Firefighters are gaining control over a number of fires in the California area, but there are still quite a few that are posing problems. Among these is the Klamathon fire, which now is in both California and Oregon. Here is a list, with maps, of the larger fires around the state, their current containment levels, and where they are located for July 10. Read on for more details. 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 on July 10, provided by CAL FIRE and Google. Fires in red are active and fires in black are contained.
The map above lists numerous active fires, which this article will describe in more detail in the next section. 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.
And here is another detailed map of the fires, courtesy of GMAP4 and MappingSupport.com. You can zoom in to see the areas of most interest to you or zoom out to see the whole state. Note that due to new requirements by Google, the map will no longer be active on July 15.
Here is a map of the fires from the Bureau of Land Management from July 10:
List of Active Fires in California as of July 10
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.
This fire is off Highway 15 and Kenwood Avenue, north of San Bernardino in San Bernardino County. It’s 100 acres and 80 percent contained (some newer sources are saying 60 percent.) No evacuations have been issued.
CAL FIRE has been assisting Los Padres National Forest with this fire, which is located north of Lake Piru in Los Angeles County, and is listed as active on CAL FIRE’s map. It’s unclear what the current status for this fire is.
County Fire in Yolo County
A fire broke in the rural community of Guinda in Yolo County grew quickly from 1,000 acres to more than 80,000 acres. As of Tuesday, it was at 90,288 acres and 80 percent contained. From Monday to Tuesday, the fire didn’t grow but containment increased.
The fire was quite frightening at one point, but it looks like officials are finally getting a handle on it. Mandatory evacuations were issued in the following areas, according to CAL FIRE on July 10 at 7:30 a.m., all evacuations have been lifted. There are still some road closures in the area, however.
If you have questions about current evacuations and advisories in Yolo County, call 211. For questions regarding Napa County, text your ZIP code to 888777.
The Creek Fire is still listed as active on CAL FIRE’s map. The Highway 330 fire is 33 acres and 93 percent contained.
This fire is off Highway 36 and Manton Road, 10 miles northeast of Red Bluff in Tehama County. It’s 852 acres and 50 percent contained.
This fire is off Hogack and Whitney Portal Road in Alabama Hills, Inyo County. It’s growing and is now 2,500 acres and 10 percent contained. See an interactive map of the fire below, courtesy of GMap4 and MappingSupport.com. There are no evacuations in place, but campers and residents in the Whitney Portal area have been told to prepare in case of evacuation.
This fire is off Fairview Avenue and Holiday Hill Road, in the City of Goleta in Santa Barbara County. It’s 100 acres and 95 percent contained. According to Inciweb, full containment is expected this evening.
Irish Fire (Amador County Fire)
This fire is no longer listed as active.
James Loop Fire
This wildfire is at Jacks Valley Road and James Canyon Loop, seven miles northwest of Minden, Nevada. No other details are known at this time.
This fire is off Klamathon Road and Copco Road, south of Hornbrook (Siskiyou County.) On Friday it was 9,600 acres and 5 percent contained. It’s grown significantly since then, now at 36,500 acres and 45 percent contained. So although it’s grown, firefighters are also increasing containment. You can see an interactive map of the Klamathon fire above, from Gmap4 and MapingSupport.com. Unfortunately, this map will no longer be active as of July 15 due to new rules from Google.
According to Inciweb, the following evacuations are in effect as of July 10 at 7:42 a.m.:
“Evacuation Orders: The communities of Hornbrook. Copco Lake Area: Areas east of Jenny/Fall Creek, south of the Oregon State Line, north of Copco Road and west of Topsey Grade.”
“Evacuation Warnings: The communities of Hornbrook, Hilt, Colestin, as well as the Iron Gate Reservoir. The Klamath River Estates – East of Black Mountain to Desavado Road and south of Copco Road to Ager Beswick Road. East Iron Gate Reservoir Estates areas south of Iron Gate Reservoir / Copco Road, North of Ager Beswick Road, West of Desavado Road and East of Snakenbury Creek.”
“The following area in Jackson County will be placed at a Level 3 (red) Go evacuation notice: The area east of Interstate 5, covering Bureau of Land Management lands and private properties west of the Jackson-Klamath County line, north of the Oregon-California border, and south of a line that extends from the intersection of I-5 and the Mount Ashland Ski Road due east to the Jackson-Klamath County line.”
“The following areas in Jackson County will be placed at a Level 2 (yellow) Be Set evacuation notice: The area east of Interstate 5, covering Bureau of Land Management lands and private properties west of the Jackson-Klamath County line, north of the line that extends from the intersection of I-5 and the Mount Ashland Ski Road due east to the JacksonKlamath County line (the Level 3 evacuation line), north to Highway 66.”
“In addition, the following areas in Jackson County have been reduced to a Level 2 (yellow) Be Set evacuation notice: The Colestin Valley including the Colestin Road and all its tributaries from the Oregon-California border to the Mount Ashland Ski Road. Old Highway 99 from the Oregon-California border to the Mount Ashland Ski Road. Also, the following areas are being reduced to a Level 1 “Be Ready” evacuation notice: Mount Ashland Ski Road from Mount Ashland down to Old Highway 99. Old Highway 99 to just Callahan’s Lodge.”
The following evacuation shelters are open:
- An evacuation shelter is open at the Jackson Street Elementary School, 405 Jackson St, Yreka, CA 96097
- Small Animals can be taken to Jackson Street Elementary shelter.
- Large Animal Shelter: Siskiyou County Fairgrounds, 1712 Fairlane Rd, Yreka
Moderate fire activity is expected today, with the Klamath River Country Estates still threatened, according to Inciweb. In addition, the fire continues to threaten the communities of Hill, Colestin, and Jackson County, Oregon. Communities of Hilt and Colestin, along with the Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area, Klamath Forest, Soda Mountain Wilderness, and Cascade Siksiyou National Monument may be threatened.
This fire is off Lebec Road and Lebec Oaks Roads, north of Lebec in Kern County. It’s 62 acres and 85 percent contained.
This fire is located in the Sierra National Forest. It is now 4,064 acres with 90 percent containment.This fire was caused by lightning. According to InciWeb, there was no growth over the weekend.
This fire is 215 acres and located three miles south of Petersburg station. It started on July 1 and is 90 percent contained.
Spring 2 Fire
This fire is at Pawnee Drive and New Long Valley Drive, northeast of Clearlake in Lake County. It’s 80 acres and 50 percent contained.
Upper Colony Fire
This fire is located off Upper Colony Road, Smith Valley, East of Highway 395 in Nevada. It’s not a California fire, but close enough that CAL FIRE is listing it as active on its map. However, recent reports indicate the fire is now fully contained.
According to Inciweb, the Forest Falls evacuations were lifted. Minimal fire growth is expected to the north in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Here are the following road closure details, according to Inciweb on Tuesday morning:
- “Forest Falls evacuations have been lifted.
- Along Hwy 38, only residents with ID are allowed through to Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls, and Angelus Oaks. Angelus Oaks residents will be allowed to travel through the Hwy 38 closure with a pilot car escort starting at 7:00 AM Tuesday.”
- No public access is restricted between the Valley of the Falls turnout and Angelus Oaks on Highway 38 due to continued fire activity.”
- Highway 38 from Lake Williams Boulevard to Sugar Pines Circle in Angelus Oaks is open to residents and campers. Public campgrounds and organizational camps are open, including the Barton Flats area.”
- Highway 38 from the Big Bear side (330/18/38) is the only access to Angelus Oaks and Barton Flats.”
- Momyer Trail, Vivian Creek Trail, San Bernardino Peak Trail & Big Falls Picnic Area are all closed.”
- All trails in the San Gorgonio Wilderness are under emergency closure.”
An evacuation center is set up at Inland Leaders Charter School in Yucaipa, and an animal shelter is at Devore Animal Shelter in San Bernardino. For details call 909-383-5688.
According to Inciweb, the following road closures are in place. “Highway 38 from Bryant Street to the south side of Angelus Oaks is closed. Only residents with ID will be allowed through to the Mountain Home and Forest Falls communities. No public access between the Valley of the Falls turnout and Angelus Oaks on Highway 38 due to yesterday’s mudslide and fire activity. Highway 38 from Lake Williams Boulevard to Sugar Pines Circle south of Angelus Oaks is open to residents and campers. Public campgrounds and organizational camps are open, including the Barton Flats area. Highway 38 from the Big Bear side (330/18/38) is the only access to Angelus Oaks and Barton Flats.”
Minimal growth is expected today, but changes may occur on Tuesday.
The fire is located on I-8 at Willows and Alpine Blvd, near Viejas and Casino. It’s not clear what started the fire. Forward spread has been stopped and all evacuations have been lifted.
Updated evacuation news will be posted by the San Diego County Emergency Site.