Wildfires in Northern California: Where to Find Air Quality Updates, Evacuations, and Official Information


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Updated at 9:32 p.m. on October 16

The last: The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for elevations above 5,500 feet in the northern Sierra and southern waterfalls from Sunday evening through Monday morning. They advise drivers to be prepared for slippery roads, travel delays and possible chain checks

The Caldor fire closure area in the Eldorado National Forest was reduced on October 15 due to increased containment, moderate weather, repaired areas and the removal of dangerous trees. Desolation Wilderness, areas north of Hwy 50 and west of the closure area and areas on the south side of Hwy 88 are open with the smallest fire closure area, according to the US Forest Service

Small areas around Wrights Lake and Thunder Mountain remain closed. Winter recreation sites in the closed area, including Sierra at Tahoe, Adventure Mountain, and Sno-Parks, will be assessed and reopened when safe.

The authorities talk about 30 structures were destroyed on Monday afternoon when flames roared through a mobile home park in Sacramento County. In San Joaquin County, a man was severely burned and about five trailers were destroyed at another mobile home park. The winds eased on Tuesday.

Firefighters also worked to contain a number of small fires in northern California on Monday, including the View Fire in Tehama County and the Newell Fire in Napa County. The two fires were 100% contained on Tuesday.

The Lake Tahoe Basin Prescribed Burn Program can start as early as November if weather conditions allow, the Forest Service said on Tuesday. Fuel management like this kept the Caldor fire from burning in South Lake Tahoe this summer.

Air quality is expected to be moderate in the Sacramento area on Saturday. To verify airnow.gov for the latest news from your area.

This article will be updated with the latest information on these fires when it becomes available. Sign up for emergency alerts in your county to be notified of warnings and evacuation orders.

Here are the fires we are tracking. Click for more information:

Here are some resources on how to prepare for wildfires and keep track of fire information:


Dixie Fire

The Dixie fire started over the Cresta Dam in the Feather River Canyon on July 13. A first responder died from an illness.

Counties: Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta and Tehama

Where to get information:

Area and containment

As of 9 a.m. on October 15, the Dixie fire was 94% contained and had burned 963,309 acres.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


Caldor’s fire

This fire began on August 14 in the Eldorado National Forest near the Grizzly Flats area off Omo Ranch Road near Santiago Creek. Officials hold occasional live community briefings at 5 p.m. You can watch it here.

Counties: El Dorado, Alpin and Amador

Where to get information:

Area and containment

By 9 a.m. on October 15, this fire was 98% under control and had burned 221,835 acres.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


River complex

The fires at the River Complex were started by lightning on July 30.

Counties: Siskiyou

Where to get information:

Area and containment

By 9 a.m. on October 16, these fires were 92 percent under control and had burned 199,343 acres.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


Monument fire

The fire at the monument was triggered by lightning on July 30.

Counties: Trinity

Where to get information:

Area and containment

By 9:42 p.m. on October 14, the fire was 94% under control and had burned 223,124 acres.


Antelope fire

The antelope fire may have been started by a lightning strike on August 2.

Counties: Siskiyou

Where to get information:

Area and containment

At 9 a.m. on September 30, the fire was 95% under control and burned 145,632 acres.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


Larch fire

The Tamarack Fire is a lightning fire that burns near Markleeville and Pleasant Valley that began on July 4, but exploded in size on July 16. Residents can sign up to receive evacuation notifications. here.

Counties: Alpine

Where to get information

Area and containment

As of 3 p.m. on September 17, this fire was 82 percent under control and burned 68,637 acres.

Evacuations

Here’s where you can find the latest information on evacuations:


Forest fire map


Fully contained fires

Salt fire

Frenchtown fire

River fire

Glen fire

Washington Fire

Airola fire

Bridge light

Lava fire

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