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The EDC chipping program is now open
Sept. 9 2020

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The September 2020 Newsletter

The Wildfire Round-up Newsletter September 2020 Final.pdf

California Statewide Fire Summary
August 26, 2020

Continued favorable weather conditions continue to aid firefighters in their efforts towards containment. More than 15,000 firefighters today are battling over two dozen major fires and lightning complexes across California. In the past 24-hours there were over 400 lightning strikes in Northern California. Firefighters continue to monitor for additional lightning strike wildfires. As firefighters continue to make good progress towards containment on all the fires, and thanks to the efforts of firefighters two fires have been fully contained.
Since the lightning siege that started on Saturday, August 15, 2020, there have been nearly 14,000 lightning strikes. During this time-period, there have been more than 700 new wildfires, which have now burned over 1.32 million acres. The significant acreage burned makes the fires collectively larger than the State of Delaware. In this siege, there have been 7 reported fatalities and nearly 1,700 structures destroyed.
California firefighters continue to get assistance from other states and the military. 91 fire engines from nine western states are assigned to incidents. The California National Guard has been providing assistance in battling the wildfires with aircraft and guard members. Their activation includes 17 water dropping helicopters, 4 C-130 aircraft, and over 1,800 personnel. 
Weather conditions continue to improve compared to last week. A strong marine layer has returned, which has helped raise relative humidity and lower temperatures in some areas. However, with a strong marine layer comes a strong onshore flow especially in the afternoon. Gusty winds can be expected of 15-20mph. This can make firefighting conditions challenging during those times for the next couple days. Warmer conditions are expected over the weekend. Isolated thunderstorms are still possible in the upper portion of northern California and the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The rest of California will experience a return to a warm and dry weather pattern.
Californians need to take steps to prevent sparking a wildfire. To learn more ways to prevent sparking a wildfire visit
Fires of Interest:
**CAL FIRE Incidents**
LNU Lightning Complex Fire, Napa County (more info…)
Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Solano, and Yolo Counties
State DPA, SRA, Napa County
*357,046 acres, 33% contained
*Hennessey (merged fires) 299,763 acres, 33% contained
*Wallbridge 54,923 acres, 19% contained
*Meyers 2,360 acres, 97% contained
*978 structures destroyed
*Evacuations in place
*CAL FIRE IMT-2 in command
SCU Lightning Complex Fire, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties (more info…)
Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties
*365,772 acres, 25% contained
*20 fires in the complex, several have merged together
*Canyon/Reservoir (merged) 360,668 acres 15% contained
*Deer 3,104 acres 100% contained
*Evacuations and road closures in place
*20 structures destroyed
*CA IMT-6 in command
CZU August Lightning Fire, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties (more info…)
San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties
*80,137 acres, 19% contained
*Warnell Fire has now merged into CZU Lightning
*Evacuations in place
*538 structures destroyed
*CAL FIRE IMT #3 is in command
BTU/TGU Lightning Complex Fire, Butte and Glenn Counties (more info…)
Butte, Tehama and Glenn Counties
*53,684 acres, 27% contained
*Elkhorn 35,000 acres, 25% contained
*Ivory/Doe 15,800 acres, 18% contained
*Potters (5-4) 927 acres, 95% contained
*CAL FIRE IMT- 4 in command
River Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
East of Salinas
*48,424 acres, 48% contained
*12 structures destroyed
*Evacuations in place
*CAL FIRE IMT Team 1 in command
Carmel Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
South of Carmel
*6,695 acres, 45% contained
*73 structures destroyed
*Evacuations in place
*CAL FIRE IMT 1 Team in command
Moc Fire, Tuolumne County (more…)
• 2,800 acres, 60% contained
• Continued structure threat
• Evacuations in place
Salt Fire, Calaveras County (more info…) FINAL
Northeast of Copperopolis
*1,789 acres, 100% contained
Hills Fire, Fresno County (more info…) FINAL
South of Coalinga
*2,121 acres 100% contained
Jones Fire, Nevada County (more info…)
Northwest of Nevada City
*705 acres, 85% contained
*Evacuations in place
*21 residential structures destroyed
**Unified Command Fires**
Lake Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
Southwest of Lake Hughes
* 31,089 acres, 70% contained
*Continued structure threat
*Unified Command USFS and Los Angeles County Fire
*CA IMT Team 5 is in command
**Federal Incidents**
Sheep Fire, Plumas County (more…)
Southwest of Susanville
* 28,903 acres 3% contained
August Complex, Tehama County (more…)
Grindstone Canyon, Elk Creek
*197,148 acres 17% contained
*Includes the Hull Fire and Doe Fire
Dolan Fire, Monterey County (more info…)
Ventana Wilderness – Los Padres National Forest
* 20,397 acres, 15% contained
Ranch 2 Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
San Gabriel Canyon
*4,237 acres, 96% contained
*Road closures in place
*Federal Type 2 in command
Apple Fire, Riverside County (more info…)
Cherry Valley
*33,424 acres, 95% contained
North Complex Fire, Plumas County (more info…)
Southwest of Susanville - Plumas National Forest
* 49,910 acres, 6% contained
*Evacuations in place
*Includes the Claremont Fire
*CA IMT Team 1 is in command
Loyalton, Vegetation Fire, Sierra County (more info…)
East of Loyalton – Tahoe National Forest
*47,029 acres, 97% contained
Red Salmon Complex – Shasta-Trinity National Forest (more info…)
Northeast of Willow Creek, CA
*20,559 acres, 42% contained
SQF Complex, Tulare County (more…)
East of Giant Sequoia National Monument/ Golden Trout Wilderness
*18,180 acres, 0% contained
*Castle and Shotgun Fires merged into this complex
W-5 Cold Springs, Lassen County (more…)
East of Madeline.
*65,000 acres, 15% containment
Dome, San Bernardino County (more…)
Mojave National Preserve
*43,273 acres, 95% contained
Beach, Inyo County (more…)
Inyo National Forest
*3,780 acres, 90% contained
Blue Jay/Wolf Fire, Mariposa County (more…)
Yosemite National Forest
*516 acres, 10% contained
Woodward Fire, Marin County (more…)
Point Reyes National Seashore
*2,860 acres 5% contained
Spring Fire, Shasta County
Shasta-Trinity National Forest
*230 acres, 60% contained
Trimmer Fire, Fresno County
Sierra National Forest
*600 acres, 99% contained
R-8 Pinecone, Lassen County (more…)
West of Termo
*1,000 acres

August 13, 2020
California, USDA Forest Service establish shared long-term strategy to manage forests and rangelands
The "Agreement for Shared Stewardship of California’s Forest and Rangelands" includes a commitment by the federal government to match California’s goal of reducing wildfire risks on 500,000 acres of forest land per year.
Link to article

June 10, 2020
Burn Permits Suspended

June 2, 2020
See our New Signs near River Pines and Fairplay

May 29,2020

2020 Fire Order_5_29_20.pdf

May 23, 2020:
This morning the executive board of the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council made the difficult decision to suspend the chipping program. No new applications will be accepted. Applications that have a job number assigned will be completed. The program is currently funded by a grant from CAL FIRE and the grant dollars have been nearly depleted. The homeowner insurance crisis, El Dorado County Vegetation ordinance and the COVID-19 stay at home order have contributed to an unprecedented increase in demand for the program. Our all-volunteer staff are aggressively seeking additional funding sources from our collaborators and will reopen the program as soon as additional funding is secured.

May 1, 2020
Online Burn Permits Required

Register online

online burn permits 5-1-20 (002).pdf


May and June 2020
Online Prescribed Fire Workshops

Register online

Online Prescribed Fire Workshop Flyer.pdf


April 10,2020
Announcements of Prescribed Burns in the area

Spring 2020 VMPs El Dorado.pdfSpring 2020 VMPs Amador.pdf

March 14, 2020
All in-person meetings cancelled due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus.

February 24, 2020
Sunday's presentation by Alan Thompson, "Radio for the Rest of Us", really motivated those community members that were present. The Aukum Fairplay FireSafe Council will be hosting workshops so that we can develop a radio system of communication to use in emergencies. We will let you know when they will be scheduled.  

Dec. 27, 2019:
From Supervisor Shiva Frentzen:  Follow up information from her meeting with AFFSC, Nov. 20 - Vegetation Management Ordinance; CSD Funding for Vegetation Management; Transportation; Calif. Dept. of Insurance - FAIR Plan; Green Waste.


August 22, 2019
AFFSC Receives Official Formation Certification!


June 25, 2019:
PG&E - EDC Wildfire Safety Overview

CommunityWildfireSafetyProgramOverview_El DoradoCounty_20190528.pdf

June 25, 2019
PG&E - EDC Wildfire Safety Fact Sheet 

CommunityWildfireSafetyProgram_Fact Sheet_May2019.pdf

April 29, 2019:
CAL FIRE Burn Permits Required as of May 1 - Press Release


April 29, 2019:
CAL FIRE Online Burn Permits - Press Release


March 20, 2019:
AFFSC officially recognized by the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council!

March 6, 2019:
PG&E Community Safety Program