Fires in California continue to be a huge problem on August 8. With the dry, hot summer fueling the fires, parts of Yosemite have been shut down indefinitely due to the Ferguson Fire, and other fires like the Carr Fire, Mendocino Complex Fire, and Holy Fire are causing additional problems and evacuations. Read on to learn all the details about the current fires in California as of August 8, with a roundup of maps of the larger fires around the state, their current containment levels, and where they are located. News is constantly changing, so call your local officials if you are concerned about evacuations near you.
General Map of California Fires
This map below is an interactive map of some of the bigger fires in California, constantly being updated, provided by CAL FIRE and Google. Fires in red are active and fires in black are contained. Read the next section for details about the fires listed on the map.
The California Governor’s office has another active fire map for comparison, which is embedded below. This map periodically is made available only to those with a login, so if it’s not available when you’re reading this story, it might be released to the public again later.
Below is another active fire map from Google’s Crisis Map. Zoom in to areas of interest.
Next are more specific details on the fires for August 8. The details are extensive, so if you are looking for a specific fire, search for the name so you can find it faster, or just scroll down and look at the fires, listed in alphabetical order.
List of Active Fires in California as of August 8
Here are the active fires and updates about them, per CAL FIRE. Most of these are in alphabetical order, but newer fires not yet listed on the CAL FIRE map may be included in a separate section at the end.
The Carr Fire is off Highway 299 and Carr Powerhouse Road in Whiskeytown (Shasta County.) You can see an interactive map above. It’s now 173,522 acres and 47 percent contained, according to CAL FIRE. There are 1,077 residences that were destroyed, and 22 commercial structures, and 500 outbuildings. More than 935 structures are still threatened by the fire. The fire was caused by a vehicle’s mechanical failure.
8/8 Wednesday #CarrFire. 176,069 acres …read more