Wildfire Outbreak Causes Home Damage in Western U.S.

Updated 11/25/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires from September 4 to November 17, 2020.

California Wildfires (DR-4569 Amendment 3)

Updated 11/19/20: ABC News issued a report detailing the Mountain View Fire, which has reportedly burned 80 structures in Mono County, Calif.

Wildfires Erupt in California, Nevada

Event Overview:

Mountain View Fire (20,879 acres; 20% containment)

  • November 17 – Present
  • Mono County (California); Douglas County (Nevada)
  • 80 structures destroyed

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Coleville (96107)
  • Spring Creek (96107)
  • Walker (96107)

Additional Resource:

Safeguard Properties Western Wildfire Reference Guide (11/19/20)

Updated 11/18/20: California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in response to the  Mountain View Fire.

Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Mono County Due to Fire 11.18.20

Associated County ZIP Code List ( 1 County)

Updated 11/17/20: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak declared a state of emergency in response to the Pinehaven Fire. 

Governor Sisolak Declares State of Emergency Related to Caughlin Ranch/Pinehaven Fire

Updated 11/17/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires beginning on September 4, 2020 and continuing.

California Wildfires (DR-4569 Amendment 2)

Updated 11/17/20: The Weather Channel published a report detailing wildfire activity that has reportedly burned homes in southwestern Reno, Nev.

Wildfire Near Reno, Nevada, Threatens Homes, Forces Evacuations

Event Overview:

Pinehaven Fire (1,700 acres; 5% containment)

  • November 17 – Present
  • Washoe County
  • 12 structures destroyed

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Reno:
    – Caughlin Ranch (89519)
    – Riverview (89509)
    – Skyline (89509)

Additional Resource:

Safeguard Properties Western Wildfire Reference Guide (11/18/20)

Updated 11/16/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Oregon affected by wildfires and straight-line winds beginning on September 7, 2020 and continuing.

Oregon Wildfires and Straight-Line Winds (DR-4562 Amendment 3)

Updated 11/12/20:
FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires that took place August 14 to September 28, 2020.

California Wildfires (DR-4558 Amendment 10)

Updated 10/28/20: CNN published a report offering the latest updates on two fast-moving wildfires that have burned structures in Southern California.

Nearly 70,000 people under mandatory evacuation orders as two new wildfires in Southern California spread rapidly

Additional Resource:

Safeguard Properties Western Wildfire Reference Guide (10/28/20)

Event Overview:

Blue Ridge Fire (14,334 acres; 16% containment)

  • October 26 – Present
  • Orange/San Bernardino/Riverside counties
  • 1 structure destroyed

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Chino Hills (San Bernardino County, 91709)
  • Corona (Riverside County, 92880*)
    *Impacted ZIP code only
  • Yorba Linda (Orange County, 92885, 92886, 92887)

Silverado Fire (13,354 acres; 25% containment)

  • October 26 – Present
  • Orange/San Bernardino/Riverside counties
  • 1 structure destroyed

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Irvine (Orange County, 92602, 92618, 92620*)
    *Impacted ZIP codes only
  • Foothill Ranch (Orange County, 92610)
  • Lake Forest (Orange County, 92609, 92610, 92630, 92679)

Updated 10/26/20: The Weather Channel published a report offering the latest on two active Colorado wildfires that have become the largest in state history.

Colorado Wildfires Burn Hundreds of Homes Before Snow Brings Some Relief

Additional Resource:

Safeguard Properties Western Wildfire Reference Guide (10/26/20)

Event Overview:

Cameron Peak Fire (208,663 acres; 64% containment)

  • August 13 – Present
  • Larimer County
  • 100 structures destroyed; 4 houses damaged

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Bellvue (Larimer County, 80512)
  • Estes Park (Larimer County, 80511, 80517)
  • Glen Haven (Larimer County, 80532)
  • Kinikinik (Larimer County, 80512)
  • Loveland (Larimer County, 80538)
    *Houses burned in Redstone Canyon/Buckskin Heights Subdivision
  • Red Feather Lakes (Larimer County, 80545)
  • Rustic (Larimer County, 80512)
  • Spencer Heights (Larimer County, 80512)

East Troublesome Fire (192,560 acres; 15% containment)

  • October 24 – Present
  • Grand/Jackson/Larimer Counties
  • 300-400 structures destroyed

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Estes Park (Larimer County, 80511, 80517)
  • Granby (Grand County, 80446)
  • Grand Lake (Larimer County, 80447)
  • Hot Sulphur Springs (Grand County, 80451)
  • Kremmling (Grand County, 80459)
  • Parshall (Grand County, 80468)
  • Rand (Jackson County, 80473)
  • Walden (Jackson County, 80430, 80480)

Updated 10/22/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires beginning on September 4, 2020 and continuing.

California Wildfires (DR-4569 Amendment 1)

Updated 10/20/20: The Coloradoan published an article offering an update on structural damage reportedly caused by the Cameron Peak Fire (Larimer County), which is now the largest wildfire in state history (204,404 acres).

What we know Tuesday: Cameron Peak Fire ‘very active’ from The Retreat to Storm Mountain

Additional Resource:

Safeguard Properties Western Wildfire Reference Guide (10/20/20)

Updated 10/19/20: USA Today published an article outlining continued wildfire activity in Colorado that has damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes (Cameron Peak/Calwood fires).

‘Smoke coming from everywhere’: Colorado fights largest wildfire in state history, a second forces thousands to evacuate

Additional Resources:

Click the link below to access a summary of approximate active wildfire events that have reportedly caused structural damage.

Safeguard Properties Western U.S. Wildfire Reference Guide (10/19/20)

To view a preliminary list of damaged structures (Calwood Fire) from the Boulder County Office of Emergency Management, please click here.

Updated 10/18/20:
FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires that took place August 14 to September 28, 2020.

California Wildfires (DR-4558 Amendment 8)

Updated 10/16/20: FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires beginning on September 4, 2020 and continuing.

California Wildfires (DR-4569)

Updated 10/15/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires that took place August 14 to September 28, 2020.

California Wildfires (DR-4558)

Updated 10/7/20: The Guardian published an article detailing historic wildfire activity that continues to impact portions of California.

California wildfires spawn first ‘gigafire’ in modern history

Additional Resource:

Click the link below to access a summary of approximate active wildfire events that have reportedly caused structural damage.

Safeguard Properties Western U.S. Wildfire Reference Guide (10/7/20)

Updated 10/1/20: FOX News published a report offering updates on wildfire activity that has destroyed structures in Northern California.

Live Coverage: California wildfires fueled by hot, dry weather

Additional Resource:

Click the link below to access a summary of approximate active wildfire events that have reportedly caused structural damage.

Safeguard Properties Western U.S. Wildfire Reference Guide (10/1/20)

Updated 9/29/20: The Weather Channel issued a report outlining an outbreak of wildfire activity that has destroyed structures in Northern California (Wine Country).

Northern California Wildfires Burn Homes, Wineries; Tens of Thousands Flee

Event Overview:

Glass Fire (36,236  acres; 0% containment)
*Includes Shady/Boysen fire perimeters

  • September 27 – Present
  • Napa/Sonoma Counties
    *North Fork Crystal Springs/Crystal Springs Road
    **Homes reportedly burned in Santa Rosa (Skyhawk community, Mountain Hawk Drive)
  • Approximately 12 houses/unconfirmed number of wineries destroyed

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Angwin (Napa County, 94508, 94576)
  • Barro (Napa County, 94574)
  • Calistoga (Napa County, 94515)
  • Deer Park (Napa County, 94576)
  • Kenwood (Sonoma County, 95409, 95452)
  • Larkmead (Napa County, 94515)
  • Sanitarium (Napa County, 94574)
  • Santa Rosa (Sonoma County, 95401, 95402, 95402, 95403, 95404, 95405, 95406, 95407, 95409)
  • St. Helena (Napa County, 94574)
  • Woodleaf (Napa County, 94515)

Zogg Fire (40,317  acres; 0% containment)

  • September 27 – Present
  • Shasta County
    *Zogg Mine Road/Jenny Bird Lane (North of Igo)
  • 146 structures destroyed

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Cottonwood (Shasta County, 96022)
  • Igo (Shasta County, 96047)
  • Ono (Shasta County, 96047)

Updated 9/28/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires beginning on August 14, 2020 and continuing.

California Wildfires (DR-4558)

Updated 9/28/20: California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an emergency declaration in response to wildfire activity that has destroyed homes and prompted the evacuations of thousands of residents.

Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Napa, Sonoma and Shasta Counties, Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Bolster Response to Fires Across State

Associated County ZIP Code List (three counties)

Updated 9/17/20: HUD announced federal disaster assistance for the State of Oregon to provide support to homeowners and low-income renters displaced from their homes in areas affected by wildfires and straight-line winds.

HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for Victims of Oregon Wildfires

Updated 9/16/20: Freddie Mac issued a release reminding mortgage servicers of its disaster relief policies for homeowners amid Hurricane Sally and the ongoing wildfires threatening California and the Western states.

Freddie Mac Confirms Disaster Relief Options for Homeowners Affected by Hurricane Sally and the Ongoing Wildfires

Updated 9/16/20: Fannie Mae issued a release reminding those impacted by Hurricane Sally and the West Coast Wildfires of disaster relief options.

Fannie Mae Reminds Homeowners and Mortgage Servicers of Assistance Options for Those Affected by Hurricane Sally and the West Coast Wildfires

Updated 9/15/20: FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in Oregon affected by wildfires and straight-line winds beginning on September 7, 2020 and continuing.

Oregon Wildfires and Straight-Line Winds (DR-4562)

Updated 9/13/20:
FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires beginning on August 14, 2020 and continuing.

California Wildfires (DR-4558 Amendment 4)

Updated 9/11/20: Click the link below to access a summary of approximate active wildfire events that have reportedly caused structural damage.

Safeguard Properties Western U.S. Wildfire Reference Guide (9/11/20)

Updated 9/10/20: FEMA issued an Emergency Declaration for areas in Oregon affected by wildfires beginning on September 8, 2020 and continuing.

Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542)
Associated County ZIP Code List (11 Counties)

Updated 9/10/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires beginning on August 14, 2020 and continuing.

California Wildfires (DR-4558)

Updated 9/10/20: The Weather Channel issued an update on historic wildfire activity impacting the Western U.S.

‘I’ll Never Go Back’: Western Wildfires Quotes and Key Numbers

Additional Resources:

Oregon Governor Kate Brown:
Executive Order 20-41: Invocation of Emergency Conflagration Act Statewide in Light of Extreme Fire Danger from Hot, Dry, Windy Conditions

Associated County ZIP Code List (Statwide)

Safeguard Properties Western U.S. Wildfire Reference Guide (9/10/20)

Updated 9/9/20: CNN published a report outlining an explosion of wildfire activity in the Western U.S. that has reportedly destroyed thousands of homes.

Wildfires Rage in California, Oregon and Washington

Additional Resources:

Oregon Governor Kate Brown
Governor Kate Brown Invokes the Emergency Conflagration Act in Response to Almeda Fire
Governor Kate Brown Invokes the Emergency Conflagration Act in Response to Beachie Creek, Lionshead, and Holiday Farm Fire

Approximate events reportedly responsible for structural damage:

California
Slater Fire (40,000 acres; 0% containment)

  • September 8 – Present
  • Siskiyou County
    *Happy Camp (96039)
  • Houses damaged (total number unconfirmed)

Media: https://ktvl.com/news/local/slater-fire-happy-camp-burns-at-22000-acres-evacuation-order-in-place

Idaho
Sunnyside Complex Fire (1,631 acres; total containment unknown)
*
Also called Clover Fire

  • Clearwater County
  • 13 houses/31 outbuildings destroyed

Media: https://lmtribune.com/northwest/clover-fire-near-orofino-claims-more-than-a-dozen-homes/article_977b1c8a-457a-5fe6-8954-ba22027080a2.html

Montana
Bobcat Fire (30,000 acres; 50% containment)

  • September 2 – Present
  • Musselshell County
  • 10 houses/13 outbuildings destroyed

Media: https://www.ktvq.com/news/local-news/bobcat-fire-claims-23-homes-burns-more-than-30k-acres-near-roundup

Bridger Foothills Fire (7,138 acres; total containment unknown)

  • Gallatin County
  • 28 houses destroyed

Media: https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/28-homes-lost-in-bridger-foothills-fire/article_c4837569-c54b-55f6-b438-c37963d3c30e.html

Oregon
Almeda Fire (3,000 acres; 0% containment)
*Also called Glendower Fire

  • September 8 – Present
  • Jackson County
    *Talent (97540), Phoenix (97535), Ashland (97520), Medford (97501, 97502, 97504)
  • Houses and other structures damaged and destroyed (total number unconfirmed)

Media: https://abc13.com/oregon-governor-issues-emergency-declaration-over-wildfires/6415274/

Beachie Creek/Lionshead Complex Fire (107,175 acres; 0% containment)
*Also called Santium Fire

  • August 16 – Present
  • Marion, Clackamas, Linn and Jefferson Counties
    *Mill City (Linn/Marion Counties, 97360), Gates (Marion County, 97346) and Lyons (Linn County, 97358) reportedly engulfed
  • Houses and other structures damaged and destroyed (total number unconfirmed)

Media: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/08/us/oregon-wildfire-beachie-creek-fire-fleeing-trnd/index.html

Holiday Farm Fire (32,000 acres; 0% containment)

  • September 7 – Present
  • Lane County
    *Blue River (97413) reportedly engulfed
  • Houses and other structures damaged and destroyed (total number unconfirmed)

Media: https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2020/09/07/oregon-wildfires-lionshead-beachie-creek-fire-mount-jefferson-wilderness-opal-creek-jawbone-flats/5737812002/

Washington
Babbs-Malden Fire (8,943 acres; 0% containment)

  • September 8 – Present
  • Whitman County
    *Majority of structures reportedly destroyed in Malden (99149); several buildings destroyed in Pine City (99170)
  • 91 houses/8 commercial properties destroyed; 3 houses damaged

Media: https://www.kxly.com/three-fires-burning-a-collective-15-square-miles-in-whitman-county/

Bordeaux Road Fire (50 acres; 0% containment)

  • September 8 – Present
  • Thurston County
    *Littlerock (98512, 98516)
  • 5 houses/2 outbuildings destroyed

Media: https://www.q13fox.com/news/evacuations-ordered-in-parts-of-pierce-thurston-counties-as-wildfires-destroy-homes

Cold Spring Canyon Fire (323,000 acres; 10% containment)

  • September 6 – Present
  • Okanogan and Douglas Counties
    *Houses destroyed in Bridgeport (98813)
  • 15 houses destroyed; structures damaged (total number unconfirmed)

Media: https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/wildfire/pearl-hill-fire-stories-from-the-path-of-a-giant-blaze/article_340ed178-f280-11ea-8c72-e708b28d9941.html

Graham Fire (100 acres; containment unknown)

  • September 8 – Present
  • Pierce County
    *Graham (98338)
  • 8 houses/10 outbuildings destroyed (5 houses reportedly located in 15400 block of 240th Street East)

Media: https://www.q13fox.com/news/evacuations-ordered-in-parts-of-pierce-thurston-counties-as-wildfires-destroy-homes

Sumner Grade Fire (800 acres; 20% containment)

  • September 7 – Present
  • Pierce County
    *Bonney Lake (98391)
  • 4 houses destroyed

Media: https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/wildfire/live-updates-fires-spread-across-puget-sound-including-washington-seattle-sumner-puyallup-graham/281-33fcb72f-4223-4cf4-bc9f-fba6e2a31d1c

Updated 9/7/20: Newsweek issued a report covering new wildfire activity in Southern California that has burned thousands of acres and destroyed homes in at least three counties.

California Fire Map, Updates for Creek Fire, Valley Fire as State of Emergency Declared

Additional Resource:

California Governor Gavin Newsom (Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties Due to Fire)

Associated County ZIP Code List

Event Overview:

Creek Fire (143,929 acres; 0% containment)

  • September 4 – Present
  • Fresno County
    *Camp Sierra Road and Reddin Road, Northeast of Shaver Lake
  • Homes damaged and destroyed (total number unconfirmed)

Media: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/06/creek-fire-california-sierra-national-forest-what-we-know/5734601002/

 El Dorado Fire (10,574 acres; 16% containment)

  • September 5 – Present
  • San Bernardino County
    *Oak Glen Road and Potato Canyon Road, West of Oak Glen
  • Houses destroyed (total number unconfirmed)

Media: https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/09/07/homes-destroyed-evacuations-remain-for-el-dorado-fire-sparked-by-pyrotechnic-device/

Valley Fire (17,345 acres; 3% containment)

  • September 5 – Present
  • San Diego County
    *Japatul Road and Carvacre Road, Southeast of Alpine
  • Houses damaged and destroyed (total number unconfirmed)

Media: https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/valley-fire-scorches-thousands-of-acres-as-state-of-emergency-declared

Updated 9/2/20: The Yakima Herald published an article detailing the Evans Canyon Fire, which has destroyed five homes in Yakima County, Wash.

Evans Canyon Fire destroys five homes, now estimated to be 52,000 acres

Active events reportedly responsible for structural damage:

California
SCU Lightning Complex Fire (391,158, acres; 78% containment)

  • August 18 – Present
  • Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus Counties
  • 105 structures destroyed; 17 structures damaged

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter

  • Clayton (Contra Costa County, 94517)
  • Diablo Grande (Stanislaus County, 95363)
  • Lotta Creek (Stanislaus County, 95363)
  • Fremont (Alameda County, 94536, 94537, 94538, 94539, 94555)
  • Hollister (San Benito County, 95023, 95024)
  • Livermore (Alameda County, 94550, 94551)
  • Milpitas (Santa Clara, 95035, 95036)
  • Morgan Hill (Santa Clara County, 95037, 95038)
  • Mount Hamilton (Santa Clara County, 95140)
  • Newman (Stanislaus County, 95360)
  • Patterson (Stanislaus County, 95363)
  • San Jose (Santa Clara County, 95127, 95132, 95140)
    *Affected ZIP codes only
  • Sunol (Alameda County, 94586)
  • Westley (Stanislaus County, 95387)

LNU Lightning Complex Fire (375,209, acres; 81% containment)

  • August 17 – Present
  • Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Yolo, Solano Counties
  • 1,490 structures destroyed; 232 structures damaged

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Aetna Springs (Napa County, 94567)
  • Atlas (Napa County, 94558)
  • Brooks (Yolo County, 95606)
  • Bucktown (Solano County, 95688)
  • Capay (Yolo County, 95607)
  • Cazadero (Sonoma County, 95421)Circle Oaks (Napa County, 94558)
  • Clearlake Oaks (Yolo County, 95423)
  • Dorr Place (Sonoma County, 95448)
  • Fairfield (Solano County, 94533, 94534, 94535)
  • Geyersvile (Sonoma County, 95441)
  • Guerneville (Sonoma County, 95446)
  • Guinda (Yolo County, 95637)
  • Healdsburg (Sonoma County, 95448)
  • Jenner (Sonoma County, 95450)
  • Johnson Spring (Napa County, 94574)
  • Knoxville (Napa County, 94558)
  • Lower Lake (Lake County, 95457)
  • Middletown (Lake County, 95461)
  • Napa (Napa County, 94558, 94559, 94581)
  • Pope Valley (Napa County, 94567)
  • Rumsey (Yolo County, 95679)
  • Russian River/Monte Rio (Sonoma County, 95462)
  • St. Helena (Napa County, 94574)
  • Suisun City (Solano County, 94534, 94585)
  • Vacaville (Solano County, 95687, 95688, 95696)
  • Venado (Sonoma County, 95448)
  • Walter Springs (Napa County, 94567)
  • Winters (Yolo County, 95694)

CZU August Lightning Complex Fire (85,746 acres; 48% containment)

  • August 17 – Present
  • Santa Cruz, San Mateo Counties
  • 1,490 structures destroyed; 140 structures damaged

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Ben Lomond (Santa Cruz County, 95005)
  • Bonny Doon (Santa Cruz County, 95060)
  • Boulder Creek/Bracken Brae (Santa Cruz County, 95006)
  • Davenport (Santa Cruz County, 95017)
  • Dearborn Park (San Mateo County, 94060)
  • Felton (Santa Cruz County, 95018)
  • La Honda ( San Mateo County, 94020)
  • Loma Mar (San Mateo County, 94021)
  • Pescadero (San Mateo County, 94060)
  • Redwood Grove (Santa Cruz County, 95006)
  • Rices Junction (Santa Cruz County, 95006)
  • Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz County, 95060, 95061, 95062, 95063, 95064, 95065, 95066, 95067)
  • Scotts Valley (Santa Cruz County, 95066)
  • Swanton (Santa Cruz County, 95017)

North Complex Fire (62,904 acres; 38% containment)

  • August 18 – Present
  • Lassen, Plumas Counties
  • 23 structures destroyed; 1 structure damaged

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • East Quincy/Quincy (Plumas County, 95971)
  • Greenville (Plumas County, 95947)
  • Greenhorn (Plumas County, 95971)
  • Massack (Plumas County, 95971)
  • Meadow Valley (Plumas County, 95956)
  • Spring Garden (Plumas County, 95971)
  • Susanville (Lassen County, 96127, 96130)

Butte/Tehama/Glenn Complex Fire (63,481 acres; 50% containment)

  • August 18 – Present
  • Lassen, Plumas Counties
  • 14 structures destroyed; 1 structure damaged

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Alder Springs (Glenn County, 95939)
  • Bollinger Place (Tehama County, 95428)
  • Chrome (Glenn County, 95963)
  • Copper City (Glenn County, 95939)
  • Covelo (Mendocino County, 95428)
  • Elk Creek (Glenn County, 95939)
  • Fiddlers Green (Glenn County, 96134)
  • Houghton Place (Tehama County, 96074)
  • Orland (Glenn County, 95963)
  • Paskenta (Tehama County, 96074)
  • Potter Valley (Mendocino County, 95469)
  • Red Bluff (Tehama County, 96080)
  • Willows (Glenn County, 95988)

Washington
Evans Canyon Fire (52,000 acres; 0% containment)

  • September 2 – Present
  • Yakima/Kittitas Counties
    *Wenas Valley
  • 5 houses destroyed

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Ellensburg, (Kittitas County, 98926, 98950)
  • Naches (Yakima Counyt, 98937)
  • Selah (Yakima County, 98942)
  • Wenas (Yakima County, 98942)

Updated 8/31/20: USA Today published a report offering an update on efforts to contain extreme wildfire activity in Northern California.

California fire crews, aided by cooler weather, report ‘great progress’ against LNU, SCU lightning complex fires

Complex Fire Overview

SCU Lightning Complex Fire (390,157, acres; 70% containment)

  • August 18 – Present
  • Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus Counties
  • 120 structures destroyed; 18 structures damaged

LNU Lightning Complex Fire (352,913, acres; 69% containment)

  • August 17 – Present
  • Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Yolo, Solano Counties
  • 1,288 structures destroyed; 202 structures damaged

CZU August Lightning Complex Fire (85,218 acres; 43% containment)

  • August 17 – Present
  • Santa Cruz, San Mateo Counties
  • 330 structures destroyed; 32 structures damaged

North Complex Fire (62,904 acres; 38% containment)

  • August 18 – Present
  • Lassen, Plumas Counties
  • 23 structures destroyed; 1 structure damaged

Butte/Tehama/Glenn Complex Fire (62,056 acres; 50% containment)

  • August 18 – Present
  • Lassen, Plumas Counties
  • 13 structures destroyed; 1 structure damaged

Updated 8/26/20: Freddie Mac issued a release reminding mortgage servicers of its disaster relief policies for homeowners as Hurricane Laura makes landfall and amid wildfires threatening parts of California.

Freddie Mac Confirms Disaster Relief Policies As Hurricane Laura Approaches; Amid California Wildfires

Updated 8/26/20: Fannie Mae issued a release reminding those impacted by Hurricane Laura and the California Wildfires of available mortgage assistance and disaster relief options.

Fannie Mae Reminds Residents and Mortgage Servicers of Assistance Options for Borrowers Affected by Hurricane Laura and the California Wildfires

Updated 8/25/20: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will deliver federal disaster assistance to the State of California and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes in areas affected by wildfires.

HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for California Wildfire Victims

Updated 8/25/20: The Weather Channel issued a report offering the latest updates on several complex fire events that have burned more than 800,000 acres in Northern California.

California Firefighters Make Progress on Massive Wildfires, But Fires’ Destructive Toll Grows

Complex Fire Overview:

SCU Lightning Complex Fire (363,772, acres; 15% containment)

  • August 18 – Present
  • Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus Counties
  • 18 structures destroyed; 6 structures damaged

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Clayton (Contra Costa County, 94517)
  • Diablo Grande (Stanislaus County, 95363)
  • Freemont (Alameda County, 94526, 94537, 94538, 94539, 94555)
  • Livermore (Alameda County, 94550, 94551)
  • Milpitas (Santa Clara, 95035, 95036)
  • Morgan Hill (Santa Clara County, 95037, 95038)
  • Mount Hamilton (Santa Clara County, 95140)
  • Newman (Stanislaus County, 95360)
  • Patterson (Stanislaus County, 95363)
  • San Jose (Santa Clara County, 95127, 95140)
    *Affected ZIP codes only
  • Westley (Stanislaus County, 95387)

LNU Lightning Complex Fire (352,913, acres; 27% containment)

  • August 17 – Present
  • Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Yolo, Solano Counties
  • 937 structures destroyed; 251 structures damaged

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Aetna Springs (Napa County, 94567)
  • Atlas (Napa County, 94558)
  • Brooks (Yolo County, 95606)
  • Bucktown (Solano County, 95688)
  • Capay (Yolo County, 95607)
  • Cazadero (Sonoma County, 95421)
  • Circle Oaks (Napa County, 94558)
  • Dorr Place (Sonoma County, 95448)
  • Fairfield (Solano County, 94533, 94534, 94535)
  • Geyersvile (Sonoma County, 95441)
  • Guerneville (Sonoma County, 95446)
  • Guinda (Yolo County, 95637)
  • Healdsburg (Sonoma County, 95448)
  • Jenner (Sonoma County, 95450)
  • Knoxville (Napa County, 94558)
  • Napa (Napa County, 94558, 94559, 94581)
  • Pope Valley (Napa County, 94567)
  • Rumsey (Yolo County, 95679)
  • Russian River/Monte Rio (Sonoma County, 95462)
  • St. Helena (Napa County, 94574)
  • Suisun City (Solano County, 94534, 94585)
  • Vacaville (Solano County, 95687, 95688, 95696)
  • Venado (Sonoma County, 95448)
  • Walter Springs (Napa County, 94567)
  • Winters (Yolo County, 95694)

CZU August Lightning Complex Fire (78,869 acres; 17% containment)

  • August 17 – Present
  • Santa Cruz, San Mateo Counties
  • 330 structures destroyed; 32 structures damaged

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • Ben Lomond (Santa Cruz County, 95005)
  • Bonny Doon (Santa Cruz County, 95060)
  • Boulder Creek/Bracken Brae (Santa Cruz County, 95006)
  • Davenport (Santa Cruz County, 95017)
  • Dearborn Park (San Mateo County, 94060)
  • Felton (Santa Cruz County, 95018)
  • La Honda ( San Mateo County, 94020)
  • Loma Mar (San Mateo County, 94021)
  • Pescadero (San Mateo County, 94060)
  • Redwood Grove (Santa Cruz County, 95006)
  • Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz County, 95060, 95061, 95062, 95063, 95064, 95065, 95066, 95067)
  • Scotts Valley (Santa Cruz County, 95066)
  • Swanton (Santa Cruz County, 95017)

North Complex Fire (25,574 acres; 1% containment)

  • August 18 – Present
  • Lassen, Plumas Counties
  • 23 structures destroyed; 1 structure damaged

Approximate locations at least partially contained in event perimeter:

  • East Quincy/Quincy (Plumas County, 95971)
  • Greenville (Plumas County, 95947)
  • Massack (Plumas County, 95971)
  • Meadow Valley (Plumas County, 95956)
  • Spring Garden (Plumas County, 95971)
  • Susanville (Lassen County, 96127, 96130)

Updated 8/24/20: FEMA issued an update to a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires beginning on August 14, 2020 and continuing.

California Wildfires (DR-4558)

Updated 8/24/20: The Weather Channel published a report offering the latest updates on major wildfire activity that has burned more than 1.4 million acres in California.

California Complex Fire Update

Updated 8/22/20: FEMA issued a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for areas in California affected by wildfires beginning on August 14, 2020 and continuing.

California Wildfires (DR-4558)

Updated 8/20/20: The Weather Channel issued a report outlining wildfire activity in California that has combined to form events known as complex fires. Two such fires have damaged and destroyed more than 100 structures in impacted areas.

More Evacuations Planned as California Wildfires Spread

LNU Lightning Complex Fire (124,100 acres; 0% containment)

  • August 17 – Present
  • Napa, Sonoma, Lake, Yolo, Solano Counties
  • 105 structures destroyed; 70 structures damaged

Media: https://www.kcra.com/article/wildfire-prompts-evacuation-orders-solano-county/33643636

Reported locations containing structural damage:

– Vacaville (Solano County, 95687, 95688, 95696)
– Cherry Glen Road
– English Hills Road
– Estate Drive
– Foothill Drive
– Pleasants Valley Road
– Peaceful Glen Road
– Skyhawk Lane

Winters (Yolo County, 95694)
Putah Creek Road

Approximate locations contained in fire perimeter:

– Aetna Springs (Napa County, 94567)
– Bucktown (Solano County, 95688)
– Fairfield (Solano County, 94533, 94534, 94535)
– Guinda (Yolo County, 95637)
– Knoxville (Napa County, 94558)
– Napa (Napa County, 94558, 94559, 94581)
– Pope Valley (Napa County, 94567)
– Rumsey (Yolo County, 95679)
– St. Helena (Napa County, 94574)
– Vacaville (Solano County, 95687, 95688, 95696)
– Walter Springs (Napa County, 94567)
– Winters (Yolo County, 95694)

CZU August Lightning Complex Fire (40,000 acres; 0% containment)

  • August 17 – Present
  • Santa Cruz, San Mateo Counties
  • 20 structures destroyed

Media: https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2020/08/19/fire-in-santa-cruz-mountains-grows-burns-25000-acres-thick-smoke-prevents-aerial-attack/

Reported locations containing structural damage:

– Bonny Doon (Santa Cruz County, 95060, 95061, 95062, 95063, 95064, 95065, 95066, 95067)

Approximate locations contained in fire perimeter:

– Bonny Doon (Santa Cruz County, 95060)
– Boulder Creek/Bracken Brae (Santa Cruz County, 95006)
– Davenport (Santa Cruz County, 95017)
– Pescadero (San Mateo County, 94060)
– Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz County, 95060)
– Swanton (Santa Cruz County, 95017)

Updated 8/19/20: The Weather Channel issued a report outlining wildfire activity in California that has destroyed multiple structures while burning more than 22 square miles of vegetation.

Tens of Thousands Ordered to Evacuate as California Wildfires Spread

Locations reported as containing destroyed homes:

Vacaville:
– English Hills Road
– Foothill Drive
– Pleasants Valley Road
– Peaceful Glen Road

Winters:
– Putah Creek Road

Additional locations within the fire perimeter include:

– Napa/Knoxville (Napa County, 94558)
– Pope Valley (Napa County, 94567)
– St. Helena (Napa County, 94574)

Approximate active events responsible for structural damage:

California
Apple Fire (5,513 acres; 100% containment)

  • August 1 – Present
  • Cherry Valley (Riverside County, 92223)/Morongo Valley (San Bernardino County, 92256)
  • 4 houses, 8 outbuildings destroyed; 4 houses, 2 outbuildings damaged

Media: https://www.pe.com/2020/08/17/crews-continue-work-on-apple-fire-as-full-containment-nears/

Carmel Fire (500 acres; 0% containment)

  • August 18 – Present
  • Carmel Valley (Monterey County, 93924)
  • 3 structures destroyed

Media: https://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/2020/08/18/evacuations-ordered-after-2nd-fire-river-fire-breaks-out-carmel-valley-monterey-county-california/3394249001/

Jones Fire (675 acres; 5% containment)

  • August 17 – Present
  • Jones Bar Road/Northwest of Nevada City (Nevada County, 95959)
  • 4-6 houses destroyed

Media: https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/fires/article245077940.html

Lake Fire (21,115 acres; 38% containment)

  • August 12 – Present
  • Lake Hughes (Los Angeles County, 93532)
  • 12 houses, 21 outbuildings destroyed
    *3 houses reportedly destroyed in 2000 block of Pine Canyon Road

Media: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/08/16/lake-fire-southern-california-angeles-national-forest/5596241002/

LNU Lightning Complex Fire (32,025 acres; 0% containment)

  • August 18 – Present
  • Napa/Solano/Sonoma counties
  • Houses destroyed (exact number unknown)
    *Vacaville (Solano County, 95688)/Winters (Napa County, 95694)

Media: https://www.abc10.com/article/news/local/wildfire/lnu-lightning-complex-fire-maps-road-closures-evacuations/103-cdecb784-6dde-4cc8-ac2f-1dcdd67814ea

Loyalton Fire (46,386 acres; 35% containment)

  • August 14 – Present
  • Mount Ina Coolbrith/East of Loyalton (Sierra County, 96118)
    *Perimeter expanding into Chilcoot-Vinton (Plumas County, 96105)
  • 5 structures destroyed; 6 structures damaged

Media: https://www.plumasnews.com/aug-19-progress-made-on-loyalton-fire/

River Fire (10,672 acres; 7% containment)

  • August 16 – Present
  • Pine Canyon and River Road/East of Salinas (Monterey County, 93908)
  • 8 houses destroyed

Media: https://www.ksbw.com/article/river-fire-august-19-fire-grows-to-10672-acres-as-evacuations-expand/33644952

Oregon
Mosier Creek Fire (10,672 acres; 7% containment)

  • August 12 – Present
  •  Columbia River Gorge/Mosier Creek area (Wasco County, 97040)
  • 11 houses, 20 outbuildings destroyed; 1 outbuilding damaged

Media: https://komonews.com/news/local/crews-make-progress-on-columbia-river-gorge-fire

Washington
Badger Lake Fire (200 acres; 55% containment)

  • August 16 – Present
  • Badger Lake Community/Southwest of Cheney (Spokane County, 99004)
  • 3 outbuildings destroyed

Media: https://www.khq.com/news/badger-lake-williams-lake-fires-at-40-containment/article_405c4e36-e026-11ea-a307-372491b360a2.html

North Brownstone Fire (2,000 acres; 0% containment)

  • August 16 – Present
  • Yakama Nation Reservation/Southwest of Yakima (Yakima County, 98952)
  • 1 house destroyed

Media: https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/hot-dry-weather-a-factor-in-brutal-weekend-for-washington-wildfires/281-57b45db6-bcd7-444d-ab17-5f57013b1dca

Updated 8/18/20:
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide emergency declaration in response to ongoing wildfire activity.

Governor Newsom Declares Statewide Emergency Due to Fires, Extreme Weather Conditions

Associated County ZIP Code List (Statewide)

Updated 8/18/20: ABC News published a report offering the latest on an outbreak of wildfire activity that has damaged and destroyed homes in the Western U.S.

More Wildfires Explode in the West as Historic Heat Continues

Additional Resource:

CNN (Record-Breaking Heat is Fueling Nearly 30 Wildfires Burning Across California)

Updated 8/17/20: CNN published a report providing updates on an outbreak of wildfire activity impacting several Western states.

Wildfires Have Scorched About 100,000 Acres in 3 States. The Weather Could Make Things Worse

Additional Resources:

The Californian (UPDATE: River Fire Grows to 2,800 Acres, Structures Damaged)
KGW NBC 8 (Mosier Creek Fire 45% Contained at 985 Acres)

Updated 8/13/20: The Weather Channel published a report detailing the newly formed Lake Fire, which has burned homes in Southern California.

‘Explosive’ Southern California Wildfire Destroys Structures, Prompts Evacuations

Approximate location containing structural damage:

California
– Lake Hughes (Los Angeles County, 93532)

Updated 8/13/20: As major wildfire activity continues across the Western U.S., please see below for an updated approximate listing of events that have been responsible for structural damage (according to media outlets) since the outbreak began in June.

California
Apple Fire (33,424 acres; 60% containment)
August 1 – Present

  • Cherry Valley (Riverside County, 92223)/Morongo Valley (San Bernardino County, 92256)
  • 4 houses, 8 outbuildings destroyed; 4 houses, 2 outbuildings damaged

Media: https://weather.com/news/news/2020-08-03-southern-california-wildfire-apple-fire-riverside-san-bernardino-evacuations 

Coyote Fire (1,508 acres; 100% containment)
July 15-18

  • West of Panoche – Panoche Road (San Benito County, 95043)
  • 1 house/barn/5 outbuildings destroyed

Media: https://benitolink.com/coyote-fire-continues-burning-near-panoche-valley/

Crews Fire (5,513 acres; 100% containment)

July 5-13

  • Gilroy (Santa Clara County, 95020, 95021)
    *Crews Road and Oak Spring Circle (North of Gilroy)
  • 3 structures destroyed

Media: https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/crews-fully-contain-park-fire-in-morgan-hill-343-acres-burned/

Lake Fire (10,000 acres; 0% containment)
August 12 – Present

  • Lake Hughes (Los Angeles County, 93532)
    *Lake Huges Road and Prospect Road
  • 3 houses destroyed (2000 block of Pine Canyon Road)

Media: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/california-wildfires/california-wildfiire-lake-hughes-brush-lake-fire/2411991

Mineral Fire (29,667 acres; 100% containment)
July 13-26

  • Mineral Spring Rd./Highway 198 – West of Coalinga (Fresno County, 93210)
  • 7 structures destroyed

Media: https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/crews-fully-contain-park-fire-in-morgan-hill-343-acres-burned/

Niland Fire (total acreage unknown; 100% containment)
June 28-29

  • Niland (Imperial County, 92257)
    *Impacted homes located across Highway 111
  • Approximately 37 homes destroyed

Media: https://www.thedesertreview.com/news/niland-picks-up-the-pieces/article_ff53d0ae-bd56-11ea-9de0-53a0bffa9898.html

Park Fire (343 acres; 100% containment)
July 4-6

  • Morgan Hill/Anderson Lake Area (Santa Clara County, 95037, 95038)
    *East Dunne Avenue and Finley Ridge Road (East of Morgan Hill)
  • Several outbuildings damaged (total number unknown)

Media: https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/crews-fully-contain-park-fire-in-morgan-hill-343-acres-burned/

Power Fire (108 acres; 100% containment)
July 11-15

  • Kerckhoff Lake/Madera Foothills Area (Madera County, 93602)
    *Road 222 and Road 235 (South of North Fork, 93643)
  • 1 home/outbuilding destroyed

CAL Fire: https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/7/11/power-fire/

Nevada
Numbers Fire (18,380 acres; 100% containment)
July 6-14

  • Gardnerville Area (Douglas County, 89410)
  • 3 homes/40 outbuildings destroyed

Media: https://mynews4.com/news/local/agencies-respond-to-multiple-fires-along-us-395-south-of-gardnerville

Poeville Fire (3,010 acres; 100%)
June 26 – ?

  • Northwest Reno (Washoe County, 89506)
  • 1 home/10 structures destroyed

Media: https://www.kolotv.com/2020/06/27/crews-on-scene-of-half-acre-peavine-fire/

Oregon
Wickiup Road Fire (101 acres; 80% containment)
July 24 – Present

  • Southeast of Prineville (Crook County, 97754)
  • 1 cabin/mobile home destroyed

Media: https://www.mycentraloregon.com/2020/07/28/wickiup-road-fire-update-july-27-800-a-m/

Utah
6400 Fire (255 acres; 100% containment)
August 10-11

  • Fruitland (Duchesne County, 84027)
    *Highway 40 (Across from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
  • 1 home destroyed; 2 homes damaged

Media: https://www.ksl.com/article/50005231/wildfire-updates-6400-fire-near-fruitland-100-contained

Big Summit Fire (8,461 acres; 100% containment)
July 13-22

  • Started near Panaca, NV (Lincoln County, 89042); spread across state line into Utah, near Hamlin Valley (Iron County, 84753)
  • 1 cabin destroyed (Hamlin Valley)

Media: https://www.ksl.com/article/50000379/wildfire-updates-firefighters-gain-100-containment-on-3-more-fires

Canal Fire (78,065 acres; 100% containment)
June 26 – ?

  • Leamington (Millard County, 84638)
  • Fool Creek (Millard County, 84640)
  • 2 homes destroyed; 2 homes/30 structures damaged

Media: https://mynews4.com/news/local/agencies-respond-to-multiple-fires-along-us-395-south-of-gardnerville

Knolls Fire (12,979 acres; 100% containment)
June 28 – July 4

  • Saratoga Springs (Utah County, 84005, 84043, 84045)
  • 1 home destroyed/12 damaged

Media: https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/07/04/crews-fully-contain/

Traverse Fire (500 acres; 100% containment)
June 27 – 29

  • Lehi (Utah County, 84005, 84043, 84045)
  • Minor home damage (total number unknown)

Media: https://kutv.com/news/local/at-least-40-lehi-and-draper-residents-evacuated-by-traverse-mountain-fire

Lund Fire (837 acres; 100% containment)
July 4

  • East of Beryl (Iron County, 84714)
  • 1 structure destroyed

Media: https://kutv.com/news/local/at-least-40-lehi-and-draper-residents-evacuated-by-traverse-mountain-fire

Turkey Farm Road Fire (11,993 acres; 100% containment)
July 13-20

  • 3 miles west of Washington City (Washington County, 84780)
  • 1 outbuilding destroyed

Media: https://www.abc4.com/news/southern-utah/turkey-farm-road-fire-reaches-nearly-12000-acres-no-evacuations-in-place/

Veyo West Fire (2,618 acres; 100% containment)
July 13-23

  • 1 mile west of Veyo (Washington County, 84782)
  • 1 home/6 outbuildings destroyed

Media: https://www.abc4.com/news/southern-utah/turkey-farm-road-fire-reaches-nearly-12000-acres-no-evacuations-in-place/

Updated 7/16/20: KSBW 8 published a report detailing the Coyote Fire, which ignited in San Benito County and has destroyed several buildings near Panoche.

Fire Burning Near Panoche in San Benito County Destroys Several Buildings

Updated 7/14/20: The Salt Lake Tribune issued a report offering the latest updates on the Veyo Fire, which has damaged at least one home in Washington County, Utah.

Wildfire in Washington County Expands to Nearly 4,000 Acres; Some Evacuation Orders Lifted

Updated 7/13/20: ABC 30 Action News issued a report detailing a new wildfire located in the foothills of Madera County, Calif. The blaze has so far burned two structures.

6 Firefighters Injured Battling Power Fire in Madera Co., Blaze 60% Contained

Updated 7/9/20: KOLO ABC 8 published a report providing updates on the Numbers Fire, which has destroyed homes in Douglas County, Nev., since igniting on July 6, 2020.

Numbers Fire Now 17,318 Acres, 20% Contained

Updated 7/6/20: Continued wildfire activity in the Western U.S. has produced new events that have been responsible for home damage in California and Nevada.

Sources:
KPIX CBS 5 (Evacuations Continue as Hundreds Battle 2 Wildfires Outside Gilroy, Morgan Hill)

CBS 5 News Now Las Vegas (Brown fire causes evacuation in Lund; Monarch fire still growing)

ABC 7 San Francisco (Crews Fire burns 2,000 acres near Gilroy, 20% percent contained)

Additional Resource:

CAL Fire Active Incident Map

Updated 7/2/20: ABC News published a report offering updates on continued wildfire activity that has directly impacted multiple Western states.

Heat wave expands across the country, flash flooding and wildfire danger continues

Additional Resource:

AZ Central (Arizona wildfires: Bighorn Fire at 118,000 acres, 54% containment as others wrap up)

Previous Arizona wildfire reporting


Disaster Alert

June 30, 2020

Source: The Weather Channel

Additional Resources:

California Media Coverage (Niland Fire)
The Press Democrat
The Weather Channel

Nevada Media Coverage (Poeville Fire)
KOLO ABC 8
Reno Gazette Journal

Utah Media Coverage
KSL.com
ABC4.com
ABC4.com (Knolls Fire)
FOX 13 Salt Lake City (Traverse Mountain Fire)
FOX 13 Salt Lake City (Canal Fire)

NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.

At a Glance

  • Much of Utah was under a red flag warning.
  • Winds up to 50 mph pushed the Knolls Fire toward Saratoga Springs.
  • One home was destroyed and 12 were damaged, city officials said.
  • Several other wildfires were burning in the state, and in neighboring states.

More than 13,000 residents were forced from their homes after a fast-moving fire broke out south of Saratoga Springs, Utah.

Meanwhile, fires also led to evacuations in Colorado, Nevada and Arizona on Monday.

A volatile combination of strong winds, low humidity and an expanding drought is in play over the central and southern Rockies, High Plains and Great Basin, according to weather.com senior meteorologist Jonathan Erdman.

Utah

The so-called Knolls Fire near Saratoga Springs began soon after 1 p.m. MDT Sunday in an area known as the Knolls on the western shore of Utah Lake. Gusty winds quickly drove the fire north, KSTU-TV reported.

Some gusts reached 50 mph, according to KUTV, and fire officials had to call off air operations because of the wind.

Officials ordered the residents of 3,100 homes to evacuate. The 13,000 residents make up about one-third of Saratoga Springs’ population. They were given the all-clear at 12:30 p.m. MDT Monday to return home, city officials said.

The fire quickly consumed more than 15.6 square miles and was 25% contained Monday afternoon, according to Utah Fire Info.

Saratoga Springs officials said 12 homes were damaged and one outside the city limits was destroyed. Damage occurred at nine properties and a shed was lost. Eighteen fences burned.

For full report, please click the source link above.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Alan Jaffa

Alan Jaffa is the chief executive officer for Safeguard, steering the company as the mortgage field services industry leader. He also serves on the board of advisors for SCG Partners, a middle-market private equity fund focused on diversifying and expanding Safeguard Properties’ business model into complimentary markets.

Alan joined Safeguard in 1995, learning the business from the ground up. He was promoted to chief operating officer in 2002, and was named CEO in May 2010. His hands-on experience has given him unique insights as a leader to innovate, improve and strengthen Safeguard’s processes to assure that the company adheres to the highest standards of quality and customer service.

Under Alan’s leadership, Safeguard has grown significantly with strategies that have included new and expanded services, technology investments that deliver higher quality and greater efficiency to clients, and strategic acquisitions. He takes a team approach to process improvement, involving staff at all levels of the organization to address issues, brainstorm solutions, and identify new and better ways to serve clients.

In 2008, Alan was recognized by Crain’s Cleveland Business in its annual “40-Under-40” profile of young leaders. He also was named a NEO Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® finalist in 2013.

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Chief Operating Officer

Michael Greenbaum

Michael Greenbaum is the chief operating officer for Safeguard. Mike has been instrumental in aligning operations to become more efficient, effective, and compliant with our ever-changing industry requirements. Mike has a proven track record of excellence, partnership and collaboration at Safeguard. Under Mike’s leadership, all operational departments of Safeguard have reviewed, updated and enhanced their business processes to maximize efficiency and improve quality control.

Mike joined Safeguard in July 2010 as vice president of REO and has continued to take on additional duties and responsibilities within the organization, including the role of vice president of operations in 2013 and then COO in 2015.

Mike built his business career in supply-chain management, operations, finance and marketing. He has held senior management and executive positions with Erico, a manufacturing company in Solon, Ohio; Accel, Inc., a packaging company in Lewis Center, Ohio; and McMaster-Carr, an industrial supply company in Aurora, Ohio.

Before entering the business world, Mike served in the U.S. Army, Ordinance Branch, and specialized in supply chain management. He is a distinguished graduate of West Point (U.S. Military Academy), where he majored in quantitative economics.

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CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

George Mehok

George Mehok is the chief information officer for Safeguard. He is responsible for all strategic technology decisions, new systems deployments and data center operations supporting a national network of more than 10,000 mobile workers.

George has more than 20 years of leadership experience dedicated to high-growth companies in the mobile telecommunications and financial services industries, spanning startups to global industry leaders.

George played a senior role in the formation of Verizon Wireless, leading the IT product development and strategic planning team. He led the integration planning for the Verizon merger including: GTE, Vodafone-AirTouch, Bell Atlantic Mobile and PrimeCo.

As chief information officer at Revol Wireless, a VC-backed CDMA wireless communications network operator, George’s team implemented an integrated technology infrastructure and award-winning business intelligence platform.

George holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Eastern Michigan University and an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University. He is a board member of Akron University’s School of Business Center for Information Technology, in addition to an advisory board member for OHTec.

In 2013, George won the Crain’s Cleveland Business CIO of the Year award for his team’s work in completing a major acquisition and technology transformation at Safeguard. In 2015, George’s team was recognized by InformationWeek’s annual Elite 100 ranking of the most innovative U.S.-based users of business technology. The mobile inspection technology developed at Safeguard was selected as InformationWeek’s “One of the top 20 ideas to steal in 2015”.

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General Counsel and Executive Vice President

Linda Erkkila, Esq.

Linda Erkkila is the general counsel and executive vice president for Safeguard, with oversight responsibilities for the legal, human resources, training, compliance and audit departments. Linda’s broad scope of oversight covers regulatory issues that impact Safeguard’s operations, pro-active risk mitigation, enterprise strategic planning, human capital and training initiatives, compliance and audit services, litigation and claims management, and counsel related to mergers, acquisition and joint ventures.

Linda’s oversight of the legal department along with multiple compliance and human capital focused departments assures that Safeguard’s strategic initiatives align with its resources, leverage opportunities across the company, and contemplate compliance mandates. Her practice spans almost 20 years, and Linda’s experience, both as outside and in-house counsel, covers a wide range of corporate matters, including regulatory disclosure, corporate governance compliance, risk assessment, executive compensation, litigation management, and merger and acquisition activity. Her experience at a former Fortune 500 financial institution during the subprime crisis helped develop Linda’s pro-active approach to change management during periods of heightened regulatory scrutiny.

Linda previously served as vice president and attorney for National City Corporation, as securities and corporate governance counsel for Agilysys Inc., and as an associate at Thompson Hine LLP. She earned her JD at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Linda holds a degree in economics from Miami University and an MBA. In 2017, Linda was named as both a “Woman of Influence” by HousingWire and as a “Leading Lady” by MReport.

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Chief Financial Officer

Joe Iafigliola

Joe Iafigliola is the Chief Financial Officer for Safeguard. Joe is responsible for the Control, Quality Assurance, Business Development, Accounting & Information Security departments, and is a Managing Director of SCG Partners, a middle-market private equity fund focused on diversifying and expanding Safeguard Properties’ business model into complimentary markets.

Joe has been in a wide variety of roles in finance, supply chain management, information systems development, and sales and marketing. His career includes senior positions with McMaster-Carr Supply Company, Newell/Rubbermaid, and Procter and Gamble.

Joe has an MBA from The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University’s Honors Accounting program.

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AVP, Operations

Jennifer Jozity

Jennifer Jozity is the assistant vice president of operations, overseeing inspections, REO and property preservation for Safeguard. Jen ensures quality work is performed in the field and internally, to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. Jen has demonstrated the ability to deliver consistent results in order audit and order management.  She will build upon these strengths in order to deliver this level of excellence in both REO and property preservation operations.

Jen joined Safeguard in 1997 and was promoted to director of inspections operations in 2009 and assistant vice president of inspections operations in 2012.

She graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in business.

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AVP, Finance

Jennifer Anspach

Jennifer Anspach is the assistant vice president of finance for Safeguard. She is responsible for the company’s national workforce of approximately 1,000 employees. She manages recruitment strategies, employee relations, training, personnel policies, retention, payroll and benefits programs. Additionally, Jennifer has oversight of the accounts receivable and loss functions formerly within the accounting department.

Jennifer joined the company in April 2009 as a manager of accounting and finance and a year later was promoted to director. She was named AVP of human capital in 2014. Prior to joining Safeguard, she held several management positions at OfficeMax and InkStop in both operations and finance.

Jennifer is a graduate of Youngstown State University. She was named a Crain’s Cleveland Business Archer Award finalist for HR Executive of the Year in 2017.

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AVP, Application Architecture

Rick Moran

Rick Moran is the assistant vice president of application architecture for Safeguard. Rick is responsible for evolving the Safeguard IT systems. He leads the design of Safeguard’s enterprise application architecture. This includes Safeguard’s real-time integration with other systems, vendors and clients; the future upgrade roadmap for systems; and standards designed to meet availability, security, performance and goals.

Rick has been with Safeguard since 2011. During that time, he has led the system upgrades necessary to support Safeguard’s growth. In addition, Rick’s team has designed and implemented several innovative systems.

Prior to joining Safeguard, Rick was director of enterprise architecture at Revol Wireless, a privately held CDMA Wireless provider in Ohio and Indiana, and operated his own consulting firm providing services to the manufacturing, telecommunications, and energy sectors.

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AVP, Technology Infrastructure and Cloud Services

Steve Machovina

Steve Machovina is the assistant vice president of technology infrastructure and cloud services for Safeguard. He is responsible for the overall management and design of Safeguard’s hybrid cloud infrastructure. He manages all technology engineering staff who support data centers, telecommunications, network, servers, storage, service monitoring, and disaster recovery.

Steve joined Safeguard in November 2013 as director of information technology operations.

Prior to joining Safeguard, Steve was vice president of information technology at Revol Wireless, a privately held wireless provider in Ohio and Indiana. He also held management positions with Northcoast PCS and Corecomm Communications, and spent nine years as a Coast Guard officer and pilot.

Steve holds a BBA in management information systems from Kent State University in Ohio and an MBA from Wayne State University in Michigan.

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AVP, Business Development

Tim Rath

Tim Rath is the AVP of business development for Safeguard. He is responsible for developing innovative growth strategies for Safeguard and developing and overseeing potential partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.

Tim joined Safeguard in 2011 as project director and has filled numerous roles within Vendor Management, most recently serving as director of vendor management, a role he assumed in 2011.

Prior to Safeguard, Tim worked as director of supply chain at PartsSource Inc. in Aurora, Ohio, a provider of medical replacement parts, procurement solutions and healthcare supply chain management technology services. He also has held sales positions with Rexel, ComDoc, and Pier Associates, all based in Ohio.

Tim holds a degree in marketing and sales from The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. He also earned his FAA Certified Commercial UAS (Drone) Pilot license in 2017.

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Assistant Vice president of Application Development

Steve Goberish

Steve Goberish, is the assistant vice president of application development for Safeguard. He is responsible for the maintenance and evolution of Safeguard’s vendor systems ensuring high-availability, security and scalability while advancing the vendor products’ capabilities and enhancing the vendor experience.

Prior to joining Safeguard, Steve was a senior technical architect and development manager at First American Title Insurance, a publicly held title insurance provider based in southern California, in addition to managing and developing applications in multiple sectors from insurance to VOIP.

Steve has a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in Ohio.