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2021 California Wildfires

The 2021 California wildfire season is an ongoing series of wildfires that have burned across the state of California. As of August 12, 2021, a total of 6,347 fires have been recorded, burning 959,611 acres (388,341 ha) across the state. At least 1,692 buildings have been destroyed by the wildfires, and at least 7 firefighters have been injured battling the fires. (

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Beckwourth Complex Fires

The Beckwourth Complex is a wildfire complex currently burning in the Plumas National Forest in Plumas and Lassen counties. The two major fires of the complex, the Dotta Fire and the Sugar Fire, started on June 30 and July 2 northeast of Beckwourth, California. (

Dixie Fire

The Dixie Fire is the largest single fire in California history and the largest currently burning in the U.S. It is named after the road where it started on July 14, 2021. (

Fly Fire

The Fly Fire started on July 22nd and was managed under the Dixie Fire East Zone command as the two fires eventually merged into one. The drought, combined with dry, hot weather and strong winds, has resulted in very active fire behavior. (

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Lava Fire

The Lava Fire started on 6/24/21 by lightning and is burning northeast of the community of Weed. Below average winter snowpack and very hot, dry windy conditions created burning conditions similar to those normally experienced in August. Diurnal winds and drought conditions are contributed to the northeast and eastern fire spread. (

Tamarack Fire

The Tamarack Fire is a wildfire burning primarily in the Mokelumne Wilderness in Alpine County, California, Douglas County, Nevada and Lyon County, Nevada. The fire was first reported burning on a rocky ridgetop on July 4, 2021, a result of a lightning strike. (

California Wildfires

(as of Sunday 08/15/21)

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