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SCU Lightning Complex

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

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BLM-managed public lands within the Central Coast Field Office jurisdiction are included in the acreage burned by the Santa Clara Unit (SCU) Lightning Complex fire. The Complex is comprised of approximately 20 separate fires that are burning across multiple locations of the Diablo Mountain Range in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties.

Updates: This is not a federal incident, and is being managed by the CalFire Santa Clara Unit. For the latest information, please visit, or follow #SCULightningComplex on Twitter at Sign up to receive daily updates at

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
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSunday August 16th, 2020 approx. 04:00 AM
Incident CommanderCalFire Santa Clara Unit
Incident Description
Coordinates37.882 latitude, -121.777 longitude

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Tall grass (2.5 feet).

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