Northern California scorched as wildfires rage on
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As raging wildfires head toward becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history, firefighters made modest gains overnight. Still, Thursday’s steady winds and gusts may hamper firefighting efforts.
At least 26 people have died and at least 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed.
Entire cities had evacuated, including Calistoga, the historic resort town of wine tastings and hot springs, whose 5,300 people are all under evacuation orders.
Here is a closer look at the major fires. This story was updated at 9 a.m. Thursday:
Tubbs and Pocket fires (Napa and Sonoma counties)
The Tubbs Fire (Central LNU Complex) between Calistoga and Santa Rosa is now 34,270 acres and 10 percent contained. The Tubbs fire is threatening the town of Calistoga, whose city streets are empty because of mandatory evacuations. This complex is comprised of the Tubbs Fire and the Pocket Fire, north of Geyserville. The Pocket fire has burned 8,130 acres.
Redwood Valley Fire and Sulphur Fire (Mendocino-Lake Complex)
The Sulphur Fire at Clearlake Oaks in Lake County remains at 2,500 acres and 45 percent contained. The Redwood Fire (Mendocino County) has burned 32,100 acres and is 5 percent contained.
Adobe Fire (Sonoma County)
Firefighters are battling an 7,995-acre fire near Kenwood. It is 1 percent contained.
Nuns Fire (Sonoma County)
The Nuns Fire, north of Glen Ellen in the Southern LNU Complex, is now 14,698 acres and is at 3 percent containment. Additional resources continue to arrive from across the state to assist firefighters with control efforts in the Southern LNU Complex consisting of Atlas, Nuns, Adobe, Norrbom (4,331 acres) and Pressley (473 acres). Find more information on the LNU Complex fires here.
Partrick Fire (Napa County)
The Partrick Fire, west of Napa, is now 10,817 acres and 2 percent. Get more information on the blaze here.
For the most recent evacuation information, go here.
37 Fire (Sonoma County)
The 37 Fire, off Highway 27 and Lakeville Highway near Skaggs Island, is now 1,660 acres and 90 percent contained.
Atlas Fire (Napa and Solano Counties)
Atlas Fire, north and west of Napa and Solano counties, is at 43,762 acres and 3 percent contained. Details for this fire that is being whipped up by winds under a red-flag warning can be found here.
McCourtney Fire (Nevada County)
The McCourtney Fire, southwest of Grass Valley, is 76 acres and 89 percent contained. Firefighters are maintaining containment lines. For more information on this fire, go here.
Lobo Fire (Nevada County)
The Lobo Fire, near Rough and Ready, is now 829 acres and 52 percent contained. For evacuation information and other details, go to this site.
Cascade Fire (Yuba County)
The Cascade Fire in the Loma Rica area, has dropped in size to 10,171 acres and is 45 percent contained. Here’s more information on this blaze.
La Porte Fire (Butte County)
The La Porte Fire, off La Porte Road and Oro Bangor Highway, near Bangor, is at 6,059 acres and 25 percent contained.
Evacuation order information and other details are on this page.
Cherokee Fire (Butte County)
The Cherokee Fire, off Cherokee Road and Zonalea Lane, in Oroville is now 8,360 acres at 60 percent contained. Cal Fire has information here.
Ice Fire (El Dorado County)
Cal Fire is assisting Eldorado National Forest firefighters with a blaze two miles west of the Ice House Road and White Meadows intersection. It stands at 30 acres. The perimeter is lined as firefighters strengthened lines and mopped up the interior.
Here is a map of all the fires raging in California. If it doesn’t show up on your mobile device, you’ll find it on this site.
In Southern California, cooler weather and moist ocean air helped firefighters gain ground against a wildfire that has scorched nearly 14 square miles.
Orange County fire officials said the blaze was 60 percent contained and full containment was expected by Sunday, although another round of gusty winds and low humidity levels could arrive late Thursday.