Summary of Large Fires Statewide

Press release provided by Cal Fire:


Aerial view of the Queen Complex taken soon after the fires started. [Photos provided by Cal Fire.]

Approximately 6,500 firefighters from across the State are battling the 9 large wildfires burning in California. Yesterday, hot temperatures, low humidity and gusty north winds challenged firefighters on several fronts as fire activity increased. These same conditions are expected today, with even warmer temperatures. In fact temperatures in some parts of Northern California are expected to 112 this week. Temperatures should cool down later in the week as increased moisture and even thunderstorms move into California.A Red Flag Warning remains in effect for parts of upper northwest California due to low humidity and strong winds. This warning is expected to last through Wednesday morning.With the increase in wildfires this year, CAL FIRE officials want everyone to remember “Ready, Set, Go!” and stress the importance of being prepared for a wildfire. Being “Set” means having a plan in case a wildfire strikes in the area. All residents should have an evacuation plan, a wildfire action plan and an emergency supply kit. Learn more about “Ready, Set, Go!” of Interest:

 **CAL FIRE Incidents**

Lowell Fire, Nevada County (more info…)

You Bet area, west of Alta

*2,303 acres – 45% contained

* Evacuations in effect

* 1,800 structures threatened

* Full containment expected on August 1


Wragg Fire, Napa & Solano Counties (more info…)

Off Hwy 128 near Lake Berryessa

*7,100 acres – 80% contained

* Evacuations in effect for 136 homes

* Firefighters have stopped to forward spread of yesterday’s increased fire activity.

Queen Fire, Humboldt County (more info…)

Off Hwy 169, 5 miles southeast of Pecwan

*158 acres – 60% contained

**Federal Incidents**

Willow Fire, Madera County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Sierra National Forest

Southeast of Bass Lake

*2,077 acres – 30% contained

* CAL FIRE continues to assist


Cutca Fire, San Diego County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Cleveland National Forest

Palomar Mountain

*167 acres – 75% contained

*CAL FIRE continues to assist


Kyburz Fire, El Dorado County (more info…)

US Forest Service – El Dorado National Forest

Off Hwy 50 in Kyburz

*75 acres – 98% contained


Pines Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Angeles National Forest

Near Big Pines, northwest of Wrightwood

*200 acres – 85% contained


Lake Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)

US Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest
south of Big Bear Lake

*31,359 acres – 98% contained


Washington Fire, Alpine County (more info…)
S Forest Service – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

South of Markleeville

*17,790 acres – 99% contained



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