Three Major Bay Wildfires Now At or Near Full Containment, Five and a Half Weeks Later

Three Major Bay Wildfires Now At or Near Full Containment, Five and a Half Weeks Later

Three Major Bay Wildfires Now At or Near Full Containment, Five and a Half Weeks Later

By Jay Barmann at SFist - San Francisco News, Restaurants, Events, & Sports
The destructive CZU Lightning Complex fire in Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties was declared fully, 100-percent contained on Wednesday, five and a half weeks after it was sparked and 86,000 scorched acres later. The larger SCU and LNU complexes to the east and north are both 98-percent contained, and will hopefully be fully contained before some possible winds kick up this weekend.
Similarly high winds are due to hit Northern California this Saturday, September 26, which could spell disaster in any number of areas where fires are still burning or smoldering, including within the perimeter of the August Complex Fire to the north. That fire, now the largest in state history at 860,000 acres, is only 39-percent contained as of Wednesday, and spans four counties (Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity). It's burning in very remote, undeveloped terrain, and therefore despite its size it has only destroyed 51 structures to date.
article date: 2020 09 23
posted: 2020-09-23 12:46:28
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