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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 12:02 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/19/2017 12:03 PM
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Statewide Fire Summary, Fatalities Holding at 42, 245,000 Acres, 6,900 Structures Destroyed, 15,000 Remain Evacuated

Sacramento, CA...Over 10,000 firefighters continue making progress on 9 large wildfires burning across California. Yesterday, cooler temperatures and higher humidity aided firefighters in their efforts and allowed for additional evacuations to be lifted. Just over 15,000 people remain evacuated by the fires. As the damage assessment continues latest estimates now put the destruction at an estimated 6,900 structures.   Overall weather conditions in Northern California will remain cooler as a light storm system moves into the region bringing rain in some areas in the late hours and overnight. A Red Flag Warning is in effect to the Tahoe Basin and the Eastern Sierra for gusty winds and low humidity. Gusts up to 50mph are possible.  Since the start of the October Fire Siege on Sunday, October 8, CAL FIRE has responded to 250 new wildfires. At the peak of the wildfires there were 21 major wildfires that, in total, have burned over 245,000 acres, 11,000 firefighters battled the destructive fires that at one time forced 100,000 to evacuate, destroyed an estimated 6,900 structures, and sadly, took the lives of 42 people.

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Fires of Interest:


**CAL FIRE Incidents**



  • In unified command with Santa Rosa Fire Department & Sonoma County Sheriff
  • CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned

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

Between Calistoga and Santa Rosa

  • 36,432 acres, 92% contained
  • Significant number of structures destroyed
  • 22 civilian fatalities & 1 private water tender operator

Pocket Fire, Sonoma County (more info…) 

North of Geyserville

  • 16,552 acres, 73% contained


Nuns Fire, Sonoma County (more info…)

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

  • 54,423 acres, 82% contained
  • 1 civilian fatality & 1 private water tender operator in Napa County



  • CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned

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

South of Lake Berryessa and northeast of Napa

  • 51,624 acres, 83% 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

  • 36,523 acres, 85% contained
  • 8 civilian fatalities
  • Significant structures destroyed


Sulphur Fire, Lake County (more info…)

Clearlake Oaks

  • 2,207 acres, 96% contained



  • 398 structures destroyed

Cascade Fire, Yuba County (more info…) FINAL

Loma Rica area

  • 9,989 acres, 100% contained
  • 4 civilian fatalities 
  • Significant structure destroyed 

Lobo Fire, Nevada County (more info…) FINAL

Rough and Ready area

  • 821 acres, 100% contained
  • Multiple structures destroyed


LaPorte Fire, Butte County (more info…) FINAL

Bangor area

  • 6,151 acres, 100% contained



Fallon Fire, Alameda County FINAL

Fallon Road, 3 miles east of Dublin

  • 116 acres, 100% contained


**Unified Command Incidents**


Bear Fire, Santa Cruz County (more info…)

Bear Creek Canyon Road, northeast of Boulder Creek

  • 320 acres, 30% contained


**Federal Incidents**


Wilson Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)

Mount Wilson, Mount Wilson Observatory

  • 50 acres, 45% contained


Buffalo Fire, San Diego County (more info…) 

Camp Pendleton

  • 1,088 acres, 80% contained

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