CAL FIRE California Fire Summary Update 10/16/17

Oct 16, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary 
Monday, October 16, 2017 

11,000 firefighters continued to make good progress on 14 large wildfires  Burning across the State, despite the fact that several new fires ignited. On the current 14 large wildfires over 213,000 acres have burned, an estimated 5,700 structures destroyed and sadly 41 people have been killed. This morning, a private water tender driver assigned to the Nuns Fire tragically died in a vehicle rollover on Oakville Grade in Napa County. 

As containment figures have increased, many of the evacuations across the fires in Northern California have been lifted. Over 40,000 people remain evacuated, but many of the evacuation orders are being reevaluated. Residents returning home are urged to be cautious as hazardous conditions may remain. Learn more tips on how to return home after a wildfire at

The weather today is expected to be hot and with low humidity, which will continue to challenge firefighters, but only light winds are forecast. All Red Flag Warnings have been lifted.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**


  • In unified command with Santa Rosa Fire Department & Sonoma County Sheriff
  • CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned
  • 23 civilian fatalities

Tubbs Fire, Sonoma and Napa Counties (more info…) 

Between Calistoga and Santa Rosa
·         36,390 acres, 70% contained
·         Significant number of structures destroyed

Pocket Fire, Sonoma County (more info…)

North of Geyserville
·         11,889 acres, 40% contained

Nuns Fire, Sonoma County (more info…)

East of Hwy 12 from east Santa Rosa to east of Sonoma
·         48,624 acres, 50% contained

Oakmont Fire, Sonoma County

Near Oakmont
·         875 acres, 15% contained


CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned

Atlas Fire, Napa & Solano Counties (more info…)

South of Lake Berryessa and northeast of Napa
·         51,064 acres, 68% contained
·         6 civilian fatalities 
·         Significant structures destroyed


  • CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned

Redwood Valley, Mendocino County (more info…) 
North of Hwy 20 in Potter Valley and Redwood Valley
·         35,800 acres, 50% contained
·         8 civilian fatalities
·         Significant structures destroyed


Sulphur Fire, Lake County (more info…) 
Clearlake Oaks
·         2,207 acres, 85% contained

WIND COMPLEX (3 fires)

  • CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned

Cascade Fire, Yuba County (more info…) 
Loma Rica area
·         9,989 acres, 96% contained
·         4 civilian fatalities
·         Significant structure destroyed 

Lobo Fire, Nevada County (more info…)

Rough and Ready area
·         821 acres, 97% contained
·         Multiple structures destroyed

LaPorte Fire, Butte County (more info…) 
Bangor area
·         6,151 acres, 95% contained


Wilson Fire, San Diego County NEW 
Wilson Road at Rancho Feliz Ranch, Warner Springs
25 acres, 70% contained


Long Fire, Lake County  FINAL 
Hwy 20 & Long Valley Rd, 5 east of Clearlake Oaks
100 acres, 100% contained

Cherokee Fire, Butte County (more info…) FINAL 
North of Oroville
8,417 acres, 100% contained

Honey Fire, Butte County (more info…) FINAL 
Southwest of Paradise
150 acres, 100% contained


**Unified Command Incidents**

Canyon 2 Fire, Orange County (more info…) 
Hwy 91 & Gypsum Canyon Rd, Anaheim City
9,217 acres, 90% contained
Unified command with CAL FIRE, Orange County, Anaheim and City of Orange

**Local Incidents**

York Fire, Monterey County NEW 
York Road & S Boundary Rd, southwest of Fort Ord
40 acres grass and brush, 60% contained

**Federal Incidents**

River Fire, Trinity County 
Community of Mad River
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
148 acres, 85% contained