Fast-Growing Fires Damage California Homes

Fast-Growing Fires Damage California Homes

Fast-Growing Fires Damage California Homes

Updated 11/3/19: The Weather Channel published a report offering the latest updates on California wildfire activity.

As Firefighters Gain Edge on California Wildfires, President Trump Slams Gov. Gavin Newsom

Additional Resource:

California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CAL Fire) Active Incidents 

Kincade Fire (77,758 acres; 76% containment)
– Geyersville (Sonoma County, 95441)
– Jimtown (Sonoma County, 95441)

Getty Fire (840  acres, 79% containment)
– Tigertail Rd., Los Angeles (Los Angeles County, 90049)

Hillside Fire (200 acres; 70% containment)
– San Bernardino (San Bernardino County, 92407)

46 Fire (328 acres; 95% containment)
– Jurupa Valley (Riverside County, 92509)

Maria Fire (9,412; 50% containment)
– Santa Paula (Ventura County, 93060, 93061)

Miller Fire (37 acres; 100% containment)
– Valley Center (San Diego County, 92082)

Palisades Fire (current statistics unavailable)
– Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles County, 90272)

Tick Fire (4,615 acres; 100% containment)
Santa Clarita
– Agua Dulce (Los Angeles County, 91390)
– Canyon Country (Los Angeles County, 91351, 91387)

The following wildfires are available for review on MapAlert:
– Getty Fire

– Kincade Fire

– Maria Fire

– Tick Fire

Updated 10/29/19: CBS News issued a report offering updates on Northern California wildfire activity and a new wind event threat that may further fuel it.

Powerful winds could fan devastating wildfires in California – live updates (full report)

California counties possibly impacted by planned power outages:

  • Alameda
  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Butte
  • Calaveras
  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • El Dorado
  • Glenn
  • Humboldt
  • Kern
  • Lake
  • Marin
  • Mariposa
  • Mendocino
  • Napa
  • Nevada
  • Placer
  • Plumas
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Shasta
  • Sierra
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus
  • Tehama
  • Trinity
  • Tuolumne
  • Yolo
  • Yuba

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4407

Updated 10/28/19: CNN published a report offering the latest updates on a series of wildfires that have sparked in Northern California.

Wildfire Burns in Los Angeles (full report)

Updated 10/28/19: California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CAL Fire) Active Incidents 

Approximate locations containing associated home damage:

Kincade Fire (66,231 acres; 5% containment)
– Geyersville (Sonoma County, 95441)
– Jimtown (Sonoma County, 95441)

Getty Fire (500 acres, containment unknown)
– Tigertail Rd., Los Angeles (Los Angeles County, 90049)

Miller Fire (37 acres; 100% containment)
– Valley Center (San Diego County, 92082)

Palisades Fire (current statistics unavailable)
– Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles County, 90272)

Tick Fire (4,615 acres; 70% containment)
– Agua Dulce (Los Angeles County, 91390)
– Canyon Country (Los Angeles County, 91351, 91387)
– Santa Clarita (Los Angeles County, 91310, 91321, 91350, 91351, 91354, 91355, 91380, 91382, 91383, 91384, 91385, 91386, 91387, 91390)

Updated 10/27/19: California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide emergency declaration due to threats from extreme weather conditions and wildfire activity.

Governor Newsom Declares Statewide Emergency Due to Fires, Extreme Weather Conditions

 

 

Disaster Alert
October 24, 2019

Source: The Weather Channel

Additional Resource:

California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CAL Fire) Active Incidents 

Approximate locations containing associated home damage:

California

Kincade Fire (21,900 acres; 5% containment)
– Geyersville (Sonoma County, 95441)
– Jimtown (Sonoma County, 95441)

Palisades Fire (45 acres; 75% containment)
– Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles County, 90272)

Tick Fire (4,300 acres; 5% containment)
– Agua Dulce (Los Angeles County, 91390)
– Canyon Country (Los Angeles County, 91351)

At a Glance

  • 50,000 Southern Californians were evacuated by two fires Thursday near Los Angeles.
  • 10,000 structures are threatened by the Tick Fire burning near Santa Clarita.
  • Meanwhile, the Kincade Fire spread rapidly in Northern California.
  • Residents of Geyserville were ordered to evacuate as the fire jumped a highway.
  • PG&E said high-voltage lines near the fire still had power when it started.

Houses have been leveled, hundreds of schools closed and roadways shut down by at least nine wildfires burning across California.

Pacific Gas and Electric said in a press release that one of its transmission towers malfunctioned near the origin of one the largest fires right around the time the blaze began. The utility had cut off power to about 180,000 homes and businesses as a precautionary move to prevent wildfires.

Tens of thousands of Californians fled their homes as the blazes chewed through a combined area of the state the size of San Francisco.

The Tick Fire in Santa Clarita, just outside of Los Angeles, started Thursday afternoon and triggered evacuation orders for 40,000 people. It continued to expand overnight after it jumped State Road 14, closing portions of the highway and forcing additional evacuations in the Sand Canyon area.

“We’re dealing with some very high wind speeds out here,” Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Tony Imbrenda told The Weather Channel Friday morning. “Last night we had wind gusts up to 65 mph on the fire line and that gave us a lot of issues. Firefighters had a difficult firefight last night … We’re hoping for a little cooperation from the weather today.”

For full report, please click the source link above.

Associated County ZIP Code List

Disaster Alert
October 24, 2019

Source: The Weather Channel

Additional Resource:

California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CAL Fire) Active Incidents 

Approximate locations containing associated home damage:

California

Kincade Fire (21,900 acres; 5% containment)
– Geyersville (Sonoma County, 95441)
– Jimtown (Sonoma County, 95441)

Palisades Fire (45 acres; 75% containment)
– Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles County, 90272)

Tick Fire (4,300 acres; 5% containment)
– Agua Dulce (Los Angeles County, 91390)
– Canyon Country (Los Angeles County, 91351)

At a Glance

  • 50,000 Southern Californians were evacuated by two fires Thursday near Los Angeles.
  • 10,000 structures are threatened by the Tick Fire burning near Santa Clarita.
  • Meanwhile, the Kincade Fire spread rapidly in Northern California.
  • Residents of Geyserville were ordered to evacuate as the fire jumped a highway.
  • PG&E said high-voltage lines near the fire still had power when it started.

Houses have been leveled, hundreds of schools closed and roadways shut down by at least nine wildfires burning across California.

Pacific Gas and Electric said in a press release that one of its transmission towers malfunctioned near the origin of one the largest fires right around the time the blaze began. The utility had cut off power to about 180,000 homes and businesses as a precautionary move to prevent wildfires.

Tens of thousands of Californians fled their homes as the blazes chewed through a combined area of the state the size of San Francisco.

The Tick Fire in Santa Clarita, just outside of Los Angeles, started Thursday afternoon and triggered evacuation orders for 40,000 people. It continued to expand overnight after it jumped State Road 14, closing portions of the highway and forcing additional evacuations in the Sand Canyon area.

“We’re dealing with some very high wind speeds out here,” Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Tony Imbrenda told The Weather Channel Friday morning. “Last night we had wind gusts up to 65 mph on the fire line and that gave us a lot of issues. Firefighters had a difficult firefight last night … We’re hoping for a little cooperation from the weather today.”

For full report, please click the source link above.