Fire Updates: What Fires Are Burning Now?
Fire season is a scary, stressful time. Not only is air quality awful due to smoke, the power may be out and, in the worst-case scenario, you and your family may have been evacuated. Whether you have been directly or indirectly affected by the fires burning on the West coast, it is important to stay updated. Here are the fires that are still active, according to the California Department of Forestry & Protection.
The Kincade Fire, the largest one for California in 2019, is 100% contained. As of November 6, 2019, the Kincade Fire burned 77,758 acres of vegetation and 374 structures over 13 days along John Kincade Road and Burned Mountain Road, northeast of the town of Geyserville.
Homeowners in Sonoma County are allowed to return to their homes and businesses as evacuation orders and advisories have been lifted. The cause of this massive fire is still under investigation.
The Ranch Fire is a Northern California wildfire that ignited this past weekend. Burning in a relatively remote area in Tehama County, it is only 32% contained as of 10:16 am on November 7, 2019. 3,768 acres on Colyer Springs Rd and Raglin Ridge Rd, southwest of Red Bluff have already burned.
No mandatory evacuations have been issued, however, the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office has suggested that residents leave the area as there have been civilian and fire personnel injuries.
Cal Fire is currently not fighting this Southern California fire in San Bernadino County, however, it is still burning. To stay updated with this fire, follow San Bernadino County Fire Department’s Twitter page.
This wildfire is currently 100% contained thanks to the Los Angeles Police Department. Updates can be found here.
This fire has been burning since September 6, 2019. The Taboose Fire has burned 10,296 acres in Inyo County and still only 85% contained. Since this fire is burning in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas, the Inyo Forest Service expects rain and snow to fully put this fire out.
Though residents may experience smoky skies, there is no risk to life or property.
California saw a whirlwind of devastating fires, public safety power outages, and awful air quality in a relatively short amount of time. While the fires are calming down since the start of November, there are still risks until winter. Fire season generally lasts from May to December depending on a variety of factors and weather conditions including ground saturation, high wind conditions, and so much more.
It is important to get ahead of these risks and mitigate your home before it’s too late. That means installing Vulcan Vents, Valor Gutter Guards, external sprinklers, and establishing defensible space around your home.
The more ways you can protect your property, the better the chances your home won’t burn in the face of fire. Give Ember Defense a call and we can help you prepare.