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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/05/2020 01:04 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/05/2020 01:04 PM
Expires: 01/01/2025 12:00 AM

Over 4,000,000 Acres Burned So Far in 2020 California Fire Season.

Sacramento, CA...More than 16,600 firefighters continue to work towards containment on 23 major wildfires and one extended attack wildfire across the state. Yesterday, firefighters also responded to 26 new wildfires, bringing full containment to all but one, the Lambert Fire in Amador County.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,300 wildfires that have burned well over 4 million acres in California. To date, the total number of fatalities statewide is 31 and over 8,687 structures have been destroyed.

Temperatures will remain warm today across the state and humidity recover remains slow, continuing the increased fire danger. More seasonal temperatures are expected by the end of the week, with a chance of some precipitation in the most northern part of the State. Locally gusty winds continue over the next few days on the west edge of the Sacramento Valley, the North and East Bay, and Southern California mountain ranges.

California historically experiences some of the most devastating wildfires in the months of September and October. Do not let your guard down! To learn more ways to prevent sparking a wildfire visit

Fires of Interest:
**CAL FIRE Incidents**
Zogg Fire, Shasta County (more info…)
Southwest of Redding
*56,305 acres, 76% contained
*4 Fatalities
*Evacuation orders in place
*CAL FIRE Team 2 in command

Glass Fire, Napa and Sonoma County (more info…)
4 miles east of Calistoga
*65,580 acres, 30% contained
*Evacuation orders in effect and additional evacuations in progress
*CAL FIRE Team 3 in command

Butte/Tehama/Glenn (BTU/TGU) Lightning Complex, multiple Counties (more info…)
Butte, Tehama and Glenn Counties
*19,609 acres, 97% contained
*14 structures destroyed
*While no growth is expected, fire suppression repair work is ongoing.

**Unified Command Incidents**
Martindale Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
Bouquet Canyon, Northeast of Santa Clarita
*230 acres, 98% contained
*Unified Command USFS and Los Angeles County FD

Creek Fire, Fresno County (more info…)
Northeast of Shaver Lake (Sierra National Forest)
*322,089 acres, 48% contained
*Evacuations in place
*Heavy tree mortality in the area
*852 structures destroyed
*CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 in unified command with USFS Great Basin Team 1

SQF Complex, Tulare County (more info…)
3 miles east of Giant Sequoia National Monument
*158,058 acres, 65% contained
*Evacuations in place
*232 structures destroyed
*CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 6 in unified command with USFS Team 2

**Coordinated Command Incidents**
August Complex, multiple Counties (more info…)
Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Tehama and Trinity Counties
Elk Creek and Stonyford area (Mendocino National Forest)
*1,002,097 acres, 54% contained
*South Zone 543,114 acres
*North East Zone 260,078 acres
*North West Zone 64,069 acres
*West Zone 134,836 acres
*1 fatality
*159 structures destroyed
*Includes multiple fires including the Elkhorn, Hopkins, Willow, Vinegar, and Doe fires
*Pacific North West Team 2 in command of the South Zone
*Alaska Incident Management Team 1 is in command of the North Zone
*CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5 is in unified command on the West Zone

**Federal Incidents**
North Complex, Plumas County (more info…)
Northeast of Oroville to southwest of Quincy (Plumas National Forest)
*318,724 acres, 83% contained
*15 fatalities
*2,342 structures destroyed
*Evacuations in place
*Includes the Bear and Claremont Fire

Snow Fire, Riverside County (more info…)
Snow Creek Rd, west of Palm Springs
*6,254 acres, 95% contained

El Dorado Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)
West of Oak Glen (San Bernardino National Forest)
*22,744 acres, 93% contained
*1 fatality
*10 structures destroyed
*California Interagency Incident Management Team 13 in command

Slater Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
5 miles North of Happy Camp (Klamath National Forest)
*155,096 acres, 62% contained
*2 fatalities
*Evacuation orders in place

Devil Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
5 miles north of Upper Devil’s Peak (Klamath National Forest)
*8,631 acres, 27% contained

Bobcat Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
North of Duarte (Angeles National Forest)
*115,758 acres, 88% containment
*Evacuations in place

Dolan Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
Hwy 1, 10 miles south of Big Sur (Los Padres National Forest)
*124,924 acres, 91% contained
*Structures threatened
*California Interagency Incident Command Team 15 in command

Bullfrog Fire, Fresno County (more info…)
SE of Bullfrog Lake (Sierra National Forest)
*1,185 acres, 50% contained

Fork Fire, El Dorado County, (more info…)
15 miles northeast of Pollock Pines (El Dorado National Forest)
*1,667 acres, 70% contained

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

Red Salmon Complex – Humboldt County (more info…)
14 miles northeast of Willow Creek (Shasta-Trinity National Forest)
*132,065 acres, 34% contained

Blue Jay Fire, Mariposa County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*5,335 acres, 50% contained

Wolf Fire, Tuolumne County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*1,092 acres, 60% contained

Slink Fire, Mono County (more info…)
2 miles west of Coleville (Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest)
*26,759 acres, 86% contained

Moraine, Tulare County (more info…)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness
*694 acres, 70% contained

Rattlesnake, Tulare County (more info…)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Wilderness
*4,471 acres, 30% contained

**Extended Attack**
Lambert Fire, Amador County
7 miles southeast of Rancho Murieta
*21 acres, 10% contained

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 North Complex, and #6 Creek Fire.
Most Destructive - #5 North Complex, #10 LNU Lightning Complex, #11 CZU Lightning Complex, #13 Glass Fire and #17 Creek Fire.
Deadliest Wildfires - #5 North Complex and #16 LNU Lightning Complex.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-05 13:22:00   By: Anonymous
All Trump's fault!

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    Gavin says
    Posted on: 2020-10-05 13:31:25   By: Anonymous
    You can thank me and the Sierra Club 4 million and counting

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    Posted on: 2020-10-05 15:33:06   By: Anonymous
    Grow up. California flora has evolved to burn with oily foliage developed to conserve water during the summer drought. I get so sick of ignorant morons like you pointing fingers at each other trying to place blame. Do you really think "forest management" would have stopped the Butte and Old Gulch fires?

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      Posted on: 2020-10-05 16:40:38   By: Anonymous
      Call it what you want. But yes the "forest" needs to be managed and that includes making laws to include large property owners that do nothing to their heavily wooded and downed tree properties. They should be held responsible too, right along with PG&E, if their negligence injures others.

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Posted on: 2020-10-05 16:10:21   By: Anonymous
To the Grow up poster , of course forest management would have helped you ignorant MORON , Gavin and the Sierra Club have done nothing and it will only get worse as long as he is in office taking campaign money from special interest groups .

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    "Modern Forestry"
    Posted on: 2020-10-05 18:33:25   By: Anonymous
    The Sierra Club and many foresters, and the public in general prefer a mixed forest.
    'Modern Forestry" such as is seen now on private and Federal lands is an abomination of clear cut "blocks".
    After all but one or two trees in a 100 acre block left, which usually blows down, a single species is planted this is monoculture. Herbicides are then sprayed to kill all other species. The herbicides damage the soil , and pollute streams and watersheds ending up in water reservoirs.Erosion is a major problem with clear cuts especially on slopes. This suffocates riparian species. The loss of Salmon spawning, and consequential depopulation of the salmon , and other fish species, which spawn only in pristine stream beds, not mud .

    Lost are the many different lower story species and deciduous trees , which build an ecosystem which supports a much wider ecosystem of flora and fauna , which is a healthier forest for people and all other life. Owls, deer, porcupines, and many mammals depend on a mixed forest.

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      Re: "Modern Forestry"
      Posted on: 2020-10-05 18:57:18   By: Anonymous
      So after a fire has burnt 1000's of acres of dead trees there isn't any erosion or pollution of water when winter arrives ? I don't think anybody wants to see clear cutting but something needs to be done to thin the forest of bugged trees . I think it's called salvage sales .

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-05 18:43:39   By: Anonymous
Sounds like a fairy tale, but you can be sure for this area, too many people have too much access to places that used to be spared, CSERC, and the Sierra Club have done their damage,and will be the last to admit it.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-05 19:00:59   By: Anonymous
It’s not all Trump’s fault. However, he sure isn’t doing anything to help and that is a problem.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-05 22:14:53   By: Anonymous
Cut it back, graze it or let it burn

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