Don's Home Places California Fires 2021 North Central California Fires
See also : Caldor Fire | California Fire History | 2022 North Central California Fires | Air Quality
last updated 14 Nov 2021

Contents: North Central CA Fires | Sequoia Fires | Air Quality

California's fire season typically runs from July to December, but September through November are especially deadly.

The containment % towards the end of many fires changes slowly for several weeks as they search for remaining hot spots.

InciWeb - National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) - incident information system" |

2021 active Fires | Cal Fire

Fires in some Forest Service are not included in CALFires reports.

Other Links:
Cal Fire Incidents near Homewood
Cal Fire Ready for Wildfire
Public Fire Information Websites | US Forest Service
National Fire News | National Interagency Fire Center

California Fire Map: Tracking wildfires near me, across SF Bay Area, Fossil Fire updates | SF Chronicle
See Where Wildfires Are Burning in California - Map |
The National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) #FireMappers
CAL Fire Twitter with Red Flag Warnings
Air Quality
Real-time Air Quality Maps | PurpleAir
Air Quality Map | AirNow EPA
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July-Aug fires Greater Sacramento Area: (Containment as of mid Sept)

Sequoia Fires North Central Califronia Counties Map
Oct 13
Tamarack    69K acres 100% contained
Dixie      963K acres 100% Contained
Google Map
  The Dixie Fire is the largest single fire in California history
  and the largest currently burning in the U.S.
It has burned an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.
It is about half the size of the 2020
August Complex Fires, a series of lightning-caused fires across seven counties with a combined 1,032,648 acres that were fought together and that state officials consider California’s largest wildfire overall.
Caldor 222 K acres 100% Contained See more on the Caldor Fire. River Fire 3K acres 100% contained Beckworth 105K acres 100% contained
The Bootleg fire in Southern Oregon was 413 acres
and 100% contained.
Sequoia Fires
as of Nov 13
The KNP Complex 88,307 acres 75% contained
  (Paradise and Colony Fires merged)
Walkers Fire 8,777 acres 99% contained
Windy Fire 97,554 95% contained

The Castle Fire in 2020 wiped out 10-14% of the world's sequoia population.
Old sequoias can survive even if just 5% of their crowns remain green and unscorched by a fire's heat.

Air quality: Click to expand

Real-time Air Quality Maps | PurpleAir
Air Quality Map | AirNow EPA
IQAir Tahoe City gives a forecast
AccuWeather Gives a forecast also

Note: Sample results:
Purple Air 140 IQAir 84 EPA
Air quality Index (AQI)
Air Quality Index Levels of Health Concern Numerical
Good 0 to 50 Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
Moderate 51 to 100 Air quality is acceptable; However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups 101 to 150 Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
Unhealthy 151 to 200 Some members of the general public may experience health effects; Members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
Very Unhealthy 201 to 300 Health alert: The risk of health effects is increased for everyone.
Hazardous 301 to 500 Health warning of emergency conditions: Everyone is more likely to be affected.

Note: Values above 500 are considered Beyond the AQI. Follow recommendations for the "Hazardous category."
Additional information on reducing exposure to extremely high levels of particle pollution is available at the EPA.