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SCU Lightning Complex Fires grows to 157,000+ acres, more evacuation orders issued | Update

Fire officials say the SCU Lightning Complex Fire is composed of 20 separate fires in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties.

CALIFORNIA, USA — For updates on the SCU Lightning Complex Fires click here for the latest information.

Update: (9:30 p.m.)

In its latest update, CAL FIRE reports the SCU Lightning Complex Fire has grown to more than 157,000 acres in size and is 5% contained.

Evacuation orders remain in effect in the following counties/areas:

Alameda County / Stanislaus County:

  • Frank Raines Park to Mines Road
  • Del Puerto Canyon Road 1 mile to Mines Road

Santa Clara County:

  • East of San Jose City limits
  • South of Mt. Hamilton Rd.
  • North of Metcalf Rd. & San Felipe Rd., East to the County Line
  • East of San Antonio Valley Rd. to Del Puerto Canyon Rd. to the County Line
  • South of Stanislaus County Between Santa Clara County Line and I-5
  • West of I-5 North of Stanislaus/Merced County Line
  • North of Stanislaus/Merced County Line
  • East of Santa Clara County Line
  • North of Hwy 130 to Santa Clara County Line
  • West of San Antonio Valley Rd.
  • West of Mines Rd. to Santa Clara County Line
  • East of 3 Springs Rd. and Mt. Hamilton Rd.
  • South of Santa Clara County Lin
  • North of Mt. Hamilton Rd. to Three Springs Rd.
  • South of Santa Clara County Line
  • West of the Fire Perimeter
  • East of Ferguson Rd. East and North of Hwy 152
  • West of Merced County Line
  • North of Hwy 152
  • South of Metcalf Rd at Shingle Valley Rd.
  • East to the Stanislaus County line
  • East of Shingle Valley Rd. and everything East of Anderson Lake, East of Coyote Creek,
  • East of Coyote Reservoir, East of Roop Rd., East of Leavesley Rd., East of Crews Rd.,
  • East of Ferguson Road.
  • East and North of Hwy 152
  • West of Merced County Line, North of Hwy 152
  • South of Metcalf Road at Shingle Valley Road, East to the Stanislaus County Line

Alameda County:

  • All of Mines Road, south of Mile Marker 10 to the county line

San Joaquin County:

  • South of West Corral Hollow Road to Stanislaus County line
  • West of I-580 to Alameda County line
  • East of Alameda County line to I-580 and the Stanislaus County line

Update: (4:05 p.m.)

More evacuation warnings are being ordered in Santa Clara County in connection to the SCU Lightning Complex fires.

Effective immediately, the evacuation warning includes:

Santa Clara County:

  • East of Lovers Lane and the Santa County Line
  • South of Highway 152 to the San Benito County Line
  • West to the Merced County Line
  • North of the San Benito County Line to Highway 152

Update (3:09 p.m.)

Cal Fire has issued new evacuation orders and warnings in Santa Clara County as the SCU Lightning Complex fires continue to burn. 

Effective immediately, the evacuation order includes:

Santa Clara County:

  • East of Shingle Valley Road
  • Everything East of Anderson Lake, East of Coyote Creek, East of Coyote Reservoir, East of Roop Road, East of Leavesley Road, East of Crews Road, East of Ferguson Road
  • East and North of Highway 152
  • South of Metcalf Road at Shingle Valley Road
  • East to the Stanislaus County Line

Effective immediately, the evacuation warning includes:

Santa Clara County:

  • South of Metcalf Road
  • East of Coyote Creek to the Anderson Lake Shore
  • East of Cochrane Road
  • East of Hill Road and South of Maine Ave.
  • North of Maple Avenue
  • East of Foothill Avenue
  • North of San Martin Avenue
  • East of New Avenue.
  • West of Shingle Valley Road
  • Everything West of Anderson Lake, West of Coyote Creek, West of Coyote Reservoir, North and West of Roop Road between Coyote Reservoir Road and New Avenue

Road Closures:

  • Holiday Drive at East Dunne Avenue
  • Coyote Reservoir Road at Roop Road
  • Canada Road at Highway 152 
  • Highway 152 at Belle Station

No evacuation orders have been issued for the City of Tracy.

Previous evacuation orders from Thursday, August 20 include: 

San Joaquin County:

Effective immediately, the evacuation order includes:

  • South of West Corral Hollow Road to Stanislaus county line.
  • West of I-580 to Alameda county line
  • East of Alameda county line to I-580 and the Stanislaus county line.

The PAR Estates and following streets are excluded in the order but are under an evacuation warning as seen below. 

Effective immediately, the areas under an evacuation warning include:

  • North of West Corral Hollow Road to I-580
  • East of the Alameda county line to I-580

All of PAR Estates including: 

  • W. Verbalis Road
  • Bernard Drive
  • Stearman Road
  • Brichetto Court
  • S. Chrisman south of I-580
  • Country Club
  • Tracy Golf

Stanislaus County:

Effective immediately, the evacuation warning includes:

  • All areas of Diablo Grande Parkway and the Diablo Grande Community

These areas were previously under an evacuation order before being lifted to a warning by Cal Fire.

Cal Fire SCU has tweeted the link to the SCU Lightning Complex evacuation map. Click here to visit that website.

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Update (2:15 p.m.)

Cal Fire has issued an evacuation warning in regard to the SCU Lightning Complex.

Effective immediately, the evacuation warning includes:

Stanislaus County:

  • All areas of Diablo Grande Parkway and the Diablo Grande Community

These areas were previously under an evacuation order before being lifted to a warning by Cal Fire.

Cal Fire SCU has tweeted the link to the SCU Lightning Complex evacuation map. Click here to visit that website.

Update (12 p.m.)

Cal Fire has issued new evacuation orders and warnings in regard to the SCU Lightning Complex.

Effective immediately, the evacuation order includes:

San Joaquin County:

  • South of West Corral Hollow Road to Stanislaus county line.
  • West of I-580 to Alameda county line
  • East of Alameda county line to I-580 and the Stanislaus county line.

The PAR Estates and following streets are excluded in the order but are under an evacuation warning as seen below. 

Effective immediately, the areas under an evacuation warning include:

San Joaquin County:

  • North of West Corral Hollow Road to I-580
  • East of the Alameda county line to I-580

All of PAR Estates including: 

  • W. Verbalis Road
  • Bernard Drive
  • Stearman Road
  • Brichetto Court
  • S. Chrisman south of I-580
  • Country Club
  • Tracy Golf

Original Story:

As hundreds of fires burn all over California, the SCU Lightning Complex Fires stretch across five counties in the Bay Area and the Central Valley.

The SCU Lightning Complex Fires are believed to have started around 9:30 a.m. on August 18. As of just after 9 a.m. Thursday, the SCU Lighting Complex has grown to 137,475 Acres and is five percent contained. 

Fire officials say the SCU Lightning Complex is composed of 20 separate fires in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties. CAL FIRE has established three zones to better focus resources in the fight. Those zones are called the Canyon Zone, the Calaveras Zone, and the Deer Zone.

The Canyon Zone is in parts of Stanislaus County and San Joaquin County and includes the Peg Leg Fire, the Terraville Fire, the Del Puerto Fire, and the Peach Fire.

The Calaveras Zone touches parts of Alameda, Santa Clara, and Stanislaus counties and includes the Kilkare Fire, the Arroyo Fire, the Mill Creek Fire, the Welch Fire, the Ohlone Fire, and the Reservoir Fire.

The Deer Zone is in Contra Costa County and includes the Round Fire, the Palm Fire, Marsh Fire, and the Briones Fire.

Multiple evacuation orders have been issued across all zones in this fire, though some have been allowed to expire

Previous evacuation orders from Wednesday, August 18 include the following:

Alameda County / Stanislaus County:

  • Frank Raines Park to Mines Road
  • Del Puerto Canyon Road 1 mile to Mines Road

Santa Clara County:

  • North of Hwy 130 to Santa Clara County Line
  • West of San Antonio Valley Rd.
  • West of Mines Rd. to Santa Clara County Line
  • East of 3 Springs Rd. and Mt. Hamilton Rd.
  • South of Santa Clara County Line

(Unincorporated area of Santa Clara County East of the City of San Jose)

  • East of Ed Levin County Park, Felter Rd., Sierra Rd., Toyon Ave. and Mt. Hamilton Rd. to Three Springs Rd.
  • North of Mt. Hamilton Rd. to Three Springs Rd.
  • South of Santa Clara County Line
  • West of the Fire Perimeter
  • East of San Jose City limits
  • South of Mt. Hamilton Rd.
  • North of Metcalf Rd. & San Felipe Rd., East to the County Line
  • East of San Antonio Valley Rd. to Del Puerto Canyon Rd. to the County Line
  • South of Stanislaus County Between Santa Clara County Line and I-5
  • West of I-5 North of Stanislaus/Merced County Line
  • North of Stanislaus/Merced County Line
  • East of Santa Clara County Line

Alameda County:

  • All of Mines Road, south of Mile Marker 10 to the county line

Stanislaus County:

  • All Areas of Diablo Grande Parkway and the Diablo Grande Community

EVACUATION WARNINGS:

Alameda County:

  • City of Fremont - Mill Creek Road

Stanislaus County:

  • South of Diablo Grande Parkway and the Diablo Community to the Stanislaus/Merced County Line
  • West of the I-5
  • North of Stanislaus/Merced County Line
  • East of Santa Clara County Line

Santa Clara County:

  • East of Shingle Valley Rd. and everything East of Anderson Lake, East of Coyote Creek, East of Coyote Reservoir, East of Roop Road, East of Leavesley Road, East of Crews Road, East of Ferguson Road.
  • East and North of Hwy 152
  • West of Merced County Line, North of Hwy 152
  • South of Metcalf Road at Shingle Valley Road, East to the Stanislaus County Line

EVACUATION CENTERS:

Creekside Middle School: 535 Peregrine Dr, Patterson, CA 95363

Milpitas Library: 160 N Main St Milpitas, CA 95035

ROAD CLOSURES:

  • Del Puerto Canyon Road (SR-130) between Mines Road and Diablo Grande PKWY
  • Hwy 130 at Three Springs Rd.
  • Hwy 130 at Quinby Rd.

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