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Wildfire Safety Blog and News from Fire Safe San Mateo.
Aug
25

CZU Lightning Complex Fires perimeter map - August 25

CAL FIRE public information perimeter map - August 24, 2020

high resolution map, click here.

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Aug
25

Status of California Fires August 15 - 25, 2020

Link to incidence map (note: may take time to load): https://wildfirerecovery.caloes.ca.gov/current-incidents/

The current status of California fires since August 15, 2020 (information curent as of August 25, 2020). source: CZU Lightning Complex press conference Aug 25.

  • 1.25 million acres of land has burned
  • 136,000 people evacuated
  • 100 aircraft assigned to fight fires
  • 2.7 million gallons of retardant dropped
  • Additional resources have been coming into CA from throughout western US

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Aug
25

INCIDENT UPDATE: CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX, AUG 25, 2020, 7AM

Incident Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

Evacuation Map: www.smco.community.zonehaven.com

Email Updates (sign up here): https://tinyurl.com/CZUlightning

Video of update, in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu2EaUdPnmI

Video update, en Español: https://youtu.be/KffU8aPrtuo

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Aug
24

INCIDENT UPDATE: CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX, AUG 24, 2020, 7PM

Incident Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

Evacuation Map: www.smco.community.zonehaven.com

Email Updates (sign up here): https://tinyurl.com/CZUlightning

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Aug
24

CZU Lightning Complex Fires perimeter map - August 24

CAL FIRE public information perimeter map - August 24, 2020

high resolution map, click here.

 

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Aug
24

Donations for CZU Lightning Complex Fire Evacuees and Animals - updated

To support our fellow community members, consider donating to:

Puente, which supports south coast families: https://mypuente.org

Coastside Hope, supports San Mateo County coastside residents: https://coastsidehope.org

ALAS (Ayudando Latinos A Soñar), supporting families, farmworkers, and youth of the coastside: https://www.alashmb.org

**note: goods are NOT being accepted at evacuation centers. Financial contributions are the highest need

 

Animals are in need too:

Woodside Community Foundation is focused on rasing funds for large animal rescue resulting from these fire. For more information call Rick DeBenedetti, (650) 303-2661. Online donations accepted here: Woodsidegiving.org

Peninusla Human Society is accepting donations of pet food, cat litter, newspapers at their Coyote Point Shelter. 12 Airport Blvd, San Mateo. and financial donation here: https://phs-spca.org

San Mateo County Large Animal Evacuation Group is also requesting help to feed displaced animals. (note: not tax deductable). https://smclaeg.org/

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Aug
24

INCIDENT UPDATE: CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX, AUG 24, 2020, 7AM

Incident Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

Evacuation Map: www.smco.community.zonehaven.com

Email Updates (sign up here): https://tinyurl.com/CZUlightning

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Aug
23

USPS mail service Impacts for south coast residents

Residents impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex fires are redirected to nearby locations for mail pic up

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Aug
23

INCIDENT UPDATE: CZU LIGHTNING COMPLEX, AUG 23, 2020, 7PM


Incident Website: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

Evacuation Map: www.smco.community.zonehaven.com

Email Updates (sign up here): https://tinyurl.com/CZUlightning

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Aug
23

Smoke and Air Quality Maps

Available maps and data to help assess air quality resulting from fires

 

Actual image of smoke: NASA satellite image

Air quality (based on frequently updated measures of particulate matter): purpleair.com

Air quality from US EPA (includes a mix of high and low-cost sensor which measure particulate matter): Fire and Smoke Map

Spare the Air info and Air Quality Index maps through Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)

Air Quality Forecasts (table format) through BAAQMD and sign up for AirAlerts

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Air Quality Forecast Guidance (map format- change menu option to "surface smoke")

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