Current Emergency Incidents

Ongoing emergency responses in California, including all 10+ acre wildfires.

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

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

2024 Fire Year Outlook

The state of California experienced a hotter than normal June, combined with an excess of fine fuels from unusually wet winter and spring seasons. This has resulted in the vegetation being more susceptible to ignition and fire spread than has been observed in previous years. In addition, the vegetation is much more dense below 3,000 feet, which can result in rapid fire growth during initial attack, especially in areas where wind and topography align. These observations and predictions match the fire behavior that has been observed during the first half of the fire year. These conditions are widely considered to be indicative of a longer and more intense fire year, especially when compared to the last 3 fire years.

July – September months are expected to be more influenced by grass and fine fuels rather than large timber, which are less prone to ignition due to the wet spring season. However, the propagation of fire through the understory and ladder fuels of timber, based on incident activity in the first half of the fire year, indicates that vigorous and rapid fire spread is likely, even in the timber fuel model. While the number of fires in the state is keeping pace with the five-year average, the number of acres burned is much higher than the five-year average. Climate predictions are indicating above normal temperatures for all of California, resulting in an abnormally high fire risk for the remainder of the year.

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Incident data is provided in raw, computer readable formats and requires further processing using specialized software. Two additional API parameters include year (values include a year in the YYYY format) and inactive (values include true and false). CAL FIRE doesn’t provide software development support at this time.


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