California Firefighters Look to Full Containment


More than 3,000 firefighters remain on the frontlines of 7 active wildfires, many of which are projected to be fully contained by the end of this week. Firefighters continue to extinguish hot spots and perform fire suppression repair work.
 
Temperatures across the State remain warm and dry. Firefighters are prepared for potential fire activity throughout California. CAL FIRE is urging all Californians to be prepared no matter what the weather may be like, and ensure that they take actions to prevent sparking a new wildfire. Learn more tips on how to prevent a wildfire at www.ReadyForWildfire.org.
 
Since the start of the October Fire Siege on Sunday, October 8, CAL FIRE responded to 250 new wildfires. At the peak of the wildfires there were 21 major wildfires that, in total, burned over 245,000 acres, 11,000 firefighters battled the destructive fires that at one time forced 100,000 to evacuate, destroyed an estimated 8,700 structures (as damage assessment continues, this is the latest count), and sadly, took the lives of 42 people. 


California Fires of Note


**CAL FIRE Incidents**


CENTRAL LNU COMPLEX (3 fires)
Tubbs Fire, Sonoma and Napa Counties 
Between Calistoga and Santa Rosa
* 36,807 acres, 95% contained
* An estimated 5,300 structures destroyed
* 22 civilian fatalities


Pocket Fire, Sonoma County 
North of Geyserville
* 17,357 acres, 94% contained


Nuns Fire, Sonoma & Napa Counties
East of Hwy 12 from east Santa Rosa to east of Sonoma
* 56,556 acres, 94% contained
* An estimated 1,200 structures destroyed
* 1 civilian fatality & 1 private water tender operator in Napa County


SOUTHERN LNU COMPLEX (1 fire)
Atlas Fire, Napa & Solano Counties 
South of Lake Berryessa and northeast of Napa
* 51,624 acres, 97 % contained
* An estimated 785 structures destroyed
* 6 civilian fatalities
Redwood Valley, Mendocino County  FINAL


North of Hwy 20 in Potter Valley and Redwood Valley
* 36,523 acres, 100% contained
* An estimated 540 structures destroyed
* 8 civilian fatalities


Sulphur Fire, Lake County  FINAL
Clearlake Oaks
* 2,207 acres, 100% contained
Bear Fire, Santa Cruz County


Bear Creek Canyon Road, northeast of Boulder Creek
* 391 acres, 95% contained 


Contract County
Vista, Vegetation Fire, Ventura County, Update  NEW
Hwy 33 x Casitas Vista Road
State DPA, SRA, Contract County
* 87 acres grass and brush, 82% contained


**Federal Incidents**
Wilson Fire, Los Angeles County 
Mount Wilson, Mount Wilson Observatory
* 50 acres, 70% contained

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