UPDATE: California Wildfires ‘Camp Fire’ and Woosley Fire

Southern Northern California

Firefighters continue to battle two major wildfires in the Woosley fire in Southern California’s Ventura County and “Camp Fire” in Northern California’s Butte County.

According  to the latest updates… the “Woosley” fire is 82% contained and the “Camp Fire is 55% contained.

Woosley fire in Spares the “Bachelor Mansion”

A state wide air quality warning has been issued!

A Red Flag Warning has been issued as well. This means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

The latest facts about “Camp Fire”

The Camp Fire, began on a day of low humidity, strong winds and lingering drought, with soils and plants in some areas parched by more than 200 days with no significant precipitation. Despite the conditions, experts are still trying to determine the exact nature of the devastating wildfire that has swept across Northern California.

The blaze is now 55 percent contained after consuming more than 148,000 acres.
The death toll from the “Camp Fire” in Northern California has increased to 71.
Authorities try to locate 1,011 people who are unaccounted for.

The latest facts about “Woosley Fire”

The Woosley fire which ignited on November 08, is burning in Southern California, just outside of Los Angeles.
According to reports, the fire started near the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the Santa Susana Mountains above the Simi Valley near the boundary between Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The Santa Ana winds, which often are a factor for Southern California fires, pushed the fire in a southerly direction throughout the first day.
It is 82 percent contained.
On November 10, 3,242 firefighters were deployed to attempt to contain the blaze.
It has destroyed 98,362 acres.
There are 3 fatalities confirmed.
It has destroyed 713 structures and 57,000 homes and structures are still  in danger.

A red flag warning issued for Saturday night into Sunday, including winds up to 50 mph and low humidity. Rain was forecast for mid-week, which could help firefighters but also complicate the challenging search for remains.
At least 177 homes were destroyed by the fire.

Many celebrities are among those who have lost their homes, including Kim Basinger, Tracey E. Bregman, Gerard Butler, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, Scott Derrickson, Joe Flanigan, Mike Garson, Camille Grammer, Daryl Hannah and Neil Young, Gabe Kapler, Lil Pump, Robin Thicke, and Eric Wynalda.

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
Sat Nov 17 2018

Northern Sierra Foothills from 1000 to 3000 Ft. Includes portions of Shasta-Trinity and Butte Units-Northern Motherlode From 1000 to 3000 Ft. Includes portions of Nevada-Yuba-Placer-Amador and ElDorado Units- Northern Sierra Including Lassen NP and Plumas and Lassen NF/S West of the Sierra Crest (West of Evans Peak-Grizzly Peak-
Beckworth Peak)- Northern Sierra Including the Tahoe and ElDorado NF/S West of the Sierra Crest.

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM PST SUNDAY FOR GUSTY WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES.

WIND…Areas of northeast to east winds up to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Local gusts up to 45 mph over ridges and through favorably oriented canyons, especially the Feather River drainage including the Camp Fire. Winds will gradually decrease by Sunday afternoon.

HUMIDITY…Minimum humidity 18-28 percent Sunday, with poor overnight recoveries of 30-45 percent tonight, locally down to around 20 percent in vicinity of the Camp Fire.

HIGHEST THREAT…Camp Fire.
IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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