California Fire Map, Update For Glass and Zogg Blazes As Nearly 100,000 Evacuated

Wildfires in California have seen over 96,000 residents evacuated across the state, with 30 deaths reported and over 7,500 structures destroyed, as of Thursday, according to the latest report from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).

More than 17,000 firefighters are battling 24 major wildfires across the state, including the Glass and Zogg fires, each of which has burned over 55,000 acres, as of Thursday.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect through much of Friday for the North and South Bay areas, Central Mendocino County, Western Monterey County and most of the Los Padres National Forest due to gusty winds and low humidity.

"High temperatures also persist, adding to the critical fire weather danger. A slight cooling trend is not expected to until later in the weekend or early next week," Cal Fire noted.

More than 8,100 wildfires have burned well over 3.9 million acres of California so far this year.

This is the current map for Thursday, October 1, 2020 showing the active wildfire incidents across California. For more information, visit https://t.co/6s2QmGvwFi pic.twitter.com/CWILd5g7jE

— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) October 1, 2020

Here are the latest updates on some of the major fires across the state.

Glass Fire

  • Location: Napa and Sonoma counties.
  • Acres: 58,880.
  • Containment: 5 percent.
  • Structures threatened: 28,835.

The Glass Fire actively burned throughout Thursday. "Flames made intense runs and aligned with the topography. There was spotting up to one mile," Cal Fire noted in its latest report Thursday.

Fire activity is projected to pick up following the Red Flag Warning in effect across the region. Winds were reported to be blowing from the northwest and "the fire area is experiencing near-record temperatures and very low humidity," Cal Fire noted.

Evacuation orders and warnings remain in effect across multiple parts of Napa and Sonoma counties, including the cities of Calistoga and Santa Rosa. See Cal Fire's full report for details.

#RedFlagWarning in effect for portions of western California until Friday for gusty winds and low humidity. This is #CriticalFireWeather so use caution outdoors. More tips: https://t.co/upBwccxXFO pic.twitter.com/OtpVkKmK5Q

— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) October 1, 2020

Zogg Fire

  • Location: Shasta County.
  • Acres: 55,803.
  • Containment: 39 percent.
  • Fatalities: 4.
  • Structures threatened: 1,538.

The Zogg Fire had minimal growth on Thursday and firefighters were able to increase containment. The blaze continues to burn in grass, oak woodland, chaparral and mixed timber, and a downslope northwest wind developed Thursday evening, according to Cal Fire's latest report Thursday.

Evacuation warnings were lifted in parts of Tehama County south of Highway 36, including Tehama Zones C 1&2, F 1&2, G and E. An evacuation order remains in place in Zone H of Tehama County, which includes "all areas north of Highway 36 to the Shasta County Line from Vassar Road/Luce Griswold Road and West to Beegum," Cal Fire confirmed.

Other evacuation orders and road closures remain in place for parts of Shasta and Tehama counties. See Cal Fire's full report for details.

#ZoggFire Incident Map 10.01.20 7:00 a.m. @ShastaSheriff @211Norcal @CALFIRETGU pic.twitter.com/gsdTQwTIfI

— CAL FIRE SHU (@CALFIRESHU) October 1, 2020

August Complex Fire

  • Location: Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity, Tehama, Glenn, Lake, Colusa counties.
  • Acres: 956,084.
  • Containment: 47 percent.
  • Fatalities: 1.

The August Complex Fire is split into three zones—North, South and West—and includes several fires (Elkhorn, Hopkins, Willow, Vinegar, and Doe fires).

The South Zone of the fire has burned at least 489,380 acres, with 70 percent contained, while the North Zone has burned at least 346,156 acres, with 35 percent contained. The West Zone of the fire has grown to 120,463 acres, with 55 percent contained, according to Cal Fire's latest report Wednesday.

Active fire behavior was projected for the North Zone and crews focused on protection around structures in the Ruth, Ruth Lake and Forest Glen areas, according to the latest update Thursday from the Incident Information System of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).

The South Zone saw minimal fire activity Thursday but poor humidity recovery was projected to "continue allowing for potential burning through most of the night. Any fire established outside control lines could exhibit very active fire behavior," the NWCG report said.

The West Zone saw "active spot fires within heavy timber and steep and rugged terrain," and a Red Flag Warning is in place until 8 p.m. local time on October 2, with heavy smoke, north and northwest winds and hot, dry conditions expected, Cal Fire confirmed.

Evacuation orders, warnings and road closures remain in effect across multiple parts of Mendocino, Trinity, Humboldt and Lake counties. See Cal Fire's full report for details.

MAP UPDATED - August Complex South Zone Fire Update & Map for October 1@ShastaTrinityNF @SixRiversNF@CALFIRE_MEU#AugustComplexSouthZone#AugustComplex pic.twitter.com/L6IDOcT5oI

— Mendocino NF (@MendocinoNF) October 1, 2020

Creek Fire

  • Location: Fresno and Madera counties.
  • Acres: 309,796.
  • Containment: 44 percent.
  • Structures threatened: 4,576.

Low relative humidity recovery in the North Zone of the Creek Fire "will maintain potential for scattered flare ups, short range spotting, and undermining of tree roots" and "potential remains for movement to the north into the wilderness," Cal Fire warned in its latest report Thursday.

Active fire behavior was seen in the South Zone. "A relatively static weather pattern will again support seasonally drought stressed fuels contributing to active fire behavior in all size classes," Cal Fire noted.

Challenges to containment are expected, "with steep terrain and increased wind speeds along the exposed higher elevations of the fire," Cal Fire said.

Evacuation orders have been lifted in multiple parts of Fresno County, while evacuation warnings and road closures remain in effect in other parts of Fresno and Madera counties. See Cal Fire's full report for details.

All but three of the Top 20 Largest #Wildfires have occurred since 2000, with 5 of these large & damaging wildfires occurring just this year. As we enter the fall season, which is known to have the largest wildfires, we want to remind everyone that now is the time to be prepared. pic.twitter.com/DAHEiLq4mO

— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) October 1, 2020

Slater/Devil Fires

  • Location: Siskiyou County.
  • Acres: 154,445.
  • Containment: 50 percent.

Hot spots have challenged firefighters on the western and eastern edges of the Slater Fire. "Both areas could see increased fire activity in the next couple of days, as hot and dry weather is predicted," according to the latest report Thursday from the NWCG.

"Hot spots have been detected along both sides, and crews will be working to put in line and strengthen existing ones. Mop-up efforts will continue near Idlewild. On the east side, rough terrain has been an added challenge for crews," the report said.

Firefighters have focused on the southwestern edge of the Devil Fire, securing the fire's edge continued mop-up and patrol work.

Evacuations remain in place for parts of Siskiyou, Josephine and Del Norte counties. See the full NWCG report for more information.

Today over 17,000 firefighters continue to battle 23 major wildfires in California. The latest numbers on all active wildland fires at: https://t.co/6s2QmGvwFi pic.twitter.com/zsYVRLDvtj

— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) October 1, 2020

SQF Complex Fire

  • Location: Tulare County.
  • Acres: 153,226.
  • Containment: 61 percent.

Branch I of the SQF Complex Fire saw smoldering and creeping, as the interior islands continued to burn out. "Two giant Sequoias [trees] have fire in the tops and continue to drop burning embers around structures," according to the latest update Friday from the NWCG.

The interior islands within Branch II of the fire were reported to be actively burning and continue to threaten established containment lines. The fire in Branch III was reported to be "actively backing into and spotted across Garfield Creek," while the north end of the blaze was also "active backing with multiple group tree torching," the NWCG report said.

"Almost all threats from fire have been abated. Threats from secondary fire effects such as hazard trees and soil erosion remain across the entire fire," the NWCG added.

Evacuation orders and warnings remain in place across parts of Tulare County. See the full NWCG report for details.

#SQFComplex Daily Update, Oct. 1

Size: 151,436 acres
Containment: 61 %
Total Personnel: 1,440@TulareSheriff @TulareCoFire @CountyofTulare @Inyo_NF @SequoiaKingsNPS pic.twitter.com/NEQj5ItjSm

— Sequoia Nat'l Forest (@sequoiaforest) October 1, 2020

Bobcat Fire

  • Location: Los Angeles County.
  • Acres: 114,901.
  • Containment: 75 percent.

The Bobcat Fire was reported to be "winding down," with a few areas of interior fire activity remaining "along the open line on the northeast side of Fenner Canyon, along the center of the west flank where this fire meets the old Station Fire burn scar and in the island of unburned vegetation northwest of Mount Wilson," the NWCG confirmed in its latest update Thursday.

Minimal fire growth is projected, limited to the interior island near Mount Wilson (Division A) and above Paradise Springs where a slight growth is expected.

Evacuation orders, warnings and road closures remain in place for several parts of Los Angeles County. See the full NWCG report for details.

Due to the hard work of crews the #BobcatFire is now 75% contained and 114,901 acres. pic.twitter.com/Bty6ykqDZB

— Angeles_NF (@Angeles_NF) October 1, 2020

Other fires

  • LNU Lightning Complex Fire in multiple North Bay counties: 363,220 acres; 100 percent contained.
  • SCU Lightning Complex Fire in multiple Easy Bay counties: 396,624 acres; 100 percent contained.
  • North Complex Fire in Butte, Plumas, Yuba counties: 316,685 acres; 79 percent contained.
  • Red Salmon Complex Fire in Humboldt County: 126,673 acres; 31 percent contained.
  • Dolan Fire in Monterey County: 124,924 acres; 90 percent contained.
  • Apple Fire in Fresno County: 33,424 acres; 95 percent contained.
  • Slink Fire in Mono County: 26,759 acres; 86 percent contained.
  • El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County: 22,744 acres; 93 percent contained.
  • Blue Jay Fire in Mariposa County (Yosemite National Park Wilderness): 5,335 acres; 50 percent contained.
  • Rattlesnake Fire in Tulare County: 4,070 acres; 0 percent contained.
  • Wolf Fire in Tuolumne County (Yosemite National Park Wilderness): 1,092 acres; 60 percent contained.

For the latest up-to-date information on these fires and others in the state, visit the Cal Fire website.

Glass Fire California October 2020
A firefighter sprays water on hot spots while battling the Glass Fire on October 1, in Calistoga, California. Nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated across the state amid the ongoing wildfires. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images