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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

Northern Central Valley Smoke Outlook 10.5.20

August Complex Wildfire
News – 10/5/2020


The August Complex continues to actively burn across the western half of the fire. Fire crews will conduct burnout operations as needed to meet incident objectives. Expect smoke to once again dictate fire activity.


High pressure remains, although the weakening trend continues. Smoke that is trapped in valleys will remain with widespread Unhealthy air. Light easterly winds are forecast today. This will allow for improved air quality for communities east of Interstate 5. 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. At this time, there is no system forecast through at least Wednesday. However, a storm system is possible late this week and into the weekend. This is expected to provide enough southwest winds to help scour the Sacramento Valley out with improved air quality. Stay Tuned!

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