California Statewide Fire Summary September 7, 2021

California Statewide Fire Summary September 7, 2021

CALIFORNIA (Sept, 7, 2021) — As of Tuesday morning, there were more than 15,500 firefighters making progress on 14 major wildfires and four extended attack wildfires in California.

On Monday, firefighters also responded to 32 new initial attack wildfires across the state. Of those initial attacks, one wildfire became an extended attack fire, but progress is being made. The Caldor fire is now the 17th most destructive fire in California history.

Since the beginning of the year, over 2 million acres have burned in California. While firefighters continue battling the current major wildfires, CAL FIRE and fire departments across the state remain prepared for potential more significant wildfires due to critical fire weather.

Increasing winds

Northern California will see increasing wind flow Wednesday coupled with low relative humidity. An unusually warm and dry airmass is expected today through tonight with high temp departures 5-15 degrees above average with minimum relative humidity values in the single digits/teens/20s with poor to moderate recoveries. Increasing West-South-West winds Wednesday with peak gusts 20-30 mph, locally 35 mph favoring gaps leading out of Coastal Range Tuesday night. Isolated to widely scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms (a mix of wet and dry) will be possible over the mountains and deserts of Southern California Wednesday through Friday, including areas of the San Gabriel Mountains and Antelope Valley.

Temperatures will remain around 10 degrees above normal through Saturday. A gradual cooling trend is expected Saturday into early next week with temperatures dropping back to seasonal norms.

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Fires of Interest


Bridge Fire, Placer County (more info…) Northeast of Auburn

  • 411 acres, 25% contained
  • Evacuation warnings have been lifted
  • Road closures in the area

Unified Command Fires

Caldor Fire, El Dorado and Amador Counties (more info…)

South of Grizzly Flats – El Dorado National Forest

  • 216,646 acres,49% contained
  • 15th Largest and 17th Most Destructive Wildfire in California history
  • Evacuation orders and warnings remain in place
  • More than 24,600 structures remain threatened; 994 structures destroyed
  • Damage inspection is ongoing
  • Repopulation ongoing where safe to do so
  • Highway 50, Hwy 88, and Hwy 89 remain closed
  • Unified Command CAL FIRE and USFS
  • CAL FIRE IMT Team 6, NIMO Team 2, and CA IMT Team 4 in command

Dixie Fire, Butte, Plumas, Lassen, Tehama & Shasta Counties (more info…) Feather River Canyon

  • 917,579 acres, 59% contained
  • Almost 6,000 structures threatened, 1,282 destroyed
  • 2nd Largest and 14th Most Destructive Wildfire in California history
  • Evacuation orders and warnings in place for multiple communities
  • Repopulation ongoing where safe to do so
  • Damage assessment is ongoing
  • Unified Command CAL FIRE, USFS, BLM, and National Park Service
  • CAL FIRE IMT 1 Team and Great Basin IMT Team 1 are in command

French Fire, Kern County (more info…)

West of Lake Isabella – Sequoia National Forest

  • 26,745 acres, 65% contained
  • Evacuation orders have been lifted
  • Unified Command USFS and Kern County Fire
  • NIMO Team 1 and Great Basin IMT Team 6 are in command

Monument Fire, Trinity County (more info…) West of Big Bar – Shasta-Trinity National Forest

  • 184,142 acres, 41% contained
  • 18th largest fire in California history
  • More than 10,500 structures threatened
  • Evacuation orders and warnings remain in place
  • Repopulation ongoing where safe to do so
  • Unified Command CAL FIRE and USFS
  • CAL FIRE IMT Team 5 and CA IMT Team 5 in command

Federal Incidents

Antelope Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…) South of Tennant – Klamath National Forest

  • 71,512 acres, 83% contained
  • Southern Area IMT Red Team in command

Beckwourth Complex, Lassen/Plumas Counties (more info…) Northeast of Beckwourth – Plumas National Forest

• 105,670 acres

• 98% contained

Chaparral Fire, Riverside & San Diego Counties (more info…) Southwest of Murrieta – Cleveland National Forest

• 1,427 acres, 97% contained

Knob, Humboldt County (more info…)

2 Miles south of Willow Creek, Six Rivers National Forest

• 2,414 acres, 89% contained

McCash Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)

Ten Bear Mtn McCash Creek – Six Rivers National Forest

  • 57,038 acres, 15% contained
  • Great Basin IMT Team 3 is in command

McFarland Fire, Shasta, Trinity & Tehama Counties (more info…) West of Platina – Shasta-Trinity National Forest

  • 122,653 acres, 98% contained
  • CA IMT Team 11 in command

River Complex, Siskiyou & Trinity Counties (more info…) West of Callahan – Klamath National Forest

  • 135,689 acres, 19% contained
  • Complex is comprised of 23 fires; 16 fires contained
  • Evacuation orders and warnings remain in place
  • NIMO Team 3 and CA IMT Team 13 in command

Tamarack Fire, Alpine County (more info…)

South of Gardnerville – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

• 68,637 acres, 84% contained

Walkers Fire, Tulare County (more info…) Northeast of Springville – Sequoia National Forest

• 8,719 acres, 58% contained

Extended Attack Incidents

Aruba Fire, San Diego County (more info…) Southeast of the community of Rainbow

• 54 acres, 75% contained

Caballo, Santa Barbara County (more info…) NEW Los Olivos

  • 40 acres, 70% contained
  • Ground resources continue to mop-up and strengthen control line
  • Evacuation orders have been lifted

K-Rail, Humboldt County (more info…) Southeast of Hoopa

• 19 acres, 75% contained

Lawrence Fire, Amador County (more info…) FINAL Northeast of Fiddletown

• 46 acres, 100% contained

Railroad Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)

Off Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass – San Bernardino National Forest

• 61 acres, 95% contained