Here’s a map of where fires are burning in California

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

According to data from Cal Fire, more than 66,000 acres have burned so far this year.

SACRAMENTO, Calif —

Several California wildfires have sparked this week, aligning with the first Red Flag Warning of the season, due to gusty northerly winds and low humidity values.

The largest active fires by acres as of Tuesday are the Post Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the Sites Fire in Colusa County, and the Aero Fire in Calaveras County.

According to data from Cal Fire, more than 66,000 acres have burned so far this year as of June 17. 

The last rainfall in the Sacramento area happened on May 4 and both May and June have been warmer than average, leading to a speedy drying out process. There is also more vegetation growth this year in the Sacramento Valley and in the foothills compared to last year, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. As a result, wildfire season has started fast in the lower foothills and the valley. 

In the Sierra and along the Coastal Range, below-average fire potential is forecast through July, according to the

In an outlook for this fire season, Cal Fire said the annual Southwest Monsoon season may start later, which could impact lighting-related fire risk in Northern California later this year.

Cal Fire’s active incidents include wildfires burning 10 or more acres. These figures don’t account for all the acres burned in the past week.

Active Fires in California

Post Fire

Location: Los Angeles, Ventura Counties 

Started June 15 

Acres Burned: 15,611 

Containment: 24% 

Sites Fire

Location: Colusa County

Started June 17

Acres Burned: 10,000

Containment: 0% 

Aero Fire

Location: Calaveras County

Started June 17

Acres burned: 5,249

Containment: 20% 

Point Fire 

Location: Sonoma County 

Started June 16 

Acres Burned: 1,207

Containment: 40% 

Hesperia Fire 

Location: San Bernardino County 

Started June 15 

Acres Burned: 1,078

Containment: 72% 

Junes Fire 

Location: Butte County 

Started June 15 

Acres Burned: 1,056

Containment: 95% 

Fire Map

For a map of wildfires burning in Northern California, view the map from the National Interagency Fire Center below.

Largest inactive fires in California so far in 2024

Corral Fire

Location: San Joaquin County 

Date Started: June 1 

Acres burned: 14,168 

Lost Fire 

Location: Kern County 

Date Started: June 6 

Acres burned: 3,600 

West Fire 

Location: Kern County 

Date Started: May 30 

Acres Burned: 1,575 

The Excelsior Fire in Sacramento County reached 100% containment on Monday after burning almost 900 acres.

California Wildfire Update: Fires burn in Sacramento, Sonoma, and Los Angeles counties

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.