The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) responds to all types of emergencies. When the Department responds to a major CAL FIRE jurisdiction incident, the Department will post incident details to the web site. Major emergency incidents could include large, extended-day wildfires (10 acres or greater), floods, earthquakes, hazardous material spills, etc. This is a summary of all incidents, including those managed by CAL FIRE and other partner agencies.
For a full listing including previously contained incidents, visit the 2020 archive page linked below.
2020 Fire Season Outlook
Since the beginning of the year, wildfires have burned over 4 million acres in California. In the North, the Climate Prediction Center outlook calls for drier and warmer than average conditions in November and from December through February. Rapid spread rates and extreme fire behavior during dry breezy weather is possible, primarily in the first half of November prior to the onset of areawide wetting rain. Central and Southern California will most likely receive well below normal precipitation and well above normal temperatures through December, along with stronger and more occasional Santa Ana wind events. Thus, the significant large fire potential will remain above normal across Southern California from the mountains westward through December.