California burning: A list of wildfires consuming the state

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Showing love and appreciation to firefighters battling the Creek Fire with a message along the highway in the Fresno County community of Prather.

Since the beginning of 2020, there have been more than 7,900 wildfires that have burned 3.5 million acres in California. Since August 15, when California’s fire activity elevated due to a spate of lightning strikes in forests that include 163,000,000 (yep, HUNDREDS of MILLIONS!) dead trees, there have been 26 fatalities and over 6,100 structures destroyed. 
Here are California’s largest fires, a brief summary of each (as of Sunday, Sept. 20), and where to find additional information:
CALFIRE Incidents
LNU Lightning Complex, multiple North Bay counties (more info…)
Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Colusa, Solano, and Yolo Counties
*363,220 acres, 98% contained
*While no growth is expected, fire suppression repair work is ongoing.
 
SCU Lightning Complex, multiple Easy Bay counties (more info…)
Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara San Joaquin, Merced, and Stanislaus Counties
*396,624 acres, 98% contained
*While no growth is expected, fire suppression repair work is ongoing.
 
CZU Lightning Complex, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties (more info…)
*86,509 acres, 99% contained
*Multiple fires
*1,490 structures destroyed
*1 fatality
Unified Command Incidents
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Castle Fire, September 14, 2020

SQF Complex, Tulare County (more info…)
10 miles east of Three Rivers (Sequoia National Forest)
*135,802 acres, 14% contained
*Evacuations in effect

*Heavy tree mortality in the area
*150 structures destroyed
*Castle and Shotgun Fires merged into this complex
*CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 6 in unified command with USFS Team 2
Creek Fire, Fresno County (more info…)
Northeast of Shaver Lake (Sierra National Forest)
*278,368 acres, 25% contained
*Evacuations in effect
*Heavy tree mortality in the area
*843 structures destroyed
*CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 in unified command with USFS Great Basin Team 1
El Dorado Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)
West of Oak Glen (San Bernardino National Forest)
*24,489 acres, 59% contained
*One fatality
*Evacuations in place
*10 structures destroyed
*California Interagency Incident Management Team 11 in unified command with CAL FIRE, Yucaipa Fire Department and San Bernardino County Fire Department
Snow Fire, Riverside County (more info…)
Snow Creek Rd, west of Palm Springs
*6,013 acres, 20% contained
*Repopulation has started
*Unified Command CAL FIRE and USFS
 
North Complex, Plumas County (more info…)
Southwest of Susanville (Plumas National Forest)
*291,200 acres, 62% contained
*15 fatalities
*1,561 structures destroyed
*Evacuations in place
*Includes the Bear and Claremont Fire
*CAL FIRE Team 4 is in unified command with US Forest Service IMT Team 4
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.
Coordinated Command Incidents
August Complex, Tehama County (more info…)
Elk Creek and Stonyford area (Mendocino National Forest)
*836,871 acres 30% contained
*South Zone 485,591 acres, 40% contained
*North Zone 259,850 acres, 22% contained
*West Zone 91,430 acres, 15% contained
*Decreased acreage due to mapping by USFS
*1 fatality
*Includes multiple fires including the Elkhorn, Hopkins, Willow, Vinegar, and Doe fires
*A California Interagency Incident Management Team and Great Basin Team in command
*CAL FIRE Incident Management Teams 3 and 5 are deployed on the West Zone of the complex
Federal Incidents (includes National Park Service)
Moraine Fire in the backcountry of Kings Canyon National Park.

Moraine Fire, Tulare County (more info…)
Kings Canyon National Park Wilderness
*575 acres, 70% contained
 
Rattlesnake Fire, Tulare County (more info…)
Sequoia National Park Wilderness 
*2,078 acres, 0% contained
Bullfrog Fire, Fresno County (more info…)
SE of Bullfrog Lake (Sierra National Forest)
*900 acres, 15% contained
Blue Jay Fire, Mariposa County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*4,427 acres, 40% contained
Wolf Fire, Tuolumne County (more info…)
Yosemite National Park Wilderness
*1,032 acres, 25% contained
Fox Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…) 
*1,850 acres, 17% contained
*Evacuations in place
 
Slater Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
5 miles North of Happy Camp (Klamath National Forest)
*146,689 acres, 18% contained
*2 fatalities
*Evacuation orders in place
 
Devil Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
5 miles north of Upper Devil’s Peak (Klamath National Forest)
*7,144 acres, 7% contained
Bobcat Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
North of Duarte (Angeles National Forest)
*99,428 acres, 15% containment
*Evacuations in place
 
Dolan Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
Hwy. 1, 10 miles south of Big Sur (Los Padres National Forest)
*128,050 acres, 46% contained
*Structures threatened
*Type 1 NW Team 2 (Allen) in command
Fork Fire, El Dorado County (more info…)
15 miles northeast of Pollock Pines (El Dorado National Forest)
*1,752 acres, 61% contained
Valley Fire, San Diego County (more info…)
Near Alpine (Cleveland National Forest)
*17,093 acres, 95% contained
*CAIIMT 15 in command
 
Lake Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
Southwest of Lake Hughes
Angeles National Forest / Los Angeles County Fire Department
* 31,089 acres, 96% 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)
*102.426 acres, 20% contained        
Woodward Fire, Marin County (more info…)
3 miles southwest of Olema (Point Reyes National Seashore)
*4,929 acres, 97% contained
 
Slink Fire, Mono County (more info…)
2 miles west of Coleville (Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest)
*26,752 acres, 84% contained

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