California firefighters continue to fight 22 forest fires across the state, according to the latest report from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) on Wednesday.
The two most recent fires, the fires in Blue Ridge and Silverado in Orange County, have burned at least 27,724 acres so far, according to Cal Fire.
Red flag warnings have expired throughout the state, but “with no significant rainfall in sight, California remains dry and ripe for forest fires,” Cal Fire warned Wednesday.
According to the latest report from the National Interagency Fire Center on Wednesday, 18 large active fires are burning across California, which together have burned over 2.2 million acres of land.
Here are the latest updates on some of the current fires across the state.
location: District of Orange.
Size: 13,390 acres.
Containment: 32 percent.
The fire in Silverado showed moderate fire behavior with minimal activity on Tuesday night as weather conditions improved, Cal Fire reported on Wednesday.
Evacuation orders and warnings were lifted in Irvine, including the areas north of Portola Parkway, as well as in Orange County’s MV1 and T3 zones and in various parts of Lake County. Several roadblocks remain in effect.
Details of recent evacuations and roadblocks can be found in the Cal Fire full report.
Blue Ridge Fire
location: District of Orange.
Size: 14,334 acres.
Containment: 23 percent.
The spread of the fire has slowed down due to less wind and humidity over the fire area. Firefighters made good progress in securing the fire perimeter, according to the latest Cal Fire report released Wednesday.
All evacuation orders and warnings were lifted and repopulation began on Wednesday at 17:00 local time.
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Location: Counties of Fresno and Madera.
Size: 378,701 acres.
Containment: 63 percent.
The Creek Fire, burning since September 4, remains very active in its northeastern part. “Most of this activity is due to the fact that previously unburned inland islands have been consumed,” according to the latest update Thursday in the Incident Information System of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).
“A return to the diurnal wind pattern with the most winds, and the fire’s propagation is driven by topography and fuel, with the NE [northeast]side of the [fire]showing the most activity. Extremely dry fuels, critical fire conditions and a very low Rh [relative humidity]allow this to continue. Poor night-time moisture recoveries will increase night-time fire activity,” NWCG noted.
SQF Complex Fire
Location: County Tulare.
Size: 170,032 acres.
Containment: 75 percent.
The fire in the SQF complex, which began on August 19, continues to burn “within areas of significant tree mortality, contributing to significant fire resistance in control efforts,” according to the latest NWCG report released Thursday.
“The northeast corner of the fire on the west side of the Core River remains active in fuel concentrations that are largely within the fire’s edge,” NWCG said.
Active fire activity is projected primarily for the northwestern portion of the fire in Divisions U and T around Homers Nose and Cahoon Meadow, the NWCG noted.
Parts of Sequoia National Park and Sequoia National Forest will remain closed.
Blue Jay Fire
Location: County of Mariposa.
Size: 6,845 acres.
Containment: 50 percent.
The Blue Jay fire, which is located in the wilderness area of Yosemite National Park, burned mainly in the northern and northwestern part, according to the last NWCG report on Wednesday.
“The fire crawls and smoulders through compact debris and dung, heavy fuel on the forest floor and in pockets of accumulated dead and fallen tree trunks, with individual trees being torched and spotted from a short distance along the active perimeter. The smoke rises to tree level and disperses,” the report says.
Fire in the red salmon complex in the Humboldt district: 143,923 acres, 78 percent contained.
Devilfire in Siskiyou district: 8,885 acres, 40 percent contained.
Rattlesnake fire in Tulare district: 6,946 acres, 40 percent contained.
Wolffire in Tuolumne County: 1,940 acres, 40 percent contained.
For the latest updated information on these and other fires in the state, please see