevention, fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California’s privately-owned wildlands. In addition, the Department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the State’s 58 counties via contracts with local governments.

Preventing wildfires in the State Responsibility Area is a vital part of CAL FIRE’s mission. While these efforts have occurred since the early days of the Department, CAL FIRE has adapted to the evolving destructive wildfires and succeeded in significantly increasing its efforts in fire prevention. We work to prevent wildfire through wildland pre-fire engineering, vegetation management, fire planning, education and law enforcement.

 

More About CAL FIRE

Gavin Newsom

Office of Governor

Wade Crowfoot

California’s Natural Resources Secretary

Joe Tyler

Director / Fire Chief