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CZU August Lightning Complex

Unit Information

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

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Phone: (831) 335-6717

View of the sky over the community of Davenport during the CZU Lighting Complex Fire (Aug. 20, 2020. Photo courtesy Mike Chiodini/BLM)Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is a Cooperating Agency on the CZU August Lightning Complex, and BLM-managed public lands within the Central Coast Field Office jurisdiction have been impacted. The CAL FIRE San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit is managing the CZU August Lightning Complex, which includes the 5-14, 5-15, 5-18, Waddell, Warrenella, and additional smaller fires in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties.

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Backburning operations (Steve Watkins/BLM): and (Steve Watkins/Mike Chiodini/BLM):
Air tanker drop (Mike Chiodini/BLM):
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Fire Restrictions: Any open flame is prohibited on all public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in California: The Central California District, which includes public lands managed by the Central Coast Field Office, has temporarily suspended all target shooting: An interactive map and listing of fire restrictions throughout BLM California is available at
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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Coordinates37.262 latitude, -122.223 longitude