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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
Phone: 530-628-0039
Hours: Daily 8am to 8pm

South Zone August Complex
Phone: 530-640-1168
Hours: Daily 8am to 5pm

Air Quality Report 10.3.20 for areas near August Complex

August Complex Wildfire
News – 10/3/2020

Special Statement

There will now be two Smoke Outlooks to better represent impacted communities. The North-Central Coast Outlook is located here:


The August Complex continues to actively burn across the western half of the fire, however fire activity has been moderated. Heavy smoke is allowing for cooler temperatures and higher moisture aiding suppression efforts.


High pressure continues to dominate the region. Smoke that is trapped in valleys will remain with widespread Unhealthy air. There could be breaks with improved air each afternoon, but smoke will quickly return by evening and remain poor through the next morning. Communities on the west half of the Sacramento Valley near canyons could see periods of Very Unhealthy air each morning/night.

To scour out smoke trapped in the valley, it will take a large storm system. There is no storm system forecast to allow for this at least through next Wednesday.

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