Governor Newsom Provides an Update on the Wildfires Currently Burning Across California


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Governor Newsom provided an update on the wildfires burning across California Tuesday afternoon. Nearly 14,000 firefighters are deployed working to contain over 900 fires. More than 3,400 structures have been destroyed, 42,000 people have been evacuated, 1.8 million acres have burned and 8 lives have been lost.

Although the fires have high containment numbers Newsom believes it is, “Not good enough, we still have work to do.”

He continued to say, “We have substantially made progress” but with the expected wind, we need to be careful. As the, “Fires are anything but behind us” Newsom expressed, “Deep gratitude for all those on those front lines that are selfless in their sacrifice and their heroism”.

SCU Lightning Complex Fire:.
95% contained
396,624 acres
224 structures destroyed
26 structures damaged
0 structures threatened
Civilians injured: 2
First responders injured: 3
Fatalities: 0
Expect full containment: September 12, 2020

LNU Lightning Complex Fire:
91% contained
375,209 acres
1,491 structures destroyed
232 structures damaged
1,204 structures threatened
First responders injured: 1
Civilians injured: 4
Civilian deaths: 3 in Napa County, 2 in Solano County

CZU Lightning Complex Fire
81% contained
86,509 acres
Civilian deaths: 1
Civilian injuries: 1
1,490 structures destroyed
140 structures damaged
7,647 structures threatened
4,300 people evacuated

August Fire:
24% contained
356,000 acres

Creek Fire (Fresno/ Madera):
0% contained
143,000 acres

Valley Fire (San Diego):
3% contained
17,000 acres

El Dorado Fire (San Bernardino):
10% contained
16,000 acres

Bobcat Fire (LA county):
0% contained
8,500 acres

Oak Fire (Mendocino):
5% contained
863 acres

 

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