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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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Natchez Fire

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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

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

Whaleback Fire

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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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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

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

River Fire (Mendocino Complex)

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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

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

Owens Fire

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Natchez Fire

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

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

Carr Fire

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

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

Whaleback Fire

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

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

Eel Fire

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

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

Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex)

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

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

River Fire (Mendocino Complex)

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

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

Donnell Fire

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

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

Owens Fire

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

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

Ferguson Fire

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

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

Lions Fire

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

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

Georges Fire

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.)

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

Five Fire

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

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

Hat Fire

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

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

Gorge Fire

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

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