Northern California Lightning Activity


Update: June 11, 2013 - Approx. 2,000 additional lightning strikes have occured in the region over the past 24 hours, sparking several new fires.

June 10, 2013 - Starting Sunday much of the Northern California foothills and mountains including the Sierra experienced significant thunderstorms with dry lightning. Nearly 6,000 lightning strikes were recorded over the past 24 hours. Over 50 small fires were ignited due to the lightning. Though most of the storm systems have moved out, CAL FIRE crews continue to respond to additional fires. Although lightning was prevalent throughout the area over the past 24 hours, CAL FIRE continues to investigate each fire to rule all other possible causes.

Fire Summary
Tehama-Glenn Unit
20 fires, largest fire 2 acres, all fires 100% contained

Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit Fire Information
28 fires, larges fire 4 acres, all fires 100% contained

Butte Unit
11 fires, 0 acres, all fires 100% contained

Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit
2 fires, 0 acres, all fires 100% contained

Mendocino Unit
4 fires, 0 acres, all fires 100% contained

Lightning Map



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