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(Original Post) 19 Aug 2020 @ 9:30 PM Pacific
We hope you’re safe right now as the many fires sparked by lightning strikes (over 10,000 in the first August storms), are flaring up all over the state and already stretching CalFire’s resources dangerously thin. Fires are continuing to run in multiple directions and impact multiple communities. There are now over 500 fires in California (including 23 major “complex” fires).
“LNU Lightning Complex Fire” (LNU = Lake Napa Unit)
Fatalities: 5 (plus 4 injuries — as of 24 Aug)
Counties Affected: Lake, Napa, Sonoma, Yolo & Solano
Multiple Blazes: Hennessey, Gamble, 15-10, Spanish, Markley, 11-16, Walbridge (13-4).
Started: 17 Aug 2020
Acres Burned: 350,000+ acres (as of 24 Aug)
Structures: 871+ destroyed, 234+ damaged, 30,500+ threatened (as of 24 Aug)
Containment: 22% (as of 24 Aug) —— 98% (as of 26 Sep)
LNU Lightning Complex(3 fires), Sonoma-Lake Napa Unit, Cal Fire. IMT 1 (Cal Fire Team 2). Two miles north of Barro, CA. Chapparal, tall grass and timber. Extreme fire behavior with long-range spotting, short-range spotting and wind-driven runs. Numerous structures, energy and communication infrastructure threatened. Evacuations, area, road and trail closures in effect.
Lake County & Cobb Area Information
• Radio • Weather • Maps • Images • Info & Alerts
• Radio •
Radio Frequencies (MHz):
462.5500 CAVERN Main GMRS Repeater Channel (DCS Tone: D071N)
154.2875 Morgan Valley Fire Command / Round Fire (“Fire 23”)
155.0250 CalFire LNUE (CAVERN 47)
169.5375 Hennessey East Fire Command
NOTE: to tune in 7-digit freqs, use Menu on your radio to set the “Step” to “2.5“, the smallest increment. On some radios, the last digit is just visible in a very tiny font on the radio’s display.
Stay Tuned: more frequencies are coming soon from CAVERN Network Control !
• Weather •
NWS Weather Update
• 21 Aug •
Fire Weather Threat:
Thunderstorms Possible on Monday & Tuesday (24 & 25 Aug)
across northwest California.
New wildfires may be ignited by lightning…
• Maps •
Lake County Fire & Evac GIS Maps
Lake County, CA GIS Portal
Lake County Map Info: Email: Lon.Sharp@LakeCountyCA.gov
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (maps w/fire overlays)
CalTopo.com (topographic maps with data layers)
SF Chronicle Fire Maps (both current & historical fire info)
ArcGIS Map of LNU Complex Fire (complex extents, evac zones)
LNU Incident Maps (NIFC maps: hi-res downloadable PDFs)
• Images •
AlertWildfire.org (Lake County & North Bay area tower cams)
• Info & Alerts •
LNU Lightning Complex Fire Info (LNU fire details)
Fire Updates from CalFire (general CF website)
CalFire LNU Tweets (updates for hummingbirds)
FlightRadar24.com (track aerial fire-flights)
Fire Info for Resource Mgmt Sys (NASA data d/l login)
Lake County Sheriff OES Alerts (emergency services alerts)
511.org Road Closures (critical fire-related road closures)
CA Dept of Transportation (enter hwy# for road closures)
Red Cross People Locator (safe & well program)
* CF 24/7 Info NOTE: the St Helena dispatch command center is handling these calls and is already stretched thin from coordinating CF’s dozens of fire engine crews. The voicemailbox may be full when you call andif it’s very busy there may be nobody able to answer, but: a 911 operator may call you back to make sure you’re not in imminent danger, so please call only w/serious issues.
Nixle Alerts: Text JOINLCSO to 888777
Nixle Alert • 19 Aug 2020 @ 9:42 PM Pacific
“LCSO has issued Evacuation Orders for Residents in…“
FaceBook Scanner Groups: (from Mel / Siegler 001)
• Public Safety Scanner Lake County CA
• Lake County Public Safety Scanner and Awareness
• Lake County, California Emergency Warnings and Preparedness