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August Complex

Unit Information

Mendocino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988

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Incident Contacts

North Zone August Complex
Email: 2020.elkhorn@firenet.gov
Phone: 530-628-0039
Hours: Daily 8am to 8pm

South Zone August Complex
Email: 2020.augustcomplex.south@firenet.gov
Phone: 530-640-1168
Hours: Daily 8am to 5pm

Smoke report 9.28.20 Nothern Valley Central

August Complex Wildfire
News – 9/28/2020

Special StatementA Red Flag Warning for strong winds and low RH will expire this evening.FireThe August Complex continues to actively burn, primarily across the northwestern and western perimeters. Large interior pockets remain active as well. The Zogg Fire southwest of Redding and Glass Fire in Napa Valley remain active and have rapidly grown since yesterday. SmokeGusty northeast winds subsidy this afternoon. Hot and dry conditions remain as high pressure strengthens regionally. A stagnant pattern of strong high pressure building into the region will increase stability this week. Lighter winds will become more terrain driven. This will allow for smoke to settle back into valleys each night and morning. Smoke in some sheltered valleys may be slow to lift or remain in place the entire day. This will lead to worsening the smoke impacts and poor air quality across the region. How bad air quality gets will be highly dependent on fire activity on the August Complex as well as other fires burning regionally.