Wildfire Outbreak Causes Home Damage in Western U.S.

Wildfire Outbreak Causes Home Damage in Western U.S.

Updated 12/7/20: The Weather Channel published a report offering the latest updates regarding wildfire activity in Southern California.

Fire Danger Means Power Shutoffs Possible for Over 200,000 California Homes and Businesses

Updated 11/25/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires from September 4 to November 17, 2020.

https://www.fema.gov/disaster-federal-register-notice/dr-4569-ca-amendment-003

Updated 11/19/20: ABC News issued a report detailing the Mountain View Fire, which has reportedly burned 80 structures in Mono County, Calif.

Wildfires Erupt in California, Nevada

Event Overview:

Mountain View Fire (20,879 acres; 20% containment)

  • November 17 – Present
  • Mono County (California); Douglas County (Nevada)
  • 80 structures destroyed

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Coleville (96107)
  • Spring Creek (96107)
  • Walker (96107)

Additional Resource:

Updated 11/12/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires that took place August 14 to September 28, 2020

https://www.fema.gov/disaster-federal-register-notice/dr-4558-ca-amendment-010

Updated 10/26/20: The Weather Channel published a report offering the latest on two active Colorado wildfires that have become the largest in state history.

Colorado Wildfires Burn Hundreds of Homes Before Snow Brings Some Relief

Event Overview:

Cameron Peak Fire (208,663 acres; 64% containment)

  • August 13 – Present
  • Larimer County
  • 100 structures destroyed; 4 houses damaged

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Bellvue (Larimer County, 80512)
  • Estes Park (Larimer County, 80511, 80517)
  • Glen Haven (Larimer County, 80532)
  • Kinikinik (Larimer County, 80512)
  • Loveland (Larimer County, 80538)
    *Houses burned in Redstone Canyon/Buckskin Heights Subdivision
  • Red Feather Lakes (Larimer County, 80545)
  • Rustic (Larimer County, 80512)
  • Spencer Heights (Larimer County, 80512)

East Troublesome Fire (192,560 acres; 15% containment)

  • October 24 – Present
  • Grand/Jackson/Larimer Counties
  • 300-400 structures destroyed

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Estes Park (Larimer County, 80511, 80517)
  • Granby (Grand County, 80446)
  • Grand Lake (Larimer County, 80447)
  • Hot Sulphur Springs (Grand County, 80451)
  • Kremmling (Grand County, 80459)
  • Parshall (Grand County, 80468)
  • Rand (Jackson County, 80473)
  • Walden (Jackson County, 80430, 80480)

Updated 10/22/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires beginning on September 4, 2020 and continuing.

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4569

Updated 10/15/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires that took place August 14 to September 28, 2020.

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

Updated 9/29/20: The Weather Channel issued a report outlining an outbreak of wildfire activity that has destroyed structures in Northern California (Wine Country).

Northern California Wildfires Burn Homes, Wineries; Tens of Thousands Flee

Event Overview:

Glass Fire (36,236  acres; 0% containment)
*Includes Shady/Boysen fire perimeters

  • September 27 – Present
  • Napa/Sonoma Counties
    *North Fork Crystal Springs/Crystal Springs Road
    **Homes reportedly burned in Santa Rosa (Skyhawk community, Mountain Hawk Drive)
  • Approximately 12 houses/unconfirmed number of wineries destroyed

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Angwin (Napa County, 94508, 94576)
  • Barro (Napa County, 94574)
  • Calistoga (Napa County, 94515)
  • Deer Park (Napa County, 94576)
  • Kenwood (Sonoma County, 95409, 95452)
  • Larkmead (Napa County, 94515)
  • Sanitarium (Napa County, 94574)
  • Santa Rosa (Sonoma County, 95401, 95402, 95402, 95403, 95404, 95405, 95406, 95407, 95409)
  • St. Helena (Napa County, 94574)
  • Woodleaf (Napa County, 94515)

Zogg Fire (40,317  acres; 0% containment)

  • September 27 – Present
  • Shasta County
    *Zogg Mine Road/Jenny Bird Lane (North of Igo)
  • 146 structures destroyed

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Cottonwood (Shasta County, 96022)
  • Igo (Shasta County, 96047)
  • Ono (Shasta County, 96047)

Updated 9/28/20: California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an emergency declaration in response to wildfire activity that has destroyed homes and prompted the evacuations of thousands of residents.

Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Napa, Sonoma and Shasta Counties, Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Bolster Response to Fires Across State

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