California Statewide Fire Summary

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Nearly 8,000 Firefighters continue to battle nine active wildfires burning in California.

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity have aided firefighters in their efforts on

the fires in Northern California.


As the damage assessment continues, the latest destruction is estimated at 8,400

structures. In fact, the Tubbs Fire alone has sadly broken the record as the most

destructive wildfire in California’s history. To view the entire “Top 20 Most Destructive

Wildfires” click here.


Red Flag Warnings are in effect across Southern California as gusty winds and low

humidity have increased fire danger from Santa Barbara County down to San Diego

County. Winds are expected to be strong, with gusts up to 55mph. In response to the

increased fire conditions, CAL FIRE has added extra staffing. Learn more Residents

in Southern California are urged to be cautious outdoor to help prevent sparking a

wildfire. To learn more tips on how to be fire safe visit


Since the start of the October Fire Siege on Sunday, October 8, CAL FIRE

responded to 250 new wildfires. At the peak of the wildfires there were 21 major

wildfires that, in total, burned over 245,000 acres, 11,000 firefighters battled the

destructive fires that at one time forced 100,000 to evacuate, destroyed an

estimated 8,400 structures, and sadly, took the lives of 42 people.


 Fires of Interest:


**CAL FIRE Incidents**



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

Between Calistoga and Santa Rosa

Pocket Fire, Sonoma County (more info…) 

North of Geyserville


Nuns Fire, Sonoma & Napa Counties (more info…)

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



Atlas Fire, Napa & Solano Counties (more info…) 

South of Lake Berryessa and northeast of Napa


Redwood Valley, Mendocino County (more info…)

North of Hwy 20 in Potter Valley and Redwood Valley


Sulphur Fire, Lake County (more info…)

Clearlake Oaks


**Unified Command Incidents**


Bear Fire, Santa Cruz County (more info…)

Bear Creek Canyon Road, northeast of Boulder Creek


**Federal Incidents**


Wilson Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)

Mount Wilson, Mount Wilson Observatory


Buffalo Fire, San Diego County (more info…) 

Camp Pendleton