California Statewide Fire Summary

 

October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

Today Nearly 9,000 firefighters remain on the frontlines of 21 wildfires across the state, 12 of which remain major incidents. Late last night, a new fire erupted near Redlands in San Bernardino County, quickly growing to 100 acres; however, firefighters across the State responded to 26 other new wildfires that were quickly contained.

A Red Flag Warning remains in effect for many parts of Northern California and now a Fire Weather Watch has been issued for the mountains of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, the Santa Clarita Valley, Inland Empire and Northern San Diego County due to critical fire weather. Gusty winds, low humidity and unseasonably warm temperatures will continue into much of Friday. In preparation of the fire weather, CAL FIRE has increased staffing.

Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,500 wildfires that have burned well over 4.1 million acres in California. To date, the total number of fatalities statewide is 31 and more than 9,200 structures have been destroyed.

CAL FIRE is asking residents to ensure they are prepared if a wildfire strikes near them. With Red Flag conditions in many parts of the state over the next couple of days, fires in these areas can spread rapidly. Making quick and safe evacuation is critical to protecting your life and your family. To learn ways to be prepared, visit http://www.ReadyForWildfire.org.


 

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