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LNU Lightning Complex

Unit Information

Central California District
Bureau of Land Management
5152 Hillsdale Circle
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

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Incident Contacts

Public Information Line
Phone: 707-967-4207

Media Line
Phone: 925-817-9868

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BLM-managed public lands within the Ukiah Field Office jurisdiction have been impacted by the LNU Lightning Complex, which is burning across five counties: Lake, Napa, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo. Multiple fires have begun to merge to form the LNU Lightning Complex including the 11-16; 13-4; 15-10; Gamble; Hennessey, which joined with the Aetna, Green, Markley, Morgan, Round and Spanish fires; Meyers; and Walbridge, which burned with the Stewarts fire. 

Updates: The LNU Lightning Complex is not a federal incident. It is being managed by the CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit. For the latest information, please visit https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/8/18/lnu-lightning-complex-includes-hennessey-gamble-15-10-spanish-markley-13-4-11-16/ or follow #LNULightningComplex on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CALFIRELNU or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CALFIRELNU. Sign up to receive daily updates at LNULightningComplex2020@gmail.com

Evacuations:  

-Lake County Evacuation Map: http://gispublic.co.lake.ca.us/portal/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=b25af2a3ef0e46ff923043aaa93e7db0. Visit the Lake County Sheriff's Office Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lakesheriff/. OES Contact: 707-262-4090 and sign Up for Lake County Alerts: https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736729003#/signu.

-Napa County Evacuation Map: https://napacounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=83d73b75423c4201aecd08e15fa8e6e7. OES Info: https://www.countyofnapa.org/353/Emergency-Services. Napa County Information Line: 707-253-4540.

-Sonoma County Evacuation Map: https://sonomacounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=69a0e54e9e2b48c086d122027b21c961. Sonomoa County Emergency and Preparedness: https://socoemergency.org/.

You are encouraged to stay tuned to the latest fire information and follow evacuation orders, if issued. To learn more about preparing to evacuate, visit https://www.readyforwildfire.org/

Evacuation Centers:

-Napa County:Crosswalk Community Church2590 First Street
Napa, CA 94558

-Sonoma County: Temporary Evacuation PointSanta Rosa Fair Grounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Petaluma Veterans Building1094 Petaluma Blvd
South Petaluma, CA 94952

-Lake County: Temporary Evacuation Point:
Old airstrip
off of Hwy 53
Clearlake, CA

Animal Evacuation Centers:
 
-Napa County:
Napa County Animal Shelter
942 Hartle Court
Napa, CA 94559

Valley Brook Equestrian Center
1132 El Centro Ave.
Napa, CA
(55 horses)

Napa Valley Horseman's Association1200 Foster Road
Napa, CA
(61 horses)

Ag 4 Youth1200 Foster Rd
Napa, CA
(62 Ruminants)

-Solano County:Vallejo Fairgrounds
900 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA
(large animals, current count 211 animals)

Solano County Animal Shelter2510 Claybank Rd
(small animals only, current count 285 animals) 

Maps: An interactive California topography map depicting fire activity is available at https://caltopo.com/map.html?fbclid=IwAR0VyD4AhntuwtikRxxUV06gZWywM7UhWEB6GVNWM0O3K28mZPI10uVoTco#ll=38.7048,-122.4709&z=10&b=mbt&a=modis_mp.

Closures: Many roads within and adjacent to the perimeter of the fire are closed. Motorists should use extreme caution, never drive into smoke, and watch out for emergency vehicles and firefighters who are using roadways. BLM Ukiah temporarily closes recreation areas due to wildland fire danger.

Wildfire cameras: http://www.alertwildfire.org/northbay/index.html?camera=Axis-BerryessaEast&v=81e004f

Fire Restrictions: Public lands managed by the BLM Ukiah Field Office are under fire restrictions, which include a temporary limitation on target shooting: https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-ukiah-field-office-initiates-seasonal-fire-restrictions-0. An interactive map and listing of fire restrictions throughout BLM California is available at https://go.usa.gov/xmUEG

Fire terminology: Visit the National Wildfire Coordinating Group Fire Terminology Glossary at https://www.nwcg.gov/glossary/a-z.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginMonday August 17th, 2020 approx. 11:45 AM
Incident CommanderCalFire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit
Coordinates38.549 latitude, -122.506 longitude

Current Situation

Fuels Involved

Chaparral (6 feet), tall grass (2.5 feet) and timber.