​California Statewide Fire Summary October 24, 2020

Over 5,300 firefighters contain to work towards full containment on 21 wildfires in California, 12 of which remain major incidents. Yesterday, windy conditions were experienced across Northern California which challenged efforts in containing the 24 new initial attack wildfires that broke out Friday across the State. All but two of the initial attack fires were contained, while crews are continuing to make good containment on fires in Napa and Humboldt counties.

Today winds are expected to light, but the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for much of Northern California starting Sunday due to extreme fire weather. Winds will likely be 20-30 mph, with gusts of up to 70+mph. These winds are forecast to be the strongest event this year.

In anticipation for the critical fire weather, CAL FIRE increased staffing and has been coordinating with local fire agencies in preposition fire resources in these critical areas. Officials continue to urge the public to ensure they are prepared for wildfires, as well as take all precautions outdoors to prevent sparking a wildfire. This weekend, CAL FIRE is asking residents in these Red Flag areas to use extreme caution outdoors in order to help prevent accidently sparking a wildfire. To learn more ways to prepare and prevent wildfires, visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

Fires of Interest

Fires of Interest:

**State Incidents**
Pope Fire, Napa County (more info…)  **NEW**
1.5 miles southeast of Pope Valley
*67 acres, 50% contained



Redwood Fire, Humboldt County (more info…)  **NEW**
5 miles northwest of Bridgeville
*102 acres, 80% contained


**Federal Incidents**

August Complex, multiple Counties (more info…)
Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Tehama and Trinity Counties

Elk Creek and Stonyford area (Mendocino National Forest)
*1,032,607 acres, 93% contained

*1 fatality

*210 structures destroyed
*The fire is being managed in four zones by 4 national Incident Management Teams


Creek Fire, Fresno and Madera Counties (more info…)
Northeast of Shaver Lake (Sierra National Forest)
*358,967 acres, 61% contained

*Evacuations in place

*Heavy tree mortality in the area

*856 structures destroyed

* California Interagency Incident Management Team 1 is in command


SQF Complex, Tulare County (more info…)
3 miles east of Giant Sequoia National Monument
*169,330 acres, 75% contained

*Evacuation order and warnings remain in place

*228 structures destroyed

*California Interagency Incident Management Team 13 is in command.


Coleman Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
North Fort Hunter Liggett
*574 acres, 68% contained
*Continued structure threat


North Complex, Plumas County (more info…)

Northeast of Oroville to southwest of Quincy (Plumas National Forest)

*318,930 acres, 95% contained

*15 fatalities
*2,352 structures destroyed


Slater Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)

5 miles North of Happy Camp (Klamath National Forest)

*156,682 acres, 85% contained
*2 fatalities


Devil Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)

5 miles north of Upper Devil’s Peak (Klamath National Forest)

*8,885 acres, 65% contained


Fork Fire, El Dorado County, (more info…)

15 miles northeast of Pollock Pines (El Dorado National Forest)

*1,670 acres, 85% contained


Red Salmon Complex – Humboldt County (more info…)

14 miles northeast of Willow Creek (Shasta-Trinity National Forest)
*143,507 acres, 75% contained        


Blue Jay Fire, Mariposa County (more info…)

Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*6,840 acres, 50% contained


Wolf Fire, Tuolumne County (more info…)

Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*1,935 acres, 40% contained


Moraine, Tulare County (more info…)

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness

*988 acres, 70% contained


Rattlesnake, Tulare County (more info…)

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness 

*6,867 acres, 40% contained


Dolan Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
Hwy 1, 10 miles south of Big Sur (Los Padres National Forest)
*124,924 acres, 98% contained


Slink Fire, Mono County (more info…)
2 miles west of Coleville (Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest)

*26,759 acres, 90% contained


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


Bobcat Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)

North of Duarte (Angeles National Forest)

*115,796 acres, 95% containment


Bullfrog Fire, Fresno County (more info…)

SE of Bullfrog Lake (Sierra National Forest)

*1,185 acres, 60% contained


El Dorado Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)
West of Oak Glen (San Bernardino National Forest)
*22,744 acres, 95% contained

*1 fatality


Top 20 Wildfire Records

  • 5 of the Top 20 largest wildfires in California History have occurred in 2020.
  • Largest Wildfires - #1 August Complex, #3 SCU Lightning Complex, #4 LNU Lightning Complex, #5 Creek Fire, #6 North Complex and #18 SQF Complex
  • Most Destructive - #5 North Complex, #10 Glass Fire, #11 LNU Lightning Complex, #12 CZU Lightning Complex, #17 August Fire, #19 Creek Fire.
  • Deadliest Wildfires - #5 North Complex and #16 LNU Lightning Complex.