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Up to date 8:18 p.m. on Thursday, September 17

Newest: Round 17,000 firefighters are battling 25 main fires within the state. Greater than 3.four million acres have burned this yr. Not less than 25 folks have died, together with 15 in Butte County. Six of the highest 20 largest fires in state historical past have occurred this yr, together with the August Advanced, now the biggest recorded wildfire in state historical past.

Yosemite Nationwide Park is closing to all guests as a result of important smoke impacts from California’s wildfires. The park issued a discover that each one entrances and roads will shut at 5 p.m. Thursday and can reopen when circumstances are protected. Sequoia Nationwide Park closed earlier this week as a result of a rising wildfire within the adjoining Sequoia Nationwide Forest. Kings Canyon Nationwide Park stays open however air high quality can be described as poor.

President Trump visited Sacramento Monday for a briefing with hearth officers, the place he maintained forest administration is the important thing to stopping California’s lethal fires and predicted “it’ll begin getting cooler” when offered with information about local weather change.

Air high quality all through the area stays unhealthy in some areas, although bettering in Sacramento. Well being officers have forecast an air-quality-index of 71 for Thursday, which is reasonable. Areas within the foothills, Lake Tahoe and Reno may expertise extra unhealthy circumstances.

This submit shall be up to date with the most recent info on these fires when it’s made obtainable. Listed here are the fires we’re following. Click on to get extra info:

  • Creek Fireplace (Fresno, Madera counties)
  • North Advanced, consists of Bear and Claremont Fires (Plumas, Lassen, Butte & Yuba)
  • August Advanced (Glenn, Mendocino, Lake, Tehama and Trinity counties)
  • LNU Lightning Advanced (Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Lake & Yolo counties)
  • SCU Lightning Advanced (Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin & Stanislaus counties)
  • CZU Lightning Advanced (Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties)

Listed here are some sources on easy methods to put together for wildfire and observe hearth info

Creek Fireplace

Counties: Fresno and Madera

The place to Get Info

Acreage and Containment

As of seven p.m. on September 17, this fireplace had burned 242,756 acres with 20% containment. Full containment is anticipated Oct. 15.

Harm, Casualties and Accidents

Round 200 folks have been air rescued from the Mammoth Pool space Sept. 5, with at the very least 10 accidents reported. 783 constructions have been destroyed, although injury inspection is just not full. 9,934 constructions are threatened. A Harm Evaluation Map is now obtainable. Harm evaluation is round 75% full.

Evacuations

Right here’s the place you could find the most recent info on evacuations:

North Advanced

The North Advanced is situated on the Mt. Hough Ranger District on the Plumas Nationwide Forest and consists of quite a few lightning fires being managed as one incident. Consists of the Claremont Fireplace and the Bear Fireplace, now referred to as the North Advanced West Zone.

Counties: Plumas, Lassen, Butte, Yuba

The place to Get Info

Sept. 17 North Advanced Briefing

Acreage and Containment

As of seven a.m. Sept. 17, these fires had burned 284,437 acres and 40% contained. The North Advanced West (previously the Bear Fireplace) makes up 78,750 acres the overall and is 40% contained.

Casualties, Accidents and Damages

15 folks in Butte County have died. Not less than 1,129 constructions have been destroyed. Almost 23,356 constructions are threatened. A Harm Inspection Map is now obtainable.

Evacuations

Obligatory evacuation orders have been issued by Plumas, Butte, and Yuba County Sheriff Places of work. Right here’s the place you could find the most recent info on evacuations:


August Advanced

Now the biggest recorded hearth in California historical past. The August Advanced was initially 37 totally different fires on the Mendocino Nationwide Forest that began on August 17, 2020. On Sept.11, the fires referred to as the August Advanced, Elkhorn, Hopkins, Willow, and Vinegar have been mixed and are actually collectively referred to as the August Advanced.

Counties: Glenn, Mendocino, Lake, Tehama and Trinity

The place to Get Info

Acreage and Containment

As of seven p.m. on Sept. 17, these fires had burned 839,175 acres and have been 30% contained. That is now the biggest recorded hearth in California historical past. Acreage has modified as fires are added or faraway from the advanced.

Casualties, Accidents and Damages

One firefighter has died on the August Advanced. Two extra firefighters have been concerned within the accident. 13,926 constructions are threatened and 17 constructions have been destroyed.

Evacuations

Right here’s the place you could find the most recent info on evacuations:


LNU Lightning Advanced

Consists of the Hennessey Fireplace, Aetna Fireplace, Walbridge Fireplace, Meyers Fireplace and Spherical Fireplace

Counties: Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Lake & Yolo

The place to Get Info

Acreage and Containment

As of seven p.m. on Sept. 16, these fires have burned 363,220 acres and have been 98% contained. As of Sept. 12, Cal Fireplace will solely replace containment numbers within the night.

Casualties, Accidents and Damages

5 civilians have died and 5 have been injured. Not less than 1,491 constructions have been destroyed, and 232 broken. No constructions are threatened. A Harm Evaluation Map is on the market.

Evacuations

Right here’s the place you could find the data on evacuations:


SCU Lightning Advanced

Consists of the Deer Zone fires (Spherical Fireplace, Palm Fireplace, Marsh Fireplace and Briones Fireplace), the Calaveras Zone fires (Kilkare Fireplace, Arroyo Fireplace, Mill Creek Fireplace, Welch Fireplace, Ohlone Fireplace and Reservoir Fireplace) and the Canyon Zone Fires (Peg Leg Fireplace, Terraville Fireplace, Del Puerto Fireplace and Peach Fireplace)

Counties: Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced and San Benito

The place to Get Info

Acreage and Containment 

As of 8:07 a.m. on Sept. 15, these fires have burned 396,624 acres and have been 98% contained. Full containment is anticipated round Sept. 16.

Casualties, Accidents and Damages

Two civilians and 4 first responders have been injured in these fires. 136 constructions have been destroyed, and none are threatened.

Evacuations

As of Sept. 7, all evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted. Right here’s the place you could find the most recent info on evacuations:


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