Today’s Maps of the Northern California Fires Including the New Bear Fire
245,000 acres burned in the fires raging across Northern California this last week. As a whole though, firefighters have managed to add more containment lines around most of the fires burning.
Map of the Bear Fire in the Santa Clara area which began yesterday:
We also have a KMZ file of the Bear Fire that can be viewed in Google Earth if you have access: 20171018_BearIncident_IR
MAPS of the Wine Country Fires:
Below are the most recent maps available as of 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. Click on the thumbnail images of each map to be taken to a pdf. Usually, in the lower right-hand corner of each expanded map, you can see the time and date that the information to create each map was collected.
The Mendocino/Lake Complex:
Here’s a pdf on the Sulphur Fire.
Here’s today’s fact sheet.
We also have a KMZ file of the Mendocino and Lake fires that can be viewed in Google Earth if you have access: 20171018_MendocinoLakeComplex_IR
Overview of the fires in Lake and Mendocino Counties:
For six months rain hasn’t fallen in significant amounts on Mendocino and Lake County and the vegetation is tinder dry. Predictions of rain on Thursday and increasing humidity today should help firefighters. However, with total rain amounts expected to be under a third of an inch and wind gusts possibly jumping to 15 mph, the danger isn’t over. By Saturday, the weather will begin drying out again. Nonetheless, the outlook continues to be good overall for the fires to become even more contained.
The Central LNU Complex in Sonoma:
We also have a KMZ file of the entire Central LNU Complex which includes the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa that can be viewed in Google Earth if you have access: 20171017_2253_CentralLNUComplex_IR_Map
The Southern LNU Complex in Napa County:
We also have a KMZ file of the entire Southern LNU Complex which includes the Atlas Fire that can be viewed in Google Earth if you have access: 20171018_Atlas_IR
Help for those affected by the fires:
- Click here for information on how to donate and how to get help if you are affected by the fires
- Victims can apply for Fed assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362
- FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers DRCs https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ For more information about this program, click this: https://www.gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=20023
Other Useful Links:
More Information on the October Fires–from the earliest story at the top to the most recent at the bottom: Note: the link list was getting too long so we’ve eliminated the earliest stories. However, click on one of the early links below to see a list of stories from the beginning of the fires.
- 8 Confirmed Dead in Mendocino Lake Complex, More Fatalities Expected, Dangerous Fire Conditions Starting Tomorrow
- 31 Confirmed Dead in Wildfires That Broke Out Earlier This Week: Maps
- Three of Those Dead in the Redwood Fire Identified
- Some Communities Evacuated in the Redwood Fire Allowed to Head Home
- Mendocino Sheriff Warns, Phone Scammers Trying to Get Personal Info From Donors Seeking to Help Fire Victims
- SoHum Friends Moved to Santa Rosa; Can You Help Get in Touch With Them After the Fire? Asks Reader
- Body Cam Footage From an Officer in Sonoma County as He Rushed to Evacuate People While Flames Engulfed Their Homes
- Maps, Photos, Numbers for the Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Fires: Three Are Now in the Top 20 Deadliest in California History
- [UPDATE: Other Important Information for Evacuees] Some Evacuation Orders Lifted in Redwood Valley; Repopulation Begins at Noon
- (Audio) Local Songwriters Dedicate Song ‘When California Burns’ to People Affected by Fires
- Firefighters’ Video of Santa Rosa Burning
- More People Can Return Home This Morning, Says Mendocino County
- More People Allowed to Return to Their Homes This Afternoon
- As the Smoke Clears: Maps from the Wine County Fires
- No Price Gouging Allowed, Says State Attorney General