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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

Air Quality Report 9.29.20 Northern Central Valley

August Complex Wildfire
News – 9/29/2020

Special Statement

Due to increased fire activity, Corning/Orland and Willits/Ukiah will become one forecast point to allow for additional locations to be added.

Fire

The 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 continue to produce significant smoke.

Smoke

Hot and dry conditions with terrain driven winds expected this week as high pressure strengthens regionally. A stagnant pattern from strong high pressure will increase stability the rest of the week. This will allow for smoke to settle 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 smoke impacts and poor air quality across the region. Air quality will be highly dependent on fire activity from the August Complex as well as other fires burning regionally.