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World California Fire Map, Update as Silverado and Blue Ridge Blazes Incinerate Over 27,000 Acres

13:26  29 october  2020
13:26  29 october  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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Firefighters in California continue to battle 22 wildfires across the state, according to the latest report Wednesday by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire ). The two most recent blazes , the Blue Ridge and Silverado fires in Orange County, have together burned at least

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Firefighters in California continue to battle 22 wildfires across the state, according to the latest report Wednesday by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).

a train on a track with smoke coming out of it: Flames rise near homes during the Blue Ridge Fire on October 27 in Chino Hills, California. © David McNew/Getty Images Flames rise near homes during the Blue Ridge Fire on October 27 in Chino Hills, California.

The two most recent blazes, the Blue Ridge and Silverado fires in Orange County, have together burned at least 27,724 acres so far, according to Cal Fire.

Red Flag Warnings have expired across the state but "with no significant rainfall in sight, California remains dry and ripe for wildfires," Cal Fire warned Wednesday.

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The map above shows the latest perimeters released by the California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection. As of Tuesday, the Blue Ridge Fire had burned 15,200 acres (24 square miles) and the Silverado Fire 13, 000 acres (20 square miles). Firefighters largely contained the flames at

The Blue Ridge Fire in Chino Hills, California . As of late Tuesday night, the Blue Ridge Fire in Orange County's Yorba Linda had charred 14,334 acres The update said that seven structures were damaged, and one was destroyed in the blaze , which is also threatening Gavin Newsom announced the state has secured federal funds to support response to the Blue Ridge Fire and Silverado Fire .

There are 18 large active fires burning across California, which have collectively burned over 2.2 million acres, according to the latest report Wednesday by the National Interagency Fire Center.

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

Silverado Fire

  • Location: Orange County.
  • Size: 13,390 acres.
  • Containment: 32 percent.

The Silverado Fire saw moderate fire behavior with minimal activity Tuesday night as weather conditions improved, Cal Fire reported Wednesday.

Evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted in Irvine, including areas north of the Portola Parkway, as well as in Zone MV1 and Zone T3 of Orange County and in various parts of Lake County. Several road closures remain in place.

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

Blue Ridge Fire

  • Location: Orange County.
  • Size: 14,334 acres.
  • Containment: 23 percent.

The fire spread has slowed down due to reduced winds and humidity over the fire area. Firefighters made good progress on securing the perimeter of the fire, according to Cal Fire's latest report Wednesday.

All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted and repopulation began from 5 p.m. local time Wednesday.

Creek Fire

  • Location: Fresno and Madera counties.
  • Size: 378,701 acres.
  • Containment: 63 percent.

The Creek Fire, which has been burning since September 4, remains very active in its northeastern portion. "Most of this activity has been in the form of previously unburned interior islands being consumed," according to the latest update Thursday from the Incident Information System of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).

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The blaze , dubbed the Silverado Fire , erupted in the Santa Ana Mountains around 6:45 a.m. at Santiago The fire was initially reported at 10 acres , but it had grown to 4, 000 acres by 1 p.m., and to 7 Southern California Edison said its equipment may have sparked the blaze as powerful winds

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"A return to the diurnal wind pattern with most winds, and fire spread being topography and fuel driven with the NE [northeast] side of the [fire] having the greatest activity. Extremely dry fuels, critical fire conditions and very low Rh [relative humidity] allow this to persist. Poor nighttime humidity recoveries will increase fire activity at night," the NWCG noted.

SQF Complex Fire

  • Location: Tulare County.
  • Size: 170,032 acres.
  • Containment: 75 percent.

The SQF Complex Fire, which began on August 19, continues to burn "within areas of significant tree mortality contributing to significant fire resistance to control efforts," according to the latest NWCG report Thursday.

"The northeast corner of the fire on the west side of the Kern River remains active in fuel concentrations mostly interior of the fire edge," the NWCG said.

Active fire behavior is projected for mostly the northwest portion of the fire in Division U and T around the Homers Nose and Cahoon Meadow areas, the NWCG noted.

Parts of Sequoia National Park and Sequoia National Forest remain closed.

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Blue Jay Fire

  • Location: Mariposa County.
  • Size: 6,845 acres.
  • Containment: 50 percent.

The Blue Jay Fire, located with the Yosemite National Park Wilderness area, was reported to be burning mostly in the north and northwest portions, according to the latest NWCG report Wednesday.

"Fire is creeping and smoldering through compact litter and duff, heavy fuels on the forest floor, and in pockets of accumulated dead and down logs, with some isolated single tree torching and short range spotting along the active perimeter. Smoke is rising to tree height and dispersing," the report said.

Other fires

  • Red Salmon Complex Fire in Humboldt County: 143,923 acres, 78 percent contained.
  • Devil Fire in Siskiyou County: 8,885 acres, 40 percent contained.
  • Rattlesnake Fire in Tulare County: 6,946 acres, 40 percent contained.
  • Wolf Fire in Tuolumne County: 1,940 acres, 40 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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California Fire Map, Update as Evacuation Orders Lifted For Silverado and Blue Ridge Blazes .
Firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires across the state, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). © David McNew/Getty Images Firefighters set a backfire to protect homes and try to contain the Blue Ridge Fire on October 27 in Chino Hills, California. Your browser does not support this video All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted for the Silverado and Blue Ridge fires, while some road closures remain place.

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