LNU, CZU, SCU complex fires by the numbers

The fires have killed five people and torched nearly 700 homes.

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Sunday, August 23, 2020
LNU Lightning Complex 2nd largest wildfire in CA history
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The LNU Lightning Complex has become the second-largest wildfire in California history, according to CAL FIRE records.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Firefighters in the Bay Area are racing to slow the spread of wildfires that burned nearly one million acres in a week and destroyed hundreds of homes.

The fires have killed five people, torched nearly 700 homes and other structures and forced tens of thousands from their houses.

Light winds, cooler nighttime weather helped fire crews make a bit of progress on Saturday. But their efforts could be hurt by warm, dry weather, erratic wind gusts and lightning in the forecast.

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Here's a breakdown of the active fires by the numbers:

Damage and displacements

How many total acres burned: 669,175

How many people evacuated: At least 100,000

Structures damaged: 125

Structures destroyed: 662

Injuries: 8

Fatalities: 5

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Cal Fire Personnel: 3,765

Cal Fire crews: 56

State sending crews: 10

Helicopters: 25

Engines: 410

Dozers: 79

Water Tenders: 101

Fire history

Fires statewide (past week): 585 fires

Lightning strikes (since Aug. 15): Approx. 12,000

Largest fire in CA history: 459,000 acres (Mendocino Complex)

2nd largest: 314,000 acres (LNU Lightning Complex)

3rd largest: 291,968 acres (SCU Lightning Complex)

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Data provided by CAL FIRE.