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World California Fire Map, Update as over 4 Million Acres Burned, Glass Blaze Sees 'Very Active Behavior'

17:26  05 october  2020
17:26  05 october  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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  California Fire Map, Update as Glass Fire Burns Through Napa Valley, Zogg Fire Sparks Evacuations The Glass Fire is burning with "a dangerous rate of spread," the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection confirmed.The Zogg Fire, which also broke Sunday, has burned 7,000 acres and evacuation orders have been issued for multiple parts of Shasta County, according to the latest report by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).

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The Glass Fire is burning with "a dangerous rate of spread," the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection confirmed. The Zogg Fire , which also broke Sunday, has burned 7,000 acres and evacuation orders have been issued for multiple parts of Shasta County, according to the latest

More than 8,200 wildfires in California have burned more than four million acres of the state this year, with 31 deaths reported and more than 8,454 structures destroyed, according to the latest report Sunday by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).

a man standing next to a forest: A firefighter walks away from flames as they quickly move through trees during the Glass Fire in Calistoga, California on October 1. © Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images A firefighter walks away from flames as they quickly move through trees during the Glass Fire in Calistoga, California on October 1.

In excess of 16,500 firefighters continue to battle 23 major wildfires across the state, including the Glass Fire, which saw "very active fire behavior" on Sunday, Cal Fire noted.

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Wildfires across California have burned "well over " 4 million acres so far this year, the state's fire California wildfires have burned more than 4 million acres this year. By Gisela Crespo and Mallika A firefighter passes flames while battling the Glass Fire in a Calistoga, California , vineyard on

Four million figure double the previous record for most land burned as officials warn that season is ‘far from over and fire potential remains high’.

"Since Cal Fire officially began recording state responsibility fire figures in 1933, all large fire years have remained well below the 4 million acre mark for acreage burned, until now. This year is far from over and fire potential remains high. Please be cautious outdoors," Cal Fire noted in a post Sunday on its official Twitter account.

Here are the latest updates on some of the major fires across the state.

Glass Fire

  • Location: Napa and Sonoma counties.
  • Acres: 64,900.
  • Containment: 26 percent.
  • Structures threatened: 21,785.

Nearly 37,000 people have been evacuated due to the ongoing Glass Fire, according to Cal Fire.

"Critically low fuel moistures, very warm and dry weather conditions" contributed to "very active fire behavior," according to the latest Cal Fire report Sunday.

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"Aggressive mop up and tactical patrol continues in areas where the fire's forward progress has stopped," the report added.

Evacuation orders in parts of Napa and Sonoma counties have been downgraded to warnings, while some evacuation warnings have been lifted in the city of Santa Rosa. All other evacuation orders, warnings and road closures remain in place. See Cal Fire's full report for details.

August Complex Fire

  • Location: Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity, Tehama, Glenn, Lake, Colusa counties.
  • Acres: 993,191.
  • Containment: 54 percent.
  • Fatalities: 1.

The August Complex Fire is spread across three zones—North, South and West.

The South Zone has reached at least 492,072 acres, with 72 percent contained, while the North Zone has spread to at least 366,283 acres, with 37 percent contained. The West Zone has reached 134,836 acres, with 60 percent contained, as of Sunday, according to Cal Fire.

"Active to extreme fire behavior continues" in the North Zone, with structures in the Forest Glen, Ruth Lake and Hidden Valley areas threatened by fire spread, according to the latest report Monday from the Incident Information System of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).

"Short range spotting and fire spread toward Hidden Valley has increased potential for impact to structures. South of Highway 36, fire is backing to the north increasing the threat to Trinity Pines/Post Mountain," the NWCG report noted.

Over in the South Zone, "interior fuels continue to smolder throughout the fire area with occasional short durations of active fire behavior," the NWCG report added.

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The August Complex Fire is approaching California 's Trinity Pines area, where there are reportedly up to "There [are] millions and millions of dollars of marijuana out there. Some of those plants are 16-feet The potential for " very active fire behavior " remains in the South Zone, while southwest winds

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The fire in the West Zone continued to burn Sunday, "with wind gusts driving smoke and embers back towards firefighters," while fire activity also continued in the wilderness area at a southeast direction near the Redrock area, according to Cal Fire.

Evacuation orders, warnings and road closures are in place across different parts of Mendocino, Trinity, Humboldt and Lake counties. See Cal Fire's full report for details.

Creek Fire

  • Location: Fresno and Madera counties.
  • Acres: 316,673.
  • Containment: 49 percent.

Hot and dry weather conditions in the South Zone of the Creek Fire increased fire activity near Kaiser Pass Road on Sunday. Fire crews were actively engaged in a spot fire near the Florence Lake area, according to Cal Fire's latest report Sunday.

Active fire behavior is projected in the South Zone. "Expect moderate to locally intense surface fire, isolated torching, and rollout to contribute to the active fire footprint," according to the latest update Monday from the NWCG.

In the North Zone, Cal Fire noted: "Ongoing above average temperature and low humidity will continue to contribute to active fire growth and flare ups. Active fire and spots from fire in stringers, in Division G may need continued direct suppression."

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New evacuation orders have been issued for three zones around the Florence Lake, Muir Trail Ranch and Blayney Meadows areas.

"The Sierra National Forest will allow individuals who were evacuated from campgrounds, camping areas and cabins in the south side of the fire an opportunity to return and collect their belongings," through today as well as on October 10 and 11, Cal Fire noted.

Evacuation orders are in place for parts of Fresno County, while evacuation warnings are in effect in parts of Madera County. See Cal Fire's full report for details.

Zogg Fire

  • Location: Shasta County.
  • Acres: 56,305.
  • Containment: 70 percent.
  • Fatalities: 4.

Firefighters made good progress Sunday on increasing containment of the Zogg Fire. But "there is still potential for active fire due to the hot and dry temperatures that have occurred over the past two months," according to Cal Fire's latest report Sunday.

Evacuation orders have been lifted for the areas along Platina Road between Placer Road and Bland Road on Deck Way, Junkans Road, Birdie Lane, Newscott Lane, Nelson Road, Church St. Cemetery Road, and Shoup Road, Cal Fire noted.

An evacuation order and road closure remains in place for all roadway and residences on Buell Road, Rainbow Lake Road, Old Bully Choop Road, Bully Choop Road and Duncan Creek Road.

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See Cal Fire's full report for details on all evacuations and road closures.

Bobcat Fire

  • Location: Los Angeles County.
  • Acres: 115,548.
  • Containment: 84 percent.

The Bobcat Fire has seen "mainly smoldering and creeping where heat exists within containment lines, within the existing footprint," according to the latest NWCG report Sunday.

Minimal fire growth is projected, with the exception of the interior island near Mount Wilson (Division A), which continues to burn, according to the NWCG report.

"The potential remains for some spread on the east flank (Div G) on the north facing slope above Paradise Springs," the report noted.

The Angeles National Forest remains closed through October 8. "The forest is closed to all general activity, including developed campgrounds and day-use sites due to wildfire threat," the NWCG report noted.

Evacuation orders, warnings and road closures are in place across parts of Los Angeles County. See the full NWCG report for details.

Other Fires

  • North Complex Fire in Butte, Plumas, Yuba counties: 318,724 acres; 83 percent contained.
  • Red Salmon Complex Fire in Humboldt County: 132,065 acres; 33 percent contained.
  • Slater/Devil Fires in Siskiyou County: 163,535 acres; 62 percent contained.
  • SQF Complex Fire in Tulare County: 157,987 acres; 65 percent contained.
  • Slink Fire in Mono County: 26,759 acres; 86 percent contained.
  • Blue Jay Fire in Mariposa County (Yosemite National Park Wilderness): 6,011 acres; 50 percent contained.
  • Rattlesnake Fire in Tulare County: 5,767 acres; 30 percent contained.
  • Wolf Fire in Tuolumne County (Yosemite National Park Wilderness): 1,110 acres; 60 percent contained.

For the latest up-to-date information on these fires and others in the state, visit the Cal Fire website.

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