Bay Area shrouded in smoke as Northern California wildfires rage: VIDEO

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Bay Area shrouded in smoke as wildfires rage
From Oakland to Point Reyes, smoke enveloped the Bay Area as fires scorched Northern California.

As of Thursday morning, three major wildfire complexes were burning in the Bay Area - the LNU Lightning Complex in the North Bay, the CZU Lightning Complex along the southern Peninsula and the SCU in the East Bay have burned a combined 308,000 acres.

The unusually large size and number of simultaneous fires, other fires throughout the West and the loss of inmate firefighting crews because inmates were released from prisons to prevent the spread of coronavirus, have created the perfect storm for firefighting.

See the smoky scenes from Treasure Island, Oakland, Point Reyes and other parts of the Bay Area on Thursday, Aug. 20, in the video above.

Follow developments with our exclusive Wildfire Tracker that's updated with the latest information from CAL FIRE every hour. Check in to see where fires are spreading, the acres burned, and see containment information in real-time.

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MAPS: See where fires are burning across the Bay Area

Here's where the CZU Lightning Complex Fire is burning in Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties as of Friday, Aug. 28, 2020.

Get the latest updates and videos on the CZU, LNU and SCU Lightning Complex Fires here.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.