CAL FIRE Fire Update Sunday 10/15/17

Oct 15, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary

Sunday, October 15, 2017

 

Yesterday, nearly 11,000 firefighters beat back the flames and made good progress towards the containment of now 15 large wildfires across California.217,566 acres have burned in the current 15 large fires, with an estimated 5,700 structures destroyed. Sadly, the death toll has risen to 40 people. As progress has been made on several fronts, many evacuations have been able to be lifted. As of Sunday morning, nearly 75,000 people remain evacuated. 

Winds across Northern California have been fairly light this morning and the earlier Red Flag Warnings for the area will be lifted at 8a.m. In Southern California, Red Flag Warnings remain in effect due to gusty winds, low humidity  and high fire danger. The winds are likely to continue throughout the day.

Residents are urged to be prepared for wildfires now. Learn more by visiting  www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

CENTRAL LNU COMPLEX (4 fires)

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

Tubbs Fire, Sonoma and Napa Counties (more info…) 
Between Calistoga and Santa Rosa
·         35,470 acres, 60% contained
·         Significant number of structures destroyed

Pocket Fire, Sonoma County (more info…) 
North of Geyserville
·         11,246 acres, 25% contained

 

Nuns Fire, Sonoma County (more info…)  
East of Hwy 12 from east Santa Rosa to east of Sonoma
·         47,106 acres, 25% contained

 

Oakmont Fire, Sonoma County 
Near Oakmont
·         550 acres, 15% contained

 

SOUTHERN LNU COMPLEX (2 fires) 
 

  • CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned

Atlas Fire, Napa & Solano Counties (more info…) 
South of Lake Berryessa and northeast of Napa
·         51,057 acres, 56% contained
·         6 civilian fatalities
·         Significant structures destroyed 

 

MENDOCINO-LAKE COMPLEX (2 fires)

  • CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned 
    Redwood Valley, Mendocino County (more info…) 

North of Hwy 20 in Potter Valley and Redwood Valley
·         35,000 acres, 35% contained
·         8 civilian fatalities
·         Significant structures destroyed

 

Sulphur Fire, Lake County (more info…) 
Clearlake Oaks
·         2,207 acres, 70% contained

  

WIND COMPLEX (4 fires)

  • CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned

Cascade Fire, Yuba County (more info…) 
Loma Rica area
·         9,989 acres, 87% contained 
·         4 civilian fatalities   
·         Significant structure destroyed 

Lobo Fire, Nevada County (more info…) 
Rough and Ready area
·         821 acres, 96% contained
·         Multiple structures destroyed

 

LaPorte Fire, Butte County (more info…) 
Bangor area
·         6,151 acres, 80% contained

 

OTHER FIRES

Cherokee Fire, Butte County (more info…) 
North of Oroville
8,417 acres, 90% contained

 

Honey Fire, Butte County (more info…) 
Southwest of Paradise
150 acres, 90% contained

Long Fire, Lake County 
Hwy 20 & Long Valley Rd, 5 east of Clearlake Oaks
100 acres, 25% contained

Silver Fire, Fresno County FINAL 
Northwest of Squaw Valley
58 acres, 100% contained

 

Lynch Fire, San Luis Obispo County FINAL 
North of Lake Nacimiento
73 acres, 100% contained

Loma Fire, San Diego County FINAL 
Camp Pendleton
80 acres, 100% contained

**Unified Command Incidents**

Canyon 2 Fire, Orange County (more info…) 
Hwy 91 & Gypsum Canyon Rd, Anaheim City

  • 9,217 acres, 75% contained
  • Unified command with CAL FIRE, Orange County, Anaheim and City of Orange

 

**Federal Incidents**

River Fire, Trinity County NEW

Community of Mad River
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest 
85 acres, 25% contained

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