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Bay Area “Red Flag” and Evacuation Warnings

UPDATED: Three major fire systems active in parts of Napa, Sonoma, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties
By - posted 8/21/2020 No Comment

Major fires still burn throughout the Bay Area with smoke and poor air quality affecting many other communities not yet directly threatened by fire.

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Governor Newsom says that the state is battling 367 known wildfires (and growing), caused mostly by over 10,000 lightning strikes in the past 72 hours. 23 of the 367 known fires are considered “major.”

Additionally, evacuation warnings have been issued for parts of Napa County, Sonoma County as well as for Santa Clara County

The “SCU Lightning Complex” is a series of approximately 20 separate fires that have broken out in parks of Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties covering about 85,000 acres. As of August 19th the fire is only 5% contained.

The “LNU” Lightning Complex” is a series of fires in Napa and Sonoma County covering approximately 46,000 acres with 0% contained as of August 19th

Please note this is an evolving news story and details may change quickly.