Statewide Fire Overview - Lightning Series
Current Situation: Over two thousand fires have been contained through the endless firefighting efforts of state, local and federal personnel and equipment from California, the rest of the nation and several foreign countries. A weak low pressure system is entering northern California bringing cooler temperatures with a potential for widely scattered showers in the mountains. Southern California may see a potential of thunderstorms on Monday as monsoonal moisture attempts to surge back into the region. Firefighting priorities are the protection of life, property and natural resources .
Download the latest fact sheet. (Updated 7/19 at 9 a.m.)
Download the latest statewide map.
Statewide Fire Statistics
These numbers are total fires and acres that have occurred from state, local and federal firefighting agencies beginning June 20, 2008.
- Total Fires at Peak: 2,093
- Total Fires Contained: 2,055
- Total Active Fires: 38
- Total Acres Burned: 926,427
CAL FIRE Statistics
These numbers are total fires and acres that have occurred ONLY in CAL FIRE jurisdiction since June 20, 2008.
- Total Fires at Peak: 1,007
- Fires Contained: 1,004
- Active Fires: 3
- Acres Burned: 289,994
Statewide Resources Committed
Highway closures: Travel on state highways, county and local roads remains restricted throughout California due to wildfire and flood activities. All major roads are now open with potential delays on State Highways 32, 70 and 299. Travelers are advised to seek current information on secondary road closures from local law enforcement. Click here for detailed road closures.
- Personnel Committed: 17,643
- Fire Engines: 1,025
- Hand Crews: 428
- Dozers: 167
- Water Tenders: 306
- Helicopters: 102
Evacuations: Areas of Humboldt, Shasta and Trinity counties are under evacuation orders at this time. Precautionary evacuation orders currently exist in areas in Monterey and Trinity counties. Residents are advised to monitor their local fire situation, check with local law enforcement agencies for information, and be prepared to evacuate when necessary. Click here for detailed evacuation information.
Threatened : 5,178 residences, 96 commercial, 1,975 outbuildings.
Destroyed : 123 residences, 1 commercial, 140 outbuildings.
CAL FIRE Summary of Fires by County
Butte: The Butte Lightning Complex has burned 55,240 acres and is 85% contained. The Butte Fire Information Number is (530) 538-7826.
Shasta & Trinity: The Shasta and Trinity Lightning has burned 84,988 acres and is 65% contained. The Shasta-Trinity Unit Information Number is (530) 225-2510.
Mendocino: The Mendocino Lightning Complex burned 53,300 acres and is now 100% contained. The Mendocino Fire Information Number is (707)-467-6426.
Humboldt: The Humboldt Complex burned 1,325 acres and is now 100% contained.
Lassen, Modoc: The Corral Fire burned 12,434 acres and is now 100% contained.
Mariposa: The Oliver Fire burned 2,789 acres and now 100% contained.
Lake: The Walker Fire burned 14,500 acres and is now 100% contained.
Napa & Solano: The Wild Fire burned 40,000 acres and is now 100% contained.
Santa Clara: The Whitehurst and Hummingbird Fires burned a combined 994 acres and are both now 100% contained.
Tehama & Glenn: The Tehama-Glenn Lightning Complex burned 22,907 acres and is now 100% contained.
Major Federal and Local Incidents
For information on major federal incidents click here.
Maps and Links
For incident maps, resources available to fire victims or to volunteer, visit our Maps and Links page.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
New Update from Cal Fire
The Cal Fire website has put up the update for this morning... I figured I'd add it in to the other post, but it's long enough as it is, I think.. lol.. So here's a new post with this morning's numbers: