Don's Home Places California Fires 2021 North Central California Fires
See also : Caldor Fire | California Fire History | 2020 North Central California Fires | Air Quality
last updated 13 Oct 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.

As of Oct 7th the containment % for many of the fires had not changed for several weeks.

InciWeb - National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) - incident information system" | inciweb.nwcg.gov

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 | capradio.org
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
About Air quality


July-Aug fires Greater Sacramento Area: (Containment as of mid Sept)

North Central Califronia Counties Map
Oct 13
Tamarack    69K acres 82% contained
Dixie      963K acres 94% 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 98% Contained See more on the Caldor Fire. River Fire 3K acres 100% contained Beckworth 105K acres 98% contained
The Bootleg fire in Southern Oregon was 413 acres
and 98% contained.
Sequoia Fires

as of Oct 13
KNP Complex 87,786 acres 40% contained
  (Paradise and Colony Fires merged)
Walkers Fire 8,777 acres 99% contained
Windy Fire 97,554 88% 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
Value
EPA
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.