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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

News Releases — August Complex

South Zone Fire Update, August Complex, September 16, 2020 Released: 9/16/2020
WILLOWS, CA. – Sept. 16, 2020   Incident Start Date:  08/17/20 August Complex Total Size:  796,651 acres Containment:  30% August Complex South Zone Size:  531,471 acres Cause: ...
North Zone, August Complex September 15, 2020 Released: 9/15/2020
Current Situation (August Complex-North Zone):  Active fire behavior is expected to continue with dry conditions and low relative humidity. Our priorities are focused on life and property; our...
South Zone Fire Update, August Complex, September 15, 2020 Released: 9/15/2020
WILLOWS, Calif – Sept. 15, 2020 – Critically dry fuels challenge firefighters as they continue their suppression efforts on the August Fire Complex.  The total acreage for the August Complex is...
Fire Update: North Zone, August Complex September 14, 2020 Released: 9/14/2020
Current Situation (August Complex-North Zone): Today will be another day of critical fire weather due to dry conditions, low relative humidity and less smoke shading. The priority in the North Zone...
Fire Update: South Zone, August Complex September 14, 2020 Released: 9/14/2020
Fire Update: South Zone, August Complex September 14, 2020    WILLOWS, Calif – Sept. 14, 2020 – USDA Forest Service and CAL FIRE are engaged in a coordinated response to manage and...
Sept. 13 Update August Complex - South Zone Released: 9/13/2020
WILLOWS, Calif – Sept. 13, 2020 – USDA Forest Service and CAL FIRE are engaged in a coordinated response to manage and suppress the August Complex. The Complex consists of multiple fires that...
Update August Complex - South Zone (Doe) Sept 12 Released: 9/12/2020
WILLOWS, Calif – Sept. 12, 2020 – On Friday, Sept.  11, 2020, the fires known as the August Complex (Doe), Elkhorn, Hopkins, Willow, and Vinegar were combined and are now collectively known as...
August Complex - South Zone (Doe) Update for September 12, 2020 Released: 9/12/2020
Yesterday, September 11, 2020, the fires known as the August Complex (Doe), Elkhorn, Hopkins, Willow, and Vinegar were combined and are now collectively known as the August Complex. The August...
August Complex - South Zone (Doe) Update Released: 9/11/2020
WILLOWS, Calif – Sept. 11, 2020 – The August Complex currently sits at 491,446 acres and 25 percent contained. It is listed as the largest fire in California history.   The Hopkins Fire is now...
Storymap provides a recap of the origination of the August Complex Released: 9/10/2020
The August Complex fire initially began as 37 different fires on the Mendocino National Forest on August 17, 2020 after a storm that produced thousands of lightning strikes across the region. As...