How many fires are there?
August 20, 2020
According to Newsom, firefighters are battling 367 known wildfires across California, including 23 that are considered major fires.
But of those 367 fires, "the prospect of that number going up is very real," he said at a press conference Wednesday.
As of early Thursday, Cal Fire reported that there has so far been a total of 5,762 "incidents," or number of wildfires, over the course of the 2020 fire season.
All but three of the "active incidents" (or fires) listed on Cal Fire's website Thursday morning were 50% or less contained.
The LNU Lightning Complex has been active for 2 days and burned 131,000 acres. As of Thursday, it was 0% contained.