Wildfire Outbreak Causes Home Damage in Western U.S.

Wildfire Outbreak Causes Home Damage in Western U.S.

Updated 9/17/20: HUD announced federal disaster assistance for the State of Oregon to provide support to homeowners and low-income renters displaced from their homes in areas affected by wildfires and straight-line winds.

HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for Victims of Oregon Wildfires

Updated 9/16/20: Freddie Mac issued a release reminding mortgage servicers of its disaster relief policies for homeowners amid Hurricane Sally and the ongoing wildfires threatening California and the Western states.

Freddie Mac Confirms Disaster Relief Options for Homeowners Affected by Hurricane Sally and the Ongoing Wildfires

Updated 9/13/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires beginning on August 14, 2020 and continuing.

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4558

Updated 9/11/20: Click the link below to access a summary of approximate active wildfire events that have reportedly caused structural damage.

 

Updated 9/10/20: FEMA issued an Emergency Declaration for areas in Oregon affected by wildfires beginning on September 8, 2020 and continuing.

Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542)

Updated 9/10/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires beginning on August 14, 2020 and continuing.

California Wildfires (DR-4558)

Updated 9/10/20: The Weather Channel issued an update on historic wildfire activity impacting the Western U.S.

‘I’ll Never Go Back’: Western Wildfires Quotes and Key Numbers

Additional Resources:

Oregon Governor Kate Brown:
Executive Order 20-41: Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act Statewide in Light of Extreme Fire Danger from Hot, Dry, Windy Conditions

 

Updated 8/25/20: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will deliver federal disaster assistance to the State of California and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes in areas affected by wildfires.

HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for California Wildfire Victims

Updated 8/24/20: The Weather Channel published a report offering the latest updates on major wildfire activity that has burned more than 1.4 million acres in California.

California Complex Fire Update

Updated 8/22/20: FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires beginning on August 14, 2020 and continuing.

Updated 8/20/20: The Weather Channel issued a report outlining wildfire activity in California that has combined to form events known as complex fires. Two such fires have damaged and destroyed more than 100 structures in impacted areas.

More Evacuations Planned as California Wildfires Spread

LNU Lightning Complex Fire (124,100 acres; 0% containment)

Updated 8/18/20: ABC News published a report offering the latest on an outbreak of wildfire activity that has damaged and destroyed homes in the Western U.S.

More Wildfires Explode in the West as Historic Heat Continues

Additional Resource:

CNN (Record-Breaking Heat is Fueling Nearly 30 Wildfires Burning Across California)

Updated 7/28/20: As major wildfire activity continues across the Western U.S., please see below for an updated approximate listing of events that have been responsible for structural damage (according to media outlets) since the outbreak began in June.

California
Coyote Fire (1,508 acres; 100% containment)
July 15-18

  • West of Panoche – Panoche Road (San Benito County, 95043)
  • 1 house/barn/5 outbuildings destroyed

Media: https://benitolink.com/coyote-fire-continues-burning-near-panoche-valley/

Crews Fire (5,513 acres; 100% containment)

July 5-13

  • Gilroy (Santa Clara County, 95020, 95021)
    *Crews Road and Oak Spring Circle (North of Gilroy)
  • 3 structures destroyed

Media: https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/crews-fully-contain-park-fire-in-morgan-hill-343-acres-burned/

Mineral Fire (29,667 acres; 85% containment)
July 13 – Present

  • Mineral Spring Rd./Highway 198 – West of Coalinga (Fresno County, 93210)
  • 7 structures destroyed

Media: https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/crews-fully-contain-park-fire-in-morgan-hill-343-acres-burned/

Niland Fire (total acreage unknown; 100% containment)
June 28-29

  • Niland (Imperial County, 92257)
    *Impacted homes located across Highway 111
  • Approximately 37 homes destroyed

Media: https://www.thedesertreview.com/news/niland-picks-up-the-pieces/article_ff53d0ae-bd56-11ea-9de0-53a0bffa9898.html

Park Fire (343 acres; 100% containment)
July 4-6

  • Morgan Hill/Anderson Lake Area (Santa Clara County, 95037, 95038)
    *East Dunne Avenue and Finley Ridge Road (East of Morgan Hill)
  • Several outbuildings damaged (total number unknown)

Media: https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/crews-fully-contain-park-fire-in-morgan-hill-343-acres-burned/

Power Fire (108 acres; 100% containment)
July 11-15

  • Kerckhoff Lake/Madera Foothills Area (Madera County, 93602)
    *Road 222 and Road 235 (South of North Fork, 93643)
  • 1 home/outbuilding destroyed

CAL Fire: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/7/11/power-fire/

Nevada
Numbers Fire (18,380 acres; 100% containment)
July 6-14

  • Gardnerville Area (Douglas County, 89410)
  • 3 homes/40 outbuildings destroyed

Media: https://mynews4.com/news/local/agencies-respond-to-multiple-fires-along-us-395-south-of-gardnerville

Poeville Fire (3,010 acres; 98% containment as of last report)
June 26 – ?

  • Northwest Reno (Washoe County, 89506)
  • 1 home/10 structures destroyed

Media: https://www.kolotv.com/2020/06/27/crews-on-scene-of-half-acre-peavine-fire/

Oregon
Wickiup Road Fire (101 acres; 80% containment)
July 24 – Present

  • Southeast of Prineville (Crook County, 97754)
  • 1 cabin/mobile home destroyed

Media: https://www.mycentraloregon.com/2020/07/28/wickiup-road-fire-update-july-27-800-a-m/

Utah