Current Emergency Incidents

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

  • 521,963
    Total Emergency Responses
  • 6,935
  • 319,956
    Acres Burned
  • 4
    1 Civilian / 3 Firefighter
  • 71
    19 Damaged / 52 Destroyed

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Currently Active Incidents
Incident Counties Started Acres Containment
South Fire Ventura 12/09/2023 2,944
Elm Fire Riverside 12/09/2023 65
The information presented here reflects what is known to CAL FIRE and is updated frequently. Learn more about data processing

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2023 Fire Year Outlook

Unpredictable weather patterns will dominate the next four months due to various oceanic-atmospheric interactions affecting the Jet Stream, leading to uncertainties in monthly forecasts. October is anticipated to be warmer and drier than usual, accompanied by a typical frequency of gusty-dry wind events. Although periodic moisture events are predicted for the subsequent months, one month may be exceptionally dry, featuring stronger northerly-offshore winds.  In Northern CA, fuel conditions indicate that while some vegetation experienced above-average moisture in September, other areas are becoming increasingly flammable, especially as the season progresses. Meanwhile, Southern CA expects an average to below-average fire season, influenced by the onset of El Niño bringing cooler, wetter conditions. However, existing drought conditions in specific areas may not be fully alleviated by the expected rainfall, and there remains some uncertainty about the exact timing of these wetter and cooler patterns.


incidents by year


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.


Information presented on the departments website is a representation of the existing wildfire situation, based on the information readily available to CAL FIRE. We make every effort to provide accurate and complete information, however the data is subject to review and change. This site provides general information concerning an incident. All of our information comes from the firelines and must be approved by the Incident Commander in charge of managing the incident prior to release. As battling a fire, or handling any other disaster is the priority, updates to these sites cannot be guaranteed on a set time schedule. Please use the information on these pages only as a reference. The sites are not meant to provide up-to-the-minute evacuation or fire behavior information. Please refer to the fire information phone numbers provided on this site, and website links for additional information, and monitor your local radio stations for emergency broadcasts. If you live in a wildland area always have an evacuation plan in place. Fires occur throughout the State within CAL FIRE jurisdiction on a daily basis during fire season. However, the majority of those fires are contained quickly and no information will generally be provided on these incidents at this site if the fire burns less than 10 acres. If you would like to obtain information about a CAL FIRE fire burning in your area that is not included on this web site, please contact the CAL FIRE Unit that services your county.