As of the afternoon of Sept. 24, the CZU August Lightning Complex fire has been fully contained.

This page was last updated September 17, 2020 at 4:20 p.m. EDT. There will be no further updates to this incident. 

The CZU August Lightning Complex is currently impacting San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties. Starting from lightning strikes August 16, the wildfire complex quickly grew to 10,000 acres in size. As of Sept. 17, the complex is approximately 35,008 acres in size and is 95-percent contained. While crews have nearly contained the fire's spread, several evacuation orders and transport disruptions are ongoing. 

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Intelligence Alerts:

 

October 4, 2020 at 12:37 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to several large wildfires burning across California, US, as of Oct. 4. Some evacuations ongoing.

October 2, 2020 at 3:57 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to several large wildfires burning across California, US, as of Oct. 2. Evacuations ongoing.

September 17, 2020 at 2:17 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to several large wildfires burning across California, US, as of Sept. 17. Evacuations ongoing.

September 14, 2020 at 3:01 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to several large wildfires burning across Calif., US, as of Sept. 14. Evacuations ongoing.

September 9, 2020 at 2:40 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to CZU Lightning Complex fire near Santa Cruz, Calif., US, as of Sept. 9. Some evacuations rescinded.

September 7, 2020 at 10:59 a.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to CZU Lightning Complex fire near Santa Cruz, Calif., US, as of late Sept. 7

September 6, 2020 at 7:24 a.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to CZU Lightning Complex fires near Santa Cruz, Calif., US, as of Sept. 6.

September 2, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to CZU Lightning Complex fires near Santa Cruz, Calif., US, as of Sept. 2.

August 31, 2020 at 4:37 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to CZU Lightning Complex fires near Santa Cruz, Calif., US, as of Aug. 31. 

August 29, 2020 at 3:20 a.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue to respond to CZU Lightning Complex fires near Santa Cruz, Calif., US, late Aug. 28.

August 27, 2020 at 4:31 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue working to contain large wildfire complex in northern California, US, Aug. 27. Evacuations and disruptions ongoing. 

August 24, 2020 at 2:01 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue working to contain large wildfire complex in northern California, US, Aug. 24. Evacuations and disruptions ongoing.

August 22, 2020 at 6:25 a.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews continue working to contain large wildfire complex in northern California, US, Aug. 22. Evacuations and disruptions ongoing.

August 20, 2020 at 5:20 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews working to contain large wildfire complex in northern California, US, Aug. 20. Evacuations and disruptions ongoing.

August 19, 2020 at 5:51 p.m. EDT | Warning Alert: Emergency crews working to contain large wildfire complex in northern California, US, Aug. 19. Evacuations and disruptions ongoing.


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