FIRE UPDATE – 09/22/2020 – 9:30AM FROM CAL FIRE

  • North Complex, Butte & Plumas Counties
    *299,723 acres, 74% contained
    *15 fatalities
    *1,784 Structures destroyed
    *Evacuations in place
  • August Complex, Tehama, Glenn, Mendocino, & Trinity counties
    *878,368 acres
    *South Zone 487,551 acres, 40% contained
    *North Zone 295,649 acres, 29% contained
    *West Zone 95,168 acres, 35% contained
    *1 fatality
    *Includes multiple fires including the Elkhorn, Hopkins, Willow, Vinegar, and Doe fires

    Slater Fire, Siskiyou County 
    Happy Camp area(Klamath National Forest)
    *150,230 acres, 24% contained
    *2 fatalities
    *Evacuation orders in place

    Devil Fire, Siskiyou County 
    5 miles north of Upper Devil’s Peak (Klamath National Forest)
    *7,458 acres, 18% contained

  • Fox Fire, Siskiyou 
    *2,029 acres, 43% contained
    *Evacuations in place
  • Red Salmon Complex – Humboldt County 
    14 miles northeast of Willow Creek (Shasta-Trinity National Forest)
    *104,667 acres, 28% contained
  • Butte/Tehama/Glenn (BTU/TGU) Lightning Complex, multiple Counties 
    Butte, Tehama, and Glenn Counties
    *19,609 acres, 97% contained
    *14 structures destroyed
    *While no growth is expected, fire suppression repair work is ongoing.
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  • Shackleford Fire, Siskiyou County  FINAL
    Southwest of Quartz Valley Reservation
    *50 acres, 100% 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, #6 North Complex, and #10 Creek Fire.
  • Most Destructive – #9 LNU Lightning Complex, #10 CZU Lightning Complex, #6 North Complex, and #18 Creek Fire.
  • Deadliest Wildfires – #5 North Complex and #20 LNU Lightning Complex

 

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