SCU Lightning Complex Incident

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396,624 Acres


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Active for 44 days  

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5 Counties

Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Stanislaus  

Last Updated10/01/20 10:29 AM
Date Started08/18/20 9:25 AM
Date Contained10/01/20 10:29AM
Location InformationMultiple locations throughout Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Joaquin County, Merced and Stanislaus County
Lat/Long[37.439437, -121.30435]
Administrative UnitCAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit
ReportsClick here for prior status reports

Status Updates

Work continues on the SCU Lightning Complex. CAL FIRE personnel continue to patrol the fire lines looking for hot spots and working on the Suppression Repair plan. Full containment of the fire is expected on 9/30/20.

Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

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26 Structures Damaged

Residential, Commercial and Other

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222 Structures Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

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6 Injuries

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Injuries

Contact Information

Information Line (Staffed 6am-8pm)
County Information Line

Agency Information

CAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit
Cooperating Agencies: Alameda County FD / SO / Animal Services, Atwater City FD / City Manager, CA Dept of Water Resources, CA Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Cal OES, CA Conservation Corps, CA Dept Parks & Recreation, CHP, San Jose City FD /PD, Contra Costa County FPD / SO / OES, DLA San Joaquin County FD, Dos Palos PD / City Manager, East Bay Regional Park, East Contra Costa FD, Fremont City FD / PD / Mayor, Gustine City PD / City Manager, Hollister/San Benito County FD, Livermore-Pleasanton FD / PD, Livingston City Manager, Los Banos FD / PD, Merced City FD, Merced County Fire / SO / Sheriff Animal Services / OES, Milpitas FD / PD, Morgan Hill PD, PG&E, Pleasanton PD, San Benito County SO, San Francisco Water Department, San Joaquin County SO, San Jose FD, San Jose Water Company, San Ramon Valley FD, Santa Clara County FD / SO / Animal Control / Parks, Santa Clara Valley Water District, SF Water Department, South San Joaquin County Fire Authority, Stanislaus County Consolidated FD / SO / OES, Tracy PD, Turlock Irrigation District

Resources Assigned

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 12 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, and 16 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and 10 helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

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2 Engines

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8 Personnel