Don's Home Places California Fires 2022 North Central California Fires
Previous years maps: 2021 | 2020
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last updated 23 Oct 2022

I've stopped showing updated maps here.
The Federal Government created InciWeb to do what I was doing combining the Cal Fire and Forest Service information.
See InciWeb - National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) - incident information system" |
However I am monitoring the Mosquito fire because of friends in the area and the Caldor fire last year started at about the same longitude and went into South Lake Tahoe. California's fire season typically runs from July to December, but September through November are especially deadly.

Information on current fires:

Mosquito Fire:
Date Contained Acres Evacuated Structures
Sept 6 started 0
Sept 8 13,705 6,000 0
Sept 12 10% 46,587 11,000
Sept 16 20% 71,292 11,000 73
Sept 20 39% 76,290 244 78
Sept 25 85% 76,781 78
Oct 22 100% 76,788 78
For reference the Dixie fire last year burned 959,253 acres (2nd largest since 1932) and the caldor fire which went into South Lake Tahoe burned 218,489 acres. See 2021 Fires
The Caldor fire burned from August 14, 2021 to October 21, 2022 and traveled 40 miles East to South Lake Tahoe. The Mosquito fire started 20 miles North of the Caldor fire and is 25 miles from Lake Tahoe's West shore as of September 12.
Mosquito Fire
Source: InciWeb - National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)

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