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Mendocino-Complex Fire In Northern California Grows To Largest Fire In State’s History Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Northern California wildfires map 2018

The latest updates on the state’s ongoing fires

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Northern California is currently suffering from some of the worst wildfires the state has ever seen, including the ongoing Mendocino Fire, which is now the largest fire in recorded history. (Although not one the most destructive fires, as those are separate statistics).

We will continue to update this map of active fire incidents as a quick and reliable reference for firefighting efforts statewide.

This information reflects the most recent updates from Cal Fire and other firefighting apparatus. Note that fire locations on the map are approximate and based on nearest specific landmarks.

So far, 2018 fires have mostly spared the Bay Area, with only a few minor flare-ups in the region that were contained mostly without incident.

This map also does not reflect fires ongoing in the most southern regions of the state. Consult Curbed LA for fire conditions in and around Southern California.

[Update: August 20.]

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1. Natchez Fire

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Yreka
CA 96097, United States
(530) 842-6131
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Started: July 15

Size: 11,300 acres

Containment: 50 percent

Mendocino-Complex Fire In Northern California Grows To Largest Fire In State’s History Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

2. Carr Fire

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Started: July 23

Size: 229,651 acres

Containment: 88 percent

Flames rise around an outbuilding as the County Fire burns in Guinda, California. Photo by AP Photo/Noah Berger

3. Whaleback Fire

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Eagle Lake Rd
Susanville, CA 96130

Started: July 27

Size: 18,700 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Mendocino-Complex Fire In Northern California Grows To Largest Fire In State’s History
Note: Photos do not necessarily reflect corresponding fires, some of which do not have readily available images.
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4. Eel Fire

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Started: July 31

Size: 972 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Mendocino-Complex Fire In Northern California Grows To Largest Fire In State’s History Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

5. Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex)

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Started: July 27

Size: 341,047 acres

Containment: 76 percent

Mendocino-Complex Fire In Northern California Grows To Largest Fire In State’s History Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

6. River Fire (Mendocino Complex)

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Mendo-Lake Rd
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 468-4000
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Started: July 27

Size: 48,920 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Mendocino-Complex Fire In Northern California Grows To Largest Fire In State’s History Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

7. Donnell Fire

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Started: August 1

Size: 13,800 acres

Containment: Five percent

Mendocino-Complex Fire Scorches 70,000 Acres In Northern California Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

8. Owens Fire

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Owens River Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Started: July 31

Size: 312 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Mendocino-Complex Fire Scorches 70,000 Acres In Northern California Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

9. Ferguson Fire

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Started: July 13

Size: 96,901 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Mendocino-Complex Fire Scorches 70,000 Acres In Northern California Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

10. Lions Fire

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Started: June 11

Size: 8,400 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Mendocino-Complex Fire Scorches 70,000 Acres In Northern California Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

11. Georges Fire

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Started: July 8

Size: 2,884 acres

Containment: 95 percent. (Note: This fire’s status hasn’t updated since late July.)

Mendocino-Complex Fire Scorches 70,000 Acres In Northern California Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

12. Five Fire

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Started: August 6

Size: 2,990 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Mendocino-Complex Fire Scorches 70,000 Acres In Northern California Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

13. Hat Fire

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Started: August 9

Size: 1,900 acres

Containment: 85 percent

Record Heat Fuels Holy Fire In Southern California, Threatening Homes Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

14. Gorge Fire

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Started: August 19

Size: 155 acres

Containment: 40 percent

Record Heat Fuels Holy Fire In Southern California, Threatening Homes Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

1. Natchez Fire

Yreka, CA 96097, United States
Mendocino-Complex Fire In Northern California Grows To Largest Fire In State’s History Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Started: July 15

Size: 11,300 acres

Containment: 50 percent

Yreka
CA 96097, United States

2. Carr Fire

French Gulch, CA 96033
Flames rise around an outbuilding as the County Fire burns in Guinda, California. Photo by AP Photo/Noah Berger

Started: July 23

Size: 229,651 acres

Containment: 88 percent

3. Whaleback Fire

Eagle Lake Rd, Susanville, CA 96130
Mendocino-Complex Fire In Northern California Grows To Largest Fire In State’s History
Note: Photos do not necessarily reflect corresponding fires, some of which do not have readily available images.
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Started: July 27

Size: 18,700 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Eagle Lake Rd
Susanville, CA 96130

4. Eel Fire

McClure Place, CA 96075
Mendocino-Complex Fire In Northern California Grows To Largest Fire In State’s History Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Started: July 31

Size: 972 acres

Containment: 100 percent

5. Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex)

Witter Springs, CA 95485
Mendocino-Complex Fire In Northern California Grows To Largest Fire In State’s History Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Started: July 27

Size: 341,047 acres

Containment: 76 percent

6. River Fire (Mendocino Complex)

Mendo-Lake Rd, Ukiah, CA 95482
Mendocino-Complex Fire In Northern California Grows To Largest Fire In State’s History Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Started: July 27

Size: 48,920 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Mendo-Lake Rd
Ukiah, CA 95482

7. Donnell Fire

Stanislaus National Forest, California
Mendocino-Complex Fire Scorches 70,000 Acres In Northern California Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Started: August 1

Size: 13,800 acres

Containment: Five percent

8. Owens Fire

Owens River Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Mendocino-Complex Fire Scorches 70,000 Acres In Northern California Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Started: July 31

Size: 312 acres

Containment: 100 percent

Owens River Rd
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

9. Ferguson Fire

Hite Cove, CA 95318
Mendocino-Complex Fire Scorches 70,000 Acres In Northern California Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Started: July 13

Size: 96,901 acres

Containment: 100 percent

10. Lions Fire

Pumice Butte, California 93634
Mendocino-Complex Fire Scorches 70,000 Acres In Northern California Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Started: June 11

Size: 8,400 acres

Containment: 100 percent

11. Georges Fire

Lone Pine, CA
Mendocino-Complex Fire Scorches 70,000 Acres In Northern California Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Started: July 8

Size: 2,884 acres

Containment: 95 percent. (Note: This fire’s status hasn’t updated since late July.)

12. Five Fire

Kettleman City, CA 93239
Mendocino-Complex Fire Scorches 70,000 Acres In Northern California Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Started: August 6

Size: 2,990 acres

Containment: 100 percent

13. Hat Fire

Fall River Mills, CA 96028
Record Heat Fuels Holy Fire In Southern California, Threatening Homes Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Started: August 9

Size: 1,900 acres

Containment: 85 percent

14. Gorge Fire

Platina, CA 96076
Record Heat Fuels Holy Fire In Southern California, Threatening Homes Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Started: August 19

Size: 155 acres

Containment: 40 percent