The Santa Clara County Fire Department continues to monitor fires burning in and around Santa Clara County.  To our east, the SCU Lightning Complex is 98% contained in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties.  It is currently the third largest fire in California history at more than 396,000 aces.  To our west, the CZU Lighting Complex is 89% contained in San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties.  That fire is currently listed at 86,000 acres in an area that has not seen signficant fire activity in decades.  This webpage is intended to provide a source of information that has been vetted and kept up to date.  Below you will find information on new evacuation orders and warnings, the current state of both fires, and guides to help you prepare your home and your family in case an evacuation becomes necessary.  Please make sure to take a look at our FAQ and follow us on social media @sccfiredept.  



More information about fires burning in and around Santa Clara County:

CalFire Statewide Incidents:

CZU Lightning Complex Fire - Burning west of Santa Clara County in San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties

SCU Lightning Complex Fire - Burning in eastern Santa Clara County as well as Alameda, Contra Cost, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties

Map of Santa Cruz and San Mateo County Evacuation Orders and Warnings

Map of evacuations related to the SCU Lightning Complex

Register for Santa Clara County Emergency Alerts

Wildfire Preparedness – Ready, Set, Go!

Understanding the Air Quality Index (AQI)


Evacuee Information

Please visit the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Management Resource Page at

For immediate sheltering support/assistance, call American Red Cross at 866-272-2237.

For evacuees with questions about where to go, call the Santa Clara County Wildfire Hotline at 408-808-7778.


Frequently Asked Questions

Link to wildfire specific FAQ, including info on donations:




For more information please email or call 408-378-4010


Updated 09.14.2020 0600hrs js