So…Let’s Review All [the Many, Many] Places California Burns Today

Massive fires consume vegetation and structures around the state today. Here’s Cal Fire’s wrapup. Below that is State Senator Mike McGuire’s tweet about the Rocky Fire in Lake County.

Yesterday afternoon and evening fire activity in Northern California significantly increased as temperatures hit the triple digits and the winds became very gusty. While firefighters worked tirelessly containing over three dozen new wildfires, the windy conditions allowed 5 new large fires to grow rapidly. This morning, nearly 7,000 firefighters are battling 14 large wildfires currently burning in California, including several that are on the National Forest and nearing full containment.

Today, weather conditions will be very similar to yesterday, which will result in fire danger again being elevated. CAL FIRE recommends that all residents living near wildland areas have an evacuation plan and know what they will take if asked to evacuate. When it comes to wildfires, everyone should remember “Ready, Set, Go!”. “Go” means early evacuation. Learn more at


Fires of Interest:

 **CAL FIRE Incidents**

Rocky Fire, Lake County (more info…)

East of Lower Lake

* 8,000 acres

* Evacuations in effect


Swedes Fire, Butte County (more info…)

North of Bangor

* 500 acres – 45% contained

* Evacuations in effect


China Fire, Shasta County (more info…)

China Gulch near Happy Valley, southwest of Redding

* 2 fires for a total of 150 acres – 60% contained

* Evacuations in effect


Mallard Fire, Shasta County (more info…)

Millville area

* 75 acres – 90% contained

* Forward spread of the fire stopped

* Evacuations in effect


Big Creek Fire, Tuolumne County (more info…)

off Hwy 120 and Sprague Rd near Groveland
* 150 acres – 5% contained

* Evacuations in effect


Lowell Fire, Nevada County (more info…)

You Bet area, west of Alta

* 2,303 acres – 60% contained

* All evacuations downgraded to advisories

* Full containment expected on August 3

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

Off Hwy 128 near Lake Berryessa

*7,500 acres – 80% contained

* Evacuations in effect

* Full containment expected on August 3


Queen Fire, Humboldt County (more info…)

Off Hwy 169, 5 miles southeast of Pecwan

*158 acres – 75% contained


**Unified Command Incidents**

Willow Fire, Madera County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Sierra National Forest / CAL FIRE

Southeast of Bass Lake

*3,383 acres – 30% contained


**Federal Incidents**

Cabin Fire, Tulare County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest

Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest

*180 acres


Cutca Fire, San Diego County (more info…)

US Forest Service – Cleveland National Forest

Palomar Mountain

*167 acres – 80% 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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