List and Map: Where Southern California Wildfires Are Burning

Below, a look at where some of Southern California's dangerous wildfires are burning

Some of the strongest winds in years fanned several brush fires during the final week of October around Southern California. Some fires continued to burn into the weekend, when decreased winds and cool temperatures aided firefighters.

Humidity levels remain low, a major reason why a red flag warning remains in effect for the region. The warning covers parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. 

Fall is historically one of the most dangerous times of the year for wildfires in California. Seven of the state's 10-most destructive wildfires occurred in October -- many fueled by powerful winds, including Santa Ana gusts. 

Below, a look at where recent wildfires are burning. This list includes active fires and those that have threatened or burned homes. It will be updated as more information is available. 

A fast-moving brush fire erupted south of Santa Paula on the evening of Oct. 31, 2019.

Maria Fire,  South Mountain north of Somis

  • Start: around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 
  • Evacuations: Some evacuations lifted, but 10,800 people are still out of their homes Saturday.
  • Size: Nearly 9,400 acres
  • Containment: 20 percent
  • Homes Damaged/Destroyed: 3
  • Structures Threatened: 1,800
  • Cause: Under Investigation. Southern California Edison had re-energized a circuit in the area near where a brush fire broke out Thursday night.
  • Summary: A brush fire erupted in the hills between Santa Paula and Somis Thursday night, exploding to 4,000 acres within hours. Firefighters are preparing for shifting winds entering the weekend.
Aerial video shows several buildings, including homes, on fire early Thursday Oct. 31, 2019 when the Hillside Fire broke out in San Bernardino.

Hillside Fire, San Bernardino

  • Start: 1:38 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
  • Evacuations: Evacuations lifted for residents at 6 p.m. Thursday.
  • Size: 200 acres
  • Containment: 70 percent
  • Homes Damaged: 18
  • Homes Destroyed: 6
  • Homes Threatened: 1,200
  • Cause: Undetermined
  • Summary: Evacuations were underway in a San Bernardino as a brush fire erupted and spread to several homes. Hundreds of homes were affected by the fire, which began just after midnight Thursday
The 46 Fire burned overnight in the Jurupa Valley area.

46 Fire, Jurupa Valley

  • Start: 12:39 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31
  • Evacuations: All mandatory evacuations lifted.
  • Size: 300 acres
  • Containment: 85 percent
  • Cause: Car fire after police pursuit.
  • Summary: A car being chased by police caught fire and started the fire. Three homes and two outbuildings were destroyed. 

Getty Fire, West Los Angeles

  • Start: Monday, Oct. 28
  • Evacuations: Evacuation orders were lifted Friday for all residents.
  • Size: 745 acres
  • Containment: 79 percent
  • Homes Destroyed: 10
  • Homes Damaged: 15
  • Injuries: Four firefighters
  • Homes Threatened: 7,091
  • Cause: Arson investigators say appears a tree branch snapped-off early Monday morning and struck power lines, which sparked the fire in dry brush.
  • Summary: Firefighters battling the Getty Fire in the Sepulveda Pass are focused on establishing a containment line along the southern end of the last remaining evacuation zone. At its height, the evacuation area stretched as far north as Mulholland Drive and as far west as Temescal Canyon Road in Pacific Palisades, affecting up to 10,000 residential and commercial structures.

Photos: Easy Fire Threatens Homes Near the Reagan Library in Simi Valley

Easy Fire, Simi Valley and Moorpark

  • Start: Thursday, Oct. 30, 2019
  • Evacuations: Mandatory evacuations were lifted Thursday.
  • Size: 1,800 acres
  • Containment: 95 percent
  • Structures Destroyed: 2
  • Structures Threatened: 7,000
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Summary: The Easy Fire began early Thursday in the hills near the Reagan Library and burned uphill, forcing evacuations in nearby homes.

Hill Fire, Jurupa Valley

  • Start: Wednesday, Oct. 30
  • Evacuations: All evacuations lifted
  • Size: About 500 acres
  • Containment: 95 percent
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Summary: Firefighters battled the wildfire in the Riverside County community of Jurupa Valley that damaged two homes, forced evacuations and temporarily shut down the 60 Freeway.

Gilbert Fire, Fullerton

  • Start: Thursday, Oct. 30
  • Evacuations: Most evacuations were lifted Thursday night
  • Size: 8 acres
  • Containment: Full
  • Cause: A flare gun was found near where the brush fire erupted close to the Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve.
  • Summary: The fire was first reported about 7:40 p.m. in the area of Castlewood Drive and Gilbert Street, according to the Fullerton Police Department. No homes were at risk of burning, police said.

Tick Fire, Santa Clarita

  • Start: 1:24 p.m. Thursday. Oct. 24
  • Size: 4,615 acres
  • Containment: 100 percent
  • Homes Threatened: 10,000 at peak of fire
  • Homes Damaged: 40
  • Homes Destroyed: 23
  • Evacuations: All evacuations were lifted Oct. 27
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Tick Fire: The fire started during back-to-back days of hot, dry and windy conditions. It jumped the 14 Freeway, forcing a full closure of the road between Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert.
Saddleridge Fire, Northern San Fernando Valley


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  • Start: Thursday, Oct. 10
  • Size: 8,799 acres
  • Containment: 97 percent
  • Structures Destroyed: 19
  • Structures Damaged 88
  • Fatalities: One resident suffered a heart attack
  • Cause: Under investigation
  • Summary: The fire broke out in the Sylmar area and quickly spread into neighborhoods to the west.

Sandalwood Fire, Calimesa

  • Start: Thursday Oct. 10
  • Size: 1,011 acres
  • Containment: 100 percent
  • Structures Destroyed: 74
  • Structures Damaged: 16
  • Fatalities: Two residents of mobile home park
  • Cause: Authorities say a trash truck dumped its burning load, causing a brush fire that spread to a nearby mobile home park.
  • Summary: The Sandalwood Fire destroyed nearly 80 mobile homes and burned more than 1,000 acres before it was contained in mid-October. Flames from the burning trash ignited dry grass and quickly spread into the residential area, firefighters said.
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