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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: SCU Lightning Complex
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: SCU
  • Size (acres): 396,624
  • Percent Contained: 96%
  • Estimate of Containment: September 12, 2020
  • Personnel: 320
  • Structures Destroyed: 182

SCU Lightning Complex, Santa Clara Unit, Cal Fire. IMT 1 (Cal Fire Team 6). Five miles southwest of Brentwood, CA. Timber, chaparral and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Area and trail closures in effect.

September 9, 2020 at 6:46 AM

Heat remains within the interior islands causing some islands to ignite and burn off near the control line. Smoldering stumpholes and heavy material continue to be found in steep drainages. Increased northeast winds and low humidity poses threats to control lines. Minimal suppression repair efforts due to extreme fire weather conditions still in effect. Red Flag Warning remains in effect. Skunking and smoldering in interior islands, still present

September 6, 2020 at 11:58 AM

Heat signatures continue to be detected. The creeping and smoldering continued throughout the night due to poor overnight humidity recovery, and minimal drop in temperatures. Smoke continues to be produced from hot stump holes and heavy material burning out. The SCU Complex continues to be in an Excessive Heat Warning until Monday 9/7 at 9pm. Conditions remained extremely dry overnight with little to no humidity recovery from the lack of marine layer. Light terrain driven winds were present through the area.

September 5, 2020 at 3:11 PM

The fire continued to creep through interior islands of unburnt brush with the assistance of the nightly drop in humidity and warm temperatures. Brush fields that do not have a clean burn poses a high threat for reburn, as well as unburnt islands in the interior. Weather remained very dry above 2,000′ with minimal humidity recovery occurring. Temperatures remained warm, with moderate humidity recovery occurring on the western slopes, and poor recovery on the interior and eastern slopes. Winds were terrain driven downslope/downcanyon 3-7mph. Crews will continue to strengthen control lines and mop up 300 ft off the line. Due to the size and complexity of the incident, fire suppression repair has become the main priority and a plan has been implemented.

All evacuation orders in Santa Clara County have been lifted.

September 3, 2020 at 7:47 AM

Minimal activity overnight. Heavy materials continue to burn down and leave hot deep-seated ash pits. Continued dry conditions above 2,000′. The inversion layer setup around 2000 feet overnight, with warm and dry conditions above it. Temperatures this morning were generally in the 70s above the inversion, while temperatures dipped into the 60s below the inversion. Humidity recovery was in the 25-35% range for much of the night, although localized areas saw humidity to 20% during the early morning hours. Winds were generally light, and terrain driven. Another round of hot and dry conditions is forecast for today.

High temperatures will be in the 80s and 90s. Afternoon humidity will be near 40% over western portions of the fire, to near 20% over eastern portions. Winds will generally be light and from the northwest. High pressure will bring a warming and drying trend that will last through Labor Day Weekend, and an Excessive Heat Watch is in effect from Saturday through Monday. Otherwise, a cooling trend is forecast for early next week, with the potential for an uptick in wind speeds.

September 2, 2020 at 8:28 AM

Interior islands continue to burn out, consuming heavy brush and dead/down material completely. Dry air above 2,000′ continued to allow fire to burn actively through the night.

The inversion layer setup below 2000 feet, with warm and dry conditions developing above it. Overnight temperatures were generally in the 70s above the inversion, while temperatures dipped into the 60s below the inversion. Humidity recovery was in the 20-30% range for much of the night, although localized areas saw humidity below 20% during the early morning hours. Winds were generally light and terrain driven. Another round of hot and dry conditions is forecast for today. High temperatures will be in the 80s and 90s. Afternoon humidity will range from near 40% over western portions of the fire, to near 20% over eastern portions. Winds will generally be light and from the west. Longer range forecasts continue to call for a warming and drying trend that will last through Labor Day Weekend. As a result, an Excessive Heat Watch has been issued from Saturday through Monday.

August 31, 2020 at 11:30 AM

All Evacuation Orders and Warnings in Alameda County have been lifted.

August 31, 2020 at 6:47 AM

Firing operations went well, with active fire throughout the evening due to the nightly drop in humidity above 2,000′. Fire intensity is completely consuming the heavy dead and down fuels. The inversion layer was around 1800’ with warm and dry conditions in the hills above. Overnight lows in the 70s with some 60s lower slopes. Humidity recovery remained poor to moderate with steady readings from 25-35% overnight and a few values from 15-25% just before sunrise. Winds remained light overnight. Today a warming and drying trend will see highs in the 90s return to Branch I with mid 80s for the southwest edge of the fire where extensive mop-up and holding will continue as humidity values remain dry. The long-range forecast calls for hot and dry weather this week and through the Labor Day weekend. Today, crews will continue to scout for safe access points in order to construct direct and indirect fire line using firing operations to control the fire.

August 29, 2020 at 2:05 PM

EVACUATION WARNING LIFTED
WHEN: Effective Immediately
WHERE: SANTA CLARA COUNTY – ZONE 5B

  1. South of Roop Road from Leavesley Road to Coyote Reservoir Road.
  2. South of Gilroy Hot Springs Road from Coyote Reservoir Road to Canada Road
  3. South and East of Crews Road
  4. East of Ferguson Road
  5. East of Highway 152
  6. West of Canada road from Gilroy Hot Springs Road to Jamieson Road.
  7. South of Jamieson Road to the Santa Clara County Line.
  8. All areas west of a straight line from the East end of Jamieson Road to the Highway 152 offramp to Casa de Fruta.
  9. Includes all areas of the Crews Fire scar.

WHAT: EVACUATION WARNING LIFTED
WHEN: Effective Immediately
WHERE: SANTA CLARA COUNTY – ZONE 6
East of Lovers Lane and the Santa County Line
South of Hwy 152 to the San Benito County Line West to the Merced/Santa Clara County Line
North of the San Benito County Line to Hwy 152

August 29, 2020 at 9:24 AM

The SCU Lightning Complex started on August 16th with multiple fires within the complex. These fires have since merged into one major fire which is broken into two branches, Branch I and Branch II.

The fire continued to burn actively above 2,000′ during the nighttime hours due to nightly drop in humidity between 1-3am. Firing operation continued throughout the evening making slow progress in heavy fuels and narrow holding lines. Temperatures remained in the 70s with humidity from 20-35% much of the night and few hours of dropping into the upper teens. Winds remained light.

For today, expect the marine layer to burn off quickly. Otherwise no big changes with highs from 85-95 and humidity values 18-28%. Prevailing winds still west to southwest but light with wind speeds 4-8 mph and gusts 12 mph. Long range forecast calls for a significant warming and drying trend starting as early as Sunday and lasting through much of next week.

August 28, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Warm and dry weather continued overnight above the marine inversion layer for locations above 2000 feet. Humidity values hovered from 15-30% for the higher slopes while the incoming marine layer brought cooler temperatures and good humidity recovery to the lower slopes below 2000’. For the planned burn operations in Branch II the conditions continue to look favorable. Warm and dry above the 2000’ level with humidity lowering to 22-32% through the day. Large columns of smoke will be visible during these operations. Prevailing winds will be from the West to Southwest pushing smoke and fire eastward towards the main fire area. The warm ridge will keep the marine layer compressed to 2000 feet or less with continued warm and dry conditions overnight into Saturday morning. Continue to expect nighttime lowering of the humidity from around 2am-6am, especially above 2000’ which can lead to rapid increases in fire behavior during the pre-dawn hours from fuels burning out or burning operations.

August 27, 2020 at 11:29 AM

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 6 and California State Parks have been working in partnership for the duration of the SCU Lightning Complex Fire to protect natural and cultural resources on private and public land. The team is also working with ranch landowners to evaluate needs and concerns with property, livestock, etc. Currently, CAL FIRE in cooperation with Alameda County Sheriff and Santa Clara County Sheriff has issued 51 agriculture passes for ranch landowners to make access for their respective property.

August 27, 2020 at 7:28 AM

Humidity values stayed dry overnight above the marine layer with values 25-35%. Good recovery slower slopes with low temperatures mid 60s to mid 70s under light winds. The marine layer will be around 2000 feet to start the day and mix out by mid-morning along the lower slopes. Temperatures will trend slightly warmer with drying of humidity especially for elevations above 2000 feet. Prevailing wind flow will be westerly which should be favorable on the north end of the fire zones. Southwest winds should be favorable for any burn operations. Smoke should be less than previous days as the coastal fires are less active allowing for better ventilation and afternoon mixing. Gusty West winds will still be of concern afternoon and evening hours. The biggest weather-related threat will continue to be nighttime drying or lowering of humidity. We remind the public that repopulation into previously evacuated areas is still taking place. Please be cognizant of emergency vehicles that still may be in area.

August 26, 2020 at 7:19 AM

Fire activity has lessened due to favorable weather conditions and increased humidity across the complex. Deep seated heat still remains in the bottom of the steep, inaccessible drainages. During the evening fire crews held existing control line around the fire perimeter continuing to both reinforce and add new containment lines. When weather and conditions are favorable there will be a controlled burn operation inside the control line. This controlled burn will widen the buffer and consume fuel between the edge of the fire and the control line. If residents see large columns of smoke it most likely will be from the controlled burn. Fire crews and aircraft will continue to mitigate hazards and spots today. We remind the public that if they are repopulated that fire crews may still be working in the area and to be cautious while driving.

August 25, 2020 at 8:04 PM

Continued threat to structures with Evacuation Orders and Warnings remaining in place. Threats exist to numerous communities, endangered species, cultural sites, watershed, major power transmission lines, natural gas storage facility and multiple sites of critical infrastructure including state water project, Alameda County water system and CAL FIRE repeaters. Highway 130 remains closed. CA IMT-6 (Veik) in command.

The Deer Zone is currently 100% contained. High humidity across the western side of the complex has diminished fire intensity but was still active this afternoon after the marine layer burns off and retreats. Temperatures reached 90° across the Canyon Zone with upper 70s and 80s over the Calaveras Zone, which is by far the coolest day since the fires began. Humidity values remained moist with afternoon minimums only dropping to 30-35%. The afternoon sea breeze was stronger from the west to southwest with readings from 10-15mph gusting to 22mph. Tonight, the marine layer will spread into the San Francisco Bay and the Santa Clara Valley allowing for another night of good humidity recovery and cooler overnight lows in the 60s. No significant weather change is expected through Friday, as the marine layer has returned to the region with persistent onshore winds, seasonable daytime highs and breezy west wind in the afternoon and evening hours.

SCU LIGHTNING COMPLEX EVACUATION ORDER REDUCED TO WARNING AND WARNING LIFTED

WHAT: EVACUATION ORDER REDUCED TO WARNING

WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE:SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY – ZONE 10B: South of West Corral Hollow Road to the fire perimeter, to the Alameda County Line and Stanislaus County Line West of I-580 to Alameda county line outside the fire perimeter East of the Alameda county line to I-580 and the Stanislaus county line outside the fire perimeter North of the San Joaquin/Stanislaus County Line to Corral Hollow Rd, outside the fire perimeter

WHAT: EVACUATION ORDER WARNING LIFTED

WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE:SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY – ZONE 11:All of PAR Estates which are the following streets: W. Vernalis Road, Bernard Drive, Stearman Road, Brichetto Court, Stearman Court, S. Chrisman Road south of I-580, and the Tracy Golf & Country Club

WHAT: EVACUATION ORDER WARNING LIFTED

WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE:SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY – ZONE 13: North of West Corral Hollow Road to I-580 East of the Alameda county line to I-580

SCU LIGHTNING COMPLEX FIRE EVACUATION WARNING LIFTED

WHAT: EVACUATION WARNING LIFTED

WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE:SANTA CLARA COUNTY – ZONE 16: South of Eagle View Dr., East of Peet Rd., North of Half Rd., West of Cochrane Rd., West of Coyote Creek

NOTES: Please go to: www.tinyurl.com/scu-evacmap for an online evacuation map.

SCU LIGHTNING COMPLEX PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

WHAT: Fire and Law Enforcement officials will provide an update on fire conditions and will be available to answer questions after the press conference.

WHEN: August 25, 2020 3:00 PM – Press Conferences will be held at 3PM daily until further notice.

WHERE:

Alameda County Fair Grounds – Located in Farmhouse Building

4501 Pleasanton Ave

Pleasanton, CA 94566

August 24, 2020 at 8:26 PM

The SCU Lightning Complex started on August 16th with multiple fires within the complex. These fires have since merged into one major fire which is broken into three zones; Canyon, Calaveras, and Deer.

A seasonable weather pattern is setting up and lasting through much of the upcoming week. Fire Weather conditions will be moderated with seasonable daytime highs from the mid 80s on the lower slopes of the Calaveras Zone and mid 90s on the interior portions of the Canyon Zone. General winds will be westerly and strongest over the higher terrain and northwest facing sections of the Calaveras Zone. Winds over the Canyon Zone will be light and mainly terrain driven. Smoke will be most prevalent over the Canyon Zone as westerly transport winds push interior smoke eastward. Humidity values will be seasonably dry, lowering to 22-32% for the afternoon hours.

Spotting continues in all uncontrolled areas, resulting in increased acreage. Outflow winds over the past 24 hours have caused multiple sections of line to become active. Top priorities continue to be civilian and fire fighter safety and the protection of numerous structures and critical infrastructure threats with the allotted resources.

August 24, 2020 at 7:31 AM

The SCU Lightning Complex started on August 16th with multiple fires within the complex. These fires have since merged into two major fires and are broken into three zones; Canyon, Calaveras, and Deer. Heavy fire activity in the region continues to strain resource availability and has presented a challenge to fire control. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect throughout the day with a slight chance of dry lightning and gusty outflow winds. Otherwise expect moderated fire weather conditions as higher humidity and slightly cooler temperatures develop. Smoke may be less prevalent across the complex due to better mixing that could allow for an early break of the inversion. Highs are expected to be around the mid 80s to 90s with an afternoon humidity of 25-35%. Currently the incident is using aerial assets to assist in perimeter updates and operational decisions on the complex. Top priorities are civilian and fire fighter safety and the protection of numerous structures and critical infrastructure threats with the allotted resources.

Deer Zone: [Contra Costa County] Calaveras Zone: [Alameda County / Santa Clara County / Stanislaus County] Canyon Zone: [Stanislaus County / San Joaquin County/Merced County]

Structures Threatened: 20,065

August 23, 2020 at 3:15 PM

EVACUATION ORDER

WHEN: Effective Immediately
WHERE: SANTA CLARA COUNTY
North of Magnolia Ct. and Magnolia Way,
East of Lower Thomas Grade along the East Dunne Corridor East of Hwy 101 to Meltcalf Rd., East of Coyote Creek, East of Cochrane Rd., East of Hill Rd., South of Main Ave. North of Dunne Ave., West of Shingle Valley Rd. and Anderson Lake, to include the Jackson Oaks and Holiday Lake Estates. South of Metcalf Rd.

WHAT: EVACUATION WARNING
WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE: SANTA CLARA COUNTY
South of Dunne Ave. and West of Lower Thomas Grade, East of Hill Rd., North of Maple Ave., Foothill Ave., North San Martin Ave., East of New Ave. North of Roop Rd., West of Coyote Creek and Coyote Lake

WHAT: EVACUATION WARNING
WHEN: Effective Immediately
WHERE: SANTA CLARA COUNTY
South of Eagle View Dr., East of Peet Rd., North of Half Rd., West of Cochrane Rd., West of Coyote Creek.

TEMPORARY EVACUATION POINT:

Ann Sobrato High School – Performing Arts Building
401 Burnett Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

ANIMAL SHELTER:

County of Santa Clara Animal Services: 408-686-3900
For the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy

August 22, 2020 at 7:41 PM

Hot air temperatures developed this afternoon with southwest winds keeping things active on the Canyon Fire as winds gusted to 15 mph over the ridges. Afternoon highs from 90-95° were observed with minimum humidity around 20%. High clouds began to increase across the area signaling a change as tropical moisture surges northward. A Red Flag Warning for dry lightning and gusty outflow winds goes into effect at 5 am tomorrow morning and lasts through 5 pm Monday

August 22, 2020 at 7:03 PM

EVACUATION WARNING

WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE: ALAMEDA COUNTY

  • East of the Mission Blvd. and Mission Rd. Intersection south to the Intersection of Mission Blvd and Curtner Rd.
  • East of Curtner Rd. south along I-680 to the Santa Clara County Line
  • South of I-580 in between Greenville Rd. and San Joaquin County Line to the Alameda/Santa Clara County Line, South of the Livermore City limits (excluding the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton), South of Hwy 84 in between Vineyard Ave. and I680, South of I-680 to the fire perimeter and the Alameda/Santa Clara County Line
  • West of the Alameda/San Joaquin County Line to the Livermore city limits, to Hwy 84 to I680
  • North of fire perimeter and the Alameda/Santa Clara County Line to Hwy 84, to the Livermore city limits, to I-580

NOTES: A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the Bay Area, including Alameda County beginning Sunday morning (8/23/20 at 5:00 a.m.) lasting until Monday (8/24/20 at 5:00 p.m.). Due to the Red Flag Warning an Evacuation Warning is being issued in advance of the weather event because of the remoteness of this area and the limited egress routes, which may be inaccessible should fire activity increase in the area. For those with pets or livestock, as well as those with access and functional needs, you are encouraged to leave the area as soon as possible. All others should be prepared to leave if the situation worsens or if you perceive a fire threat.

If a mandatory evacuation order is issued, a Temporary Evacuation Point will be provided.

August 22, 2020 at 11:08 AM

Good humidity recovery overnight for elevations below 1000 feet, especially across the Deer and Calaveras Zone. Continued warm and dry above 1000 feet with fire activity remaining active in the Canyon Zone. Westerly winds through midnight gradually eased and became light. High clouds are already beginning to increase as tropical moisture spreads northward. Expect an increase in fire activity when the inversion lifts and smoke clears the area today. The protection of sensitive wildlife and critical power and communication infrastructure remains a top priority.

Deer Zone: [Contra Costa County]

Calaveras Zone: [Alameda County / Santa Clara County / Stanislaus County]

Canyon Zone: [Stanislaus County / San Joaquin County]

EVACUATION ORDERS:Santa Clara County:East of San Jose City limitsSouth of Mt. Hamilton Rd.North of Metcalf Rd. & San Felipe Rd., East to the County LineEast of San Antonio Valley Rd. to Del Puerto Canyon Rd. to the County LineSouth of Stanislaus County Between Santa Clara County Line and I-5West of I-5 North of Stanislaus/Merced County LineNorth of Stanislaus/Merced County LineEast of Santa Clara County Line, East if Ed Levine County Park, Felter Rd., Sierra Rd., Toyon Ave., and Mt. Hamilton Rd. Three Springs Rd.Toyon Ave., and Mt. Hamilton Rd. to Three Springs Rd.

North of Hwy 130 to Santa Clara County LineWest of San Antonio Valley Rd.West of Mines Rd. to Santa Clara County LineEast of 3 Springs Rd. and Mt. Hamilton Rd.South of Santa Clara County Line

North of Mt. Hamilton Rd. to Three Springs Rd.South of Santa Clara County LineWest of the Fire PerimeterEast of Ferguson Rd. East and North of Hwy 152

West of Merced County LineNorth of Hwy 152South of Metcalf Rd at Shingle Valley Rd.East to the Stanislaus County line

East of Shingle Valley Rd. and everything East of Anderson Lake, East of Coyote CreekEast of Coyote Reservoir, East of Roop Rd., East of Leavesley Rd., East of Crews RdEast of Ferguson Road.East and North of Hwy 152West of Merced County Line, North of Hwy 152South of Metcalf Road at Shingle Valley Road, East to the Stanislaus County Line

Alameda County / Stanislaus County:Frank Raines Park to Mines RoadDel Puerto Canyon Road 1 mile to Mines Road

Alameda County:All of Mines Road, south of Mile Marker 10 to the county line

San Joaquin County:South of West Corral Hollow Road to Stanislaus County lineWest of I-580 to Alameda County lineEast of Alameda County line to I-580 and the Stanislaus County line

The PAR Estates and following streets are excluded from the order, but will be in an evacuation warning: (See warning below)

EVACUATION WARNINGS:

San Joaquin County:

All of PAR Estates which are the following streets:

W. Vernalis Road, Bernard Drive, Stearman Road, Brichetto Court, Stearman Court, S Chrisman Road south of I-580, and the Tracy Golf & Country Club

North of West Corral Hollow Road to I-580

East of the Alameda County line to I-580

Stanislaus County:Diablo Grande Parkway and the Diablo Community

Alameda County:City of Fremont – Mill Creek Road

Santa Clara County:

South of Metcalf Rd. East of Coyote Creek to the Anderson Lake Shore, East of Chochrane Rd., East of Hill Rd. and South of Main Ave., North of Maple Ave., East of Foothill Ave, North of San Martin Ave, East of New Ave..

West of Shingle Valley Rd. and everything West of Anderson Lake, West of Coyote Creek, West of Coyote Reservoir, North and West of Roop Rd. between Coyote Reservoir Rd. and New Ave
East of Lovers Lane and the Santa Clara CountySouth of Hwy 152 to the San Benito County lineWest to the Merced County LineNorth of San Benito County Line to Hwy 152

Merced County:North of Hwy 152 to I-5 to the Santa Clara County Line and Stanislaus County LineWest of the I-5 EXCLUDING THE COMMUNITY OF SANTA NELLAEast of Santa Clara County Line and Stanislaus County Line to the Delta-MendotaSouth of the Stanislaus County Line to Hwy 152

EVACUATION CENTERS:

Creekside Middle School: 535 Peregrine Dr, Patterson, CA 95363

Milpitas Library: 160 N Main St Milpitas, CA 95035

Ann Sobrato High School – Performing Arts Building ,401 Burnett Ave. Morgan Hill, CA 95037

ROAD CLOSURES:Holiday Dr. at East Dunne Ave., Coyote Reservoir Rd. at Roop Rd., Canada Rd. at Hwy 152, Hwy 152 at Belle StationDel Puerto Canyon Road (SR-130) between Mines Road and Diablo Grande PKWYHwy 130 at Three Springs Rd.Hwy 130 at Quimby Rd.

Animal Evacuation Center(s):

County of Santa Clara Animal Services: (408 )686-3900

For the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy

Hold Your Horses Live Stock: (925)-584-1976

Large Animals in Canyon Fire area

August 20, 2020 at 8:53 AM

The SCU Lightning Complex is approximately 20 separate fires broken into three zones; the Canyon Zone, the Calaveras Zone, and the Deer Zone. The fires continue to burn in steep, rugged terrain and are influenced by extreme temperatures, and low relative humidity. Some of the terrain has little to no fire history with decadent fuels conducive to extreme fire growth. Poor humidity recovery was observed again overnight with little or no recovery from 10-20%. Crews were again engaged in structure defense throughout the night, damage assessment is ongoing. Continued hot, dry and breezy weather is expected today with air temperatures in the upper 90s and wind gusts to 30 mph on the upper ridges. Fire perimeter and control efforts have been hampered by extreme fire behavior and accessibility issues. Crews will continue to scout for safe access points and build direct and indirect fire line where possible. The incident is in need of critical resources to protect sensitive wildlife and the critical power and communication infrastructure throughout the area.

Deer Zone: [Contra Costa County]
Round Fire, Palm Fire, Marsh Fire, and Briones Fire

Calaveras Zone: [Alameda County / Santa Clara County / Stanislaus County]
Kilkare Fire, Arroyo Fire, Mill Creek Fire, Welch Fire, Ohlone Fire, and Reservoir Fire

Canyon Zone: [Stanislaus County / San Joaquin County]
Peg Leg Fire, Terraville Fire, Del Puerto Fire, and Peach Fire

August 19, 2020 at 9:08 PM

Extreme fire behavior reported with spotting up to to 3/4 mile and group tree torching. Structures threatened with evacuation orders and warnings in place. Threats to major power transmission lines and critical communications infrastructure, Natural and cultural resources threatened. Road closures in the area. Fires are in remote locations with difficult access. CA IMT-6 (Veik) in command.

August 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM

SCU LIGHTNING COMPLEX FIRE EVACUATION ORDER LIFTED 08/19/20 345PM

Contra Costa County:

All evacuation orders for the Morgan Territory and Marsh Creek Road have been lifted.

SCU LIGHTNING COMPLEX FIRE EVACUATION ORDER 08/19/20 3PM

Stanislaus County: All areas of Diablo Grande Parkway and the Diablo Grande community

Evacuation Shelter: Creekside Middle School 535 Peregrine Dr., Patterson, CA 94363

SCU LIGHTNING COMPLEX FIRE EVACUATION ORDER LIFTED 08/19/20 2PM

Alameda County:

All evacuation orders on Welch Creek Rd. have been lifted

SCU LIGHTNING COMPLEX FIRE EVACUATION WARNING AND ORDER 08/19/20 2PM

Effective Immediately

EVACUATION ORDER:

Santa Clara County:East of Ed Levine County Park, Felter Rd., Sierra Rd., Toyon Ave., and Mt. Hamilton Rd. to Three Springs Rd.North of Mt. Hamilton Rd. to Three Springs Rd.South of Santa Clara County LineWest of fire perimeter

EVACUATION WARNING:

Santa Clara County:East of San Jose city limitsSouth of Mt. Hamilton Rd.North of Metcalf Rd. & San Felipe Rd., east to the county lineEast of San Antonio Valley Rd. to Del Puerto Canyon Rd. to the county line

SCU LIGHTNING COMPLEX FIRE EVACUATION WARNING 08/19/20 12PM

Effective ImmediatelySouth of Diablo Grande Parkway and the Diablo Community to theStanislaus/Merced County LineWest of I-5North of Stanislaus/Merced County LineEast of Santa Clara County Line

SCU LIGHTNING COMPLEX INCIDENT UPDATE 08/19/20 7AM

Situation Summary:

The SCU Lightning Complex is approximately 20 separate fires broken into three zones; the Canyon Zone, the Calaveras Zone, and the Deer Zone. The fires continue to burn in steep, rugged terrain and are influenced by extreme temperatures, and low relative humidity. Some of the terrain has little to no fire history with decadent fuels conducive to extreme fire growth. Overnight, crews saw critical rates of spread and medium range spotting. Increasing west winds tested containment lines in all zones and had crews actively engaged in structure protection. Westerly onshore winds are forecasted to increase today, and while temperatures will be a few degrees cooler with slightly higher humidity those changes will be negated by the stronger onshore flow. Today, crews will continue to scout for safe access points in order to construct direct and indirect fire line, mitigate the ongoing structure threat, and provide continued recon for any new fire starts.

Deer Zone: [Contra Costa County]

Round Fire, Palm Fire, Marsh Fire, and Briones Fire

Calaveras Zone: [Alameda County / Santa Clara County / Stanislaus County]

Kilkare Fire, Arroyo Fire, Mill Creek Fire, Welch Fire, Ohlone Fire, and Reservoir Fire

Canyon Zone: [Stanislaus County / San Joaquin County]

Peg Leg Fire, Terraville Fire, Del Puerto Fire, and Peach Fire

Evacuation Orders:

Alameda County / Stanislaus County:

Frank Raines Park to Mines Road Del Puerto Canyon Road 1 mile to Mines Road

Alameda County:

Welch Creek Road

Contra Costa County: (Community Warning System & Map):

Marsh Creek Road from Round Valley to Morgan Territory All of Morgan Territory and Marsh Creek mobile home park

Santa Clara County:

North of Hwy 130 to Santa Clara County Line

West of San Antonio Valley Rd.

West of Mines Rd. to Santa Clara County Line

East of 3 Springs Rd. and Mt. Hampton Rd.

South of Santa Clara County Line

Evacuation Warnings:

Alameda County:

City of Fremont – Mill Creek Road

Stanislaus County:

Diablo Grande Community

Santa Clara County: (City of San Jose)

East of Ed Levin County Park, Felter Rd., Sierra Rd., Toyon Ave. and Mt. Hamilton Rd. to Three Springs Rd.

North of Mt. Hamilton Rd. to Three Springs Rd.

South of Santa Clara County Line

West of the Fire Perimeter

Evacuation Center(s):

Creekside Middle School 535 Peregrine Dr. Patterson, CA 94363

Road Closures:

Marsh Creek Road between Morgan Territory Road and Deer Valley Road Del Puerto Canyon Road (SR-130) between Mines Road and Diablo Grande PKWY

Hwy 130 at Three Springs Rd.

Hwy 130 at Quinby Rd.