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.

CalFireAs 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 www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

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**

CENTRAL LNU COMPLEX (3 fires)

  • 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

  • 36,793 acres, 94% contained
  • An estimated 5,300 structures destroyed
  • 22 civilian fatalities



Pocket Fire, Sonoma County(more info…)

North of Geyserville

  • 17,357 acres, 84% contained



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

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

  • 56,216 acres, 86% contained
  • An estimated 1,200 structures destroyed
  • 1 civilian fatality & 1 private water tender operator in Napa County



SOUTHERN LNU COMPLEX (1 fire)

  • CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned

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

South of Lake Berryessa and northeast of Napa

  • 51,624 acres, 89% contained
  • An estimated 741 structures destroyed
  • 6 civilian fatalities



MENDOCINO-LAKE COMPLEX (2 fires)

  • 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, 95% contained
  • An estimated 540 structures destroyed
  • 8 civilian fatalities



Sulphur Fire, Lake County (more info…)

Clearlake Oaks

  • 2,207 acres, 96% contained



**Unified Command Incidents**


Bear Fire, Santa Cruz County(more info…)

Bear Creek Canyon Road, northeast of Boulder Creek

  • 391 acres, 50% contained



**Federal Incidents**


Wilson Fire, Los Angeles County(more info…)

Mount Wilson, Mount Wilson Observatory

  • 50 acres, 70% contained



Buffalo Fire, San Diego County(more info…)

Camp Pendleton

  • 1,088 acres, 80% contained
    Source: CAL FIRE

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