California Statewide Fire Summary
November 5, 2020
November 3, 2020
This morning nearly 4,100 firefighters continue to battle 22 wildfires in California. Yesterday, firefighters responded to 23 new wildfires and quickly contained them. As favorable weather continues, firefighters are strongly working to increase containment lines.
Continued quiet, dry, and mild conditions continue through much of the week. Locally elevated fire weather conditions continue across the southern California mountains through midweek, where local wind gusts to 30 mph and very dry conditions are expected. Areas of coastal fog tonight into Wednesday morning. Significant change in the weather pattern expected Friday and into the weekend. Much cooler temperatures expected statewide by the weekend. Fire weather conditions may become elevated for parts of the state during the windiest conditions on Friday.
The forecast for November predicts warmer and drier than average weather across much of California. Many areas in Northern California, as well as the Southern Coast and Los Angeles Basin, will remain at an above normal potential for significant fire.
Despite cooler temperatures, fire danger remains elevated due to lack of rainfall and warmer than normal temperatures. CAL FIRE continues to be staffed and prepared for wildfires, and is asking all Californians to do the same. To learn ways to prepare for wildfires, as well as other emergency preparedness tips, visit http://www.ReadyForWildfire.org.
With CAL FIRE's Incident Management Team 6's transitioning out of command of the two Orange County fires, and the remainder of the current fire activity occurring on federally owned land, this will be the last Statewide Fire Summary until fire activity increases. For the latest on the current fires from the US Forest Service visit http://www.inciweb.org.