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Wildfires, sparked by lightning, charge through N CA

For Californians, 2020 has not been much fun. Now, in just the course of a few days, hundreds of wildfires have been ignited in the northern part of the State, mostly as a result of lightning strikes.

To help residents and others to know what to do during this crisis, please review the following list of references:

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Fires

The following is a breakdown of fire incidents:

North Complex

The North Complex is located on the Mt. Hough Ranger District on the Plumas National Forest and consists of numerous lightning fires being managed as one incident.

Counties: Plumas, Lassen

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Acreage and Containment

As of 7 a.m. on August 27, these fires had burned 54,993 Acres acres and were 21% contained.

Casualties, Injuries and Damages

No structures have been destroyed or damaged by these fires.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


Butte/Tehama/Glenn Lightning Complex (Butte Zone)

Crews are actively mitigating multiple 100-1,000 acre fires within the unit, including the formerly named Potter’s Fire.

Counties: Butte

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Acreage and Containment

As of 7 p.m. on August 26, these fires have burned 2,909 acres and are 63% contained.

Casualties, Injuries and Damages

No structures have been destroyed or damaged by these fires, 27 are threatened. One first responder has been injured.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


CZU Lightning Complex

Counties: Santa Cruz and San Mateo

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Acreage and Containment

As of 7 a.m. on August 27, these fires have burned 81,333 acres and were 21% contained.

Damage, Casualties and Injuries

There has been one death. 445 homes have been destroyed, and 200 other buildings and structures. A Damage Assessment Map is available.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


SCU Lightning Complex

Includes the Deer Zone fires (Round Fire, Palm Fire, Marsh Fire and Briones Fire), the Calaveras Zone fires (Kilkare Fire, Arroyo Fire, Mill Creek Fire, Welch Fire, Ohlone Fire and Reservoir Fire) and the Canyon Zone Fires (Peg Leg Fire, Terraville Fire, Del Puerto Fire and Peach Fire)

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

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Acreage and Containment

As of 7 a.m. on August 27, these fires have burned 368,671 acres and were 35% contained.

Casualties, Injuries and Damages

Two civilians and three first responders have been injured in these fires. 20 structures have been destroyed, and another 20,065 are threatened.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


LNU Lightning Complex

Includes the Hennessey Fire, Aetna Fire, Walbridge Fire, Meyers Fire and Round Fire

Counties: Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Lake & Yolo

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Acreage and Containment

As of 7 a.m. on August 27, these fires have burned 368,868 acres and were 33% contained.

Casualties, Injuries and Damages

Five civilians have died and four have been injured. At least 1,080 structures have been destroyed, and 272 damaged. Another 30,500 structures are threatened. A Damage Assessment Map is available.

Evacuations

New evacuations were announced at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Yolo County. Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


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