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California Fires Update Thursday (10.12.17)




California Fires Char 191,437 Acres, so far

Fire conditions remained active overnight as over 8,000 firefighters braced for gusty North winds as they battle 21 wildfires that have burned 191,437 acres.

Red Flag Warnings for gusty winds and low humidity remain in effect across the fire area and much of Northern California. These winds will continue to challenge firefighters in their efforts towards containment and will increase the risk for new fires. With high fire danger across California yesterday, a new large wildfire broke out in Fresno County. The death toll has risen to 23 across 4 fires as estimates remain that 3,500 homes and other structures were destroyed. Hundreds of additional fire engines and firefighters have been requested from other states, not only to help relieve crews on the frontlines, but to be ready for the possibility of new wildfires that may ignite during the Red Flag Warnings.
 
With wildfire risk high, residents are urged to remain prepared for wildfires. Learn more by visiting www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

SOUTHERN LNU COMPLEX (6 fires)

Atlas Fire, Napa & Solano Counties 
South of Lake Berryessa and northeast of Napa
* 43,762 acres, 3% contained
* Significant structures destroyed

Partrick Fire, Napa County 
west of Napa
* 10,817 acres, 2% contained

Nuns / Norrbom Fire, Sonoma County
north of Glen Ellen and east of Boyes Hot Springs
* 14,698 acres, 3% contained
* The Nuns Fire and Norrbom Fire have merged
 
Pressley Fire, Sonoma County
East of Rohnert Park
* 473 acres, 1% contained
 
Adobe Fire, Sonoma County
Near Kenwood
* 7,955 acres, 1% contained

MENDOCINO-LAKE COMPLEX (2 fires)

Redwood Valley, Mendocino County
North of Hwy 20 in Potter Valley and Redwood Valley
ยท         32,100 acres, 5% contained
* Significant structures destroyed
 
Sulphur Fire, Lake County
Clearlake Oaks
* 2,500 acres, 45% contained

WIND COMPLEX (4 fires)

Cascade Fire, Yuba County
Loma Rica area
* 10,171 acres, 45% contained 
* Significant structure destroyed

Lobo Fire, Nevada County
Rough and Ready area
* 829 acres, 52% contained
* Multiple structures destroyed
 
McCourtney Fire, Nevada County
southwest of Grass Valley
* 76 acres, 89% contained

LaPorte Fire, Butte County
Bangor area
* 6,059 acres, 25% contained

OTHER FIRES

Point Fire, Calaveras County
Hwy 26 & Higdon Rd., West Point
* 130 acres, 90% contained
 
Cherokee Fire, Butte County 
North of Oroville
* 8,360 acres, 60% contained
 
Honey Fire, Butte County
Southwest of Paradise
* 150 acres, 40% contained
 
37 Fire, Sonoma County
Hwy 37 & Lakeville Highway near Skaggs Island
ยท         1,660 acres, 90% contained
 
Silver Fire, Fresno County NEW
Northwest of Squaw Valley
* 50 acres, 40% contained
 
Ridge Fire, Lake County FINAL
west of Indian Valley Reservoir
* 87 acres, 100% contained

CENTRAL LNU COMPLEX (2 fires)

Tubbs Fire, Sonoma and Napa Counties 

Between Calistoga and Santa Rosa
* 34,270 acres, 10% contained
* Significant number of structures destroyed
Pocket Fire, Sonoma County
Pocket Ranch Rd and Ridge Ranch Rd, Geyserville
* 8,130 acres
 
OTHER
Canyon 2 Fire, Orange County 
Hwy 91 & Gypsum Canyon Rd, Anaheim City
* 9,217 acres, 60% contained
* Unified command with CAL FIRE, Orange County, Anaheim and City of Orange
 
**Federal Incidents**
Ice Fire, El Dorado County
13 miles east of Camino
US Forest Service - El Dorado National Forest
* 30 acres, 75% contained





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