California Statewide Fire Summary

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Over 13,000 firefighters are on the lines battling 18 large wildfires across California. To date, these fires have burned over 340,000 acres and damaged or destroyed over 1,800 structures. 15,000 homes continue to be threatened by these fires, and nearly 40,000 residents are under evacuations at this time.


Winds across the state will be increasing throughout the week into the weekend. In Northern California, humidity will continue to be extremely low reaching single digits. Winds along the Coast Range into the Western Sacramento Valley reaching 20-30 mph are expected now through Sunday. In Southern California, temperatures will remain very warm in the valleys and dessert. A cooling trend due to onshore winds will provide some relief over the next few days.


Did you know that 95% of wildfires in California are sparked due to human activity? That is why fire agencies need the public’s help to prevent them. Whether it’s ensuring a campfire or landscape debris burn of leaves and branches is completely extinguished, or keeping a vehicle well maintained to prevent sparks, following just a few simple steps can help prevent wildfires. For more info on how to prevent sparking a wildfire, click here.


Fires of Interest:


Carr Fire, Shasta County (more info…)

Whiskeytown & Redding

•  125,842 acres, 35% contained

•  Evacuations and road closures in place

•  15,000 residents evacuated, over 1,600 homes threatened

•  1,060 residences destroyed, 186 residences damaged

•  Carr is now the 6th most destructive fire and 13th most deadly fire in state history

•  Damage assessment is ongoing

•  CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 (Gouvea) in unified command with Whiskeytown NP (Young)

Mendocino Complex, Mendocino/Lake County

110,168 total acres, 39% contained

• CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 (Kavanaugh) in command

• 14 residences destroyed, 8 residences damaged

14,600 residents evacuated, over 12,000 structures threatened


River Fire (more info…)


35,278 acres, 50% contained

• Evacuations and road closures in place


Ranch Fire (more info…)


 74,890 acres, 33% contained

• Evacuations and road closures in place


Ferguson Fire, Mariposa County (more info…)

Yosemite National Park

• 68,610 acres, 39% contained

Over 800 structures threatened

• Evacuations and road closures remain in effect

• California Federal Incident Management Team 4 (Kurth) assigned in unified command with CAL FIRE


Steele Fire, Napa County **FINAL**


• 135 acres, 100% contained

• Eight structures destroyed, four damaged


Corner Fire, Shasta County

Hwy 299 E x Hwy 89, 8 mi E of Burney

State DPA, SRA, Shasta - Trinity Unit/ County

•  35 acres, brush, timber, 95% contained


Whaleback Fire, Lassen County (more info…)

West of Spaulding (Eagle Lake)

• 18,726 acres, 55% contained

•  Evacuations in place

•  Unified command USFS NorCal Team 1 (Coots), CAL FIRE (Ferguson)


Western Fire, Mendocino County (more info…) NEW

South of Hopland

• 106 acres, 95% contained


Omega Fire, El Dorado County (more info…) NEW

West of Pilot Hill

• 66 acres, 80% contained


Bumper Fire, El Dorado County (more info…) NEW

East of Frenchtown

• 67 acres, 80% contained


Butte Fire, Sutter County (more info…)

Northwest of Yuba City

•  1,200 acres, 90% contained


Sunset Fire, Placer County NEW **FINAL**

Northwest of Yuba City

•  700 acres, 100% contained


Eel Fire, Mendocino County (more info…)

East of Covelo

• 1,000 acres, 5% contained


Cranston Fire, Riverside County (more info…)


•  13,139 acres, 92% contained

•  Evacuations in place


Georges Fire, Inyo County (more info…)

Lone Pine

•  2,883 acres, 70% contained


Horse Creek Fire, Tulare County (more info…)

John Krebs Wilderness Area

•  34 acres, 90% contained


Valley Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)


•  1,350 acres, 30% contained


Natchez Fire, Del Norte County (more info…)

Southeast of Cave Junction, OR

•  6,988 acres, 15% contained


Eagle Fire, Modoc County (more info…)

South of Cedarville

•  2,100 acres, 95% contained


Owens Fire, Mono County

North of Mammoth Lake

•  312 acres, 80% contained