CAL FIRE Statewide Fire Summary Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oct 17, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary

Tuesday, October 17, 2017  

In the past week, over 245,000 acres have burned across California.  More than 11,000 firefighters continue making progress on 12 large wildfires burning in the State.  The death toll remains at 41, and more than 5,700 structures destroyed. 

As containment figures continue to increase, many of the evacuations across the fires in Northern California have been lifted. Over 34,000 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 will be warm with low humidity, which will continue to challenge firefighters, but only light winds are forecast.  A chance of precipitation is expected to arrive later in the week, bringing relief from the dry conditions. 

Fires of Interest:  

**CAL FIRE Incidents**   


  • In unified command with Santa Rosa Fire Department & Sonoma County Sheriff
  • CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned
  • 22 civilian fatalities & 1 private water tender operator  

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

Between Calistoga and Santa Rosa

  • 36,432 acres, 82% contained
  • Significant number of structures destroyed  

Pocket Fire, Sonoma County (more info…)

North of Geyserville

  • 12,430 acres, 58% contained  

Nuns Fire, Sonoma County (more info…)

East of Hwy 12 from east Santa Rosa to east of Sonoma

  • 52,894 acres, 68% contained  

Oakmont Fire, Sonoma County

Near Oakmont

  • 1,029 acres, 27% 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, 77% 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, 60% contained
  • 8 civilian fatalities
  • Significant structures destroyed  

Sulphur Fire, Lake County (more info…)

Clearlake Oaks

  • 2,207 acres, 92% contained  

WIND COMPLEX (3 fires)

Cascade Fire, Yuba County (more info…)

Loma Rica area

  • 9,989 acres, 98% contained
  • 4 civilian fatalities  
  • Significant number of structures 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, 98% contained  


Bear Fire, Santa Cruz County (more info…) **NEW**

Bear Creek Canyon Rd, northeast of Boulder Creek

  • 125 acres timber and brush, 0% contained  

Wilson Fire, San Diego County FINAL

Wilson Road at Rancho Feliz Ranch, Warner Springs

  • 25 acres, 100% contained  

**Unified Command Incidents**  

Canyon 2 Fire, Orange County (more info…) FINAL

Hwy 91 & Gypsum Canyon Rd, Anaheim City

  • 9,217 acres, 100% contained  

**Local Incidents**

York Fire, Monterey County FINAL

York Road & S Boundary Rd, southwest of Fort Ord

  • 40 acres grass and brush, 100% contained  

**Federal Incidents**  

River Fire, Trinity County

Community of Mad River

  • US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
  • 148 acres, 85% contained