September 23, 2023

Due to lightning-sparked wildfires, evacuations have been ordered in a number of Northern California communities. The standing as of Thursday, Aug. 17:

1 / Del Norte County. Ten fires within the Smith River Complicated stay lively and have burned greater than 1,500 acres. Evacuations have been ordered for residents within the areas of Patrick Creek, Little Jones Creek, Copper Creek drainage and Coon Creek. A 20-mile stretch of Freeway 199 east of Gasquet is closed. A shelter has been opened on the county fairgrounds, in Crescent Metropolis. Extra data: sheriff’s Fb.

2/ Siskiyou County. The Head Fireplace, at greater than 3,500 acres, is the biggest of 20 lightning-sparked fires within the Klamath Nationwide Forest. Evacuations have been ordered for a 335-square-mile space west of Yreka (extra detailed map and sources right here). Extra data: sheriff’s Fb.

3/ Trinity County. The Deep Fireplace has burned greater than 1,500 acres within the Trinity Alps Wilderness space, and evacuation orders have been in place since Wednesday afternoon (detailed map right here). Extra data: sheriff’s Fb.

4/ Nevada County. The Freeway Fireplace was reported Wednesday south of the neighborhood of Washington; it’s not recognized whether or not it was began by lightning. Detailed evacuation map right here, plus extra data at sheriff’s Fb.