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MAP: A look at the wildfires burning across California



I AM BRITTANY NIELSEN. THANKS FOR JOIN US. LET’S GET UPDATES ON THE BIGGEST BURNING FIRES IN OUR AREA … RIVER FIRE AND CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ALL TWO MAJOR CONCERNS HERE ON THE CENTRAL COAST …. ## # THE FIRE OF THE LIGHTNING COMPLEX CZU. THERE ARE 22 FIRES THAT MERGED INTO SEVERAL LARGER FIRES IN SANTA CRUZ AND SAN MATEO COUNTIES. IT HAS INCREASED TO 50 THOUSAND ACRES. THERE IS STILL NO CONTAINMENT … 50 STRUCTURES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED 20- THOUSAND STRUCTURES ARE AT RISK …. OVER 64 – THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE BEEN EVACUATED …. ## AND HERE IS A MAP OF THIS FIRE. IT EXTENDS FROM BUTANO STATE PARK .. THROUGH BIG BASIN STATE PARK .. UP TO NEAR HENRY COWELL REDWOODS STATE PARK. AGAIN, IT IS NOW 50 THOUSAND ACRES. ### WE WANT TO BRING YOU NOW TO ACTION NEWS 8 REPORTER PHIL GOMEZ … IS LIVE FOR US FROM SCOTTS VALLEY BASE CAMP. IT WAS A DIFFICULT EVENING FOR THE FIRE FIGHTERS AND THE COMMUNITY A SERIES OF HOUSES OFF THIEL DRIVE IN BOULDER CREEK WERE DESTROYED BY FLAMES THE NIGHT THERE. GOT THIS MORNING AND TELL US WHAT WAS REMAINING OF THEIR MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD “YOU COULD HEAR PROPANE TANKS EXPLODE ALL PINECREST IS GONE. THE PARTS ABOVE RAMBLING ROAD ARE MISSING. YEAH, THAT IS VERY VERY GOOD. YOUR HOME? THIS IS LIKELY A HOME THAT WAS CAUGHT IN THE FIRE CAL FIRE DISCOVERS PEOPLE TRYING TO RETURN TO THE EVACUATED AREAS IT PREVENTS CREWS FROM FIGHTING OUT OF CONTROL BLOCKS OF ROADS ARE INSTALLED TO PREVENT PEOPLE DRIVING IN FIRE ZONES ARRIVED THIS MORNING THEIR JOB IS TO EVACUATE PEOPLE AND PREVENT Looting PHIL: YOU MENTIONED MPs PATROLING THE FIRE ZONE … WERE THERE ANY CASE OF TAKI NG PEOPLE ADVANTAGE OF EVACUATIONS SO FAR THANKS PHIL … TODAY WE HEARD CAL FIRE … WHEN WE PROPOSED THE WORST SCENARIO 4:35 WORST CASE SCENARIO … WORST CASE. 4:35 WORST CASE SCENARIO … SUGGESTED 5:15 THE FIRST RESPONDERS PERFORMED THREE SEPARATE RESCUES OVERNIGHT … THESE WERE PEOPLE WHO DID NOT EVACUATE WHEN TOLD TO DO. WE KNOW THE FIRST RESPONDERS PERFORMED THREE SEPARATE RESCUES OVERNIGHT … THESE WERE PEOPLE WHO DID NOT EVACUATE WHEN TOLD TO DO. WE ALSO HEARD CAL FIRE ON THE WEATHER … HEARING THAT THERE WERE SOME WE KNOW THE FIRST RESPONDERS PERFORMED THREE SEPARATE RESCUES OVERNIGHT … EVACUATED WHEN TOLD TO DO SO. WE ALSO HEARD CAL FIRE ON THE WEATHER … HEARD THERE WERE SOME FAVORABLE CHANGES. 1:25 OVERNIGHT WE SEEN … ENTERING TRT ZONE: 33 LET’S TURN NOW TO METEOROLOGIST ART JARRETT. CAN YOU TELL US HOW IT HELPS AND WHAT THE OPPORTUNITY WINDOW LOOKS LIKE. ### WITH THE FAST SPREADING FIRE FORCES PEOPLE TO FLY THE FACILITY IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY. SANTA CRUZ COUNTY FAIR, ON EAST LAKE AVENUE IN WATSONVILLE. SANTA CRUZ CIVIC AUDITORIUM, ON THE STREET OF THE CHURCH, IN SANTA CRUZ. PARKING ‘K’ AT CABRILLO COLLEGE AND THE GYM WERE ALSO OPEN FOR EVACUATES. IN RESPONSE TO THE FIRES SAFEGUARDING SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY VOLUNTEER CENTER MOBILIZES VOLUNTEERS TO MEET GROWING NEEDS. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO ASSIST THE STAFF OF THE EMERGENCY SHELTERS ESTABLISHED IN THE COUNTY. THE CENTER ALSO OFFERS RESOURCES TO HELP ANYONE PREPARE FOR AN EVACUATION. MORE INFORMATION ON THESE RESOURCES AND MORE ON HOW TO VOLUNTEER IS ON THEIR WEBSITE … SC- DOT ORG VOLUNTEER CENTER ## NOW AT RIVER FIRE: BRLANT SOUTH OF SALINAS. IT’S NEARLY 40 THOUSAND ACRES. CONTAINMENT HAS INCREASED SLIGHTLY … UP TO TWO PERCENT … TO 9 PERCENT. 10 STRUCTURES WERE DESTROYED. TWO WERE DAMAGED. RIGHT NOW … OVER 3 THOUSAND STRUCTURES ARE AT RISK. THE CARMEL FIRE BURNING IN THE CARMEL VALLEY … HAS REACHED 47 HUNDRED ACRES. THERE IS NO CONTAINMENT. FIRE FIGHTERS INDICATE MOISTURE IN ASSISTED AREA OVERNIGHT … BUT ALWAYS ACTIVELY BURNT. AT LEAST 28 STRUCTURES WERE DESTROYED BY THE CARMEL FIRE AND TWO MORE DAMAGED. OTHERS HAVE BEEN IMPACTED LAST NIGHT. MORE THAN 400 ARE THREATENED. CALFIRE SAYS THERE IS A CONCERN THE TWO MAY MERGER – THEY SAY THEY ARE DOING THE BETTER TO PREVENT … THIS NEW MAP SHOWS THE PROXIMITY OF THIS FIRE TO THE RIVER FIRE … LAST MEASUREMENT SHOWS THESE FIRES WERE APPROXIMATELY A THOUSAND AND A HALF. THE FIRE FIGHTERS SAY THEY ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO PREVENT THE FIRE MERGER. ### AN UPDATE ON THE DOLAN FIRE: BURNING IN BIG SUR … THIS FIRE HAS NOW BURNT 85 CENT ACRES. IT’S UP TO 500 ACRES OVERNIGHT. ALWAYS NO CONTAINMENT. 335 FIRE FIGHTERS ARE WORKING ON THIS FIRE. NO OFFICIAL NUMBER OF THREATENED STRUCTURES … BUT WE ARE TOLD THERE ARE SEVERAL. ALL BIG SUR STATE PARKS ARE CLOSED. A 30-YEAR-OLD MAN FROM FRESNO WAS ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF FIRE. # THE LIGHTNING SCU COMPLEX FIRE BURNS IN THE WESTERN SAN JOAQUIN AND STANISLAUS COUNTIES. IT HAS BURNED OVER 229 THOUSAND ACRES … WITH TEN PERCENT IN CONTAINMENT. ### IT BURNS WEST OF INTERSTATE FIVE AND PATTERSON … IN THE REMOTE HILLS. ACCESS TO THIS FIRE IS A MAJOR ISSUE … THERE ARE JUST A LOT OF ROADS. AT THIS TIME, 20 THOUSAND STRUCTURES ARE AT RISK. THIS FIRE IS NOW AFFECTING THE BORDER OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY AND SAN BENITO COUNTY. VENT WARNINGS ISSUED FOR AREAS IN YELLOW ON YOUR SCREEN … FOR AREAS EAST OF LOVES LANE AND THE SANTA CLARA COUNTY LINE. SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 152 TO THE SAN BENITO COUNTY LINE. WEST OF MERCED NORTH OF THE SAN BENITO COUNTY LINE TO HIGHWAY 152. THESE ARE EVACUATION WARNINGS AT THIS POINT. SAN BENITO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE … EMERGENCY SERVICES OFFICE … AND HOLLISTER FIRE … ALL WORK FROM THE PLEASANTON FIRE BASE CAMP … AND SAY THAT THEY WILL PREPARE FOR THE FIRE TO CROSS THE COUNTY LINE … AND AFFECT THE COUNTY OF SAN BENITO. ### WE HAVE A LOT MORE ABOUT ALL FIRES IMPACTING CENTRAL COAST. INCLUDING DETAILS ON EVACUATION ORDERS …. AND WHERE TO GO. YOU CAN FIND IT ONLINE AT KSBW-DOT-COM OR THE KSBW APP. ### THE GOVERNOR HAS OBTAINED FEDERAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT RESOURCES FOR THE LIGHTNING COMPLEX S-CU FIRE. A FEMA FIRE MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE FELLOWSHIP WILL ENSURE RESOURCES ARRIVE IN SANTA CLARA AND STANISLAUS COUNTIES. MORE THAN EIGHT THOUSAND HOUSES HAVE FIRE. ### ALWAYS AHEAD OF ACTION NEWS EIGHT LUNCH …. MORE AHEAD OF ACTION NEWS EIGHT NOON … FIRST DURING … TAKING A LIVE LOOK OUTSIDE … FROM SKYCAM EIGHT SALINAS. .. AT SMOKY SKIES. WE WILL BE BACK. GOOD AFTERNOON AND WELCOME!

MAP: A look at the wildfires burning across California

A series of wildfires have broken out across the state of California in the past few days. Below is an interactive map of all Cal Fire incidents listed in the state. Location, area and containment provided by Cal Fire. Can’t see the map? App Users click herePGRpdiBjbGFzcz0iaW5mb2dyYW0tZW1iZWQiIGRhdGEtaWQ9Il8vVzJqMjlQYmVJcHNjbGZMcWpjdXciIGRhdGEtdHlwZT0iaW50ZXJhY3RpdmUiIGRhdGEtdGl0bGU9IkF1Z3VzdCBDYWxpZm9ybmlhIFdpbGRmaXJlcyI PC9kaXY + + + PHNjcmlwdD4hZnVuY3Rpb24oZSxpLG4scyl7dmFyIHQ9IkluZm9ncmFtRW1iZWRzIixkPWUuZ2V0RWxlbWVudHNCeVRhZ05hbWUoInNjcmlwdCIpWzBdO2lmKHdpbmRvd1t0XSYmd2luZG93W3RdLmluaXRpYWxpemVkKXdpbmRvd1t0XS5wcm9jZXNzJiZ3aW5kb3dbdF0ucHJvY2VzcygpO2Vsc2UgaWYoIWUuZ2V0RWxlbWVudEJ5SWQobikpe3ZhciBvPWUuY3JlYXRlRWxlbWVudCgic2NyaXB0Iik7by5hc3luYz0xLG8uaWQ9bixvLnNyYz0iaHR0cHM6Ly9lLmluZm9ncmFtLmNvbS9qcy9kaXN0L2VtYmVkLWxvYWRlci1taW4uanMiLGQucGFyZW50Tm9kZS5pbnNlcnRCZWZvcmUobyxkKX19KGRvY3VtZW50LDAsImluZm9ncmFtLWFzeW5jIik7PC9zY3JpcHQ

A series of wildfires have broken out across the state of California in the past few days.

Below is an interactive map of all Cal Fire incidents listed in the state. Location, area and containment provided by Cal Fire.

Can’t see the map? Application users, click here

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