River Fire Incident Resource Page (archived)

River Fire

Page Last Updated: May 25, 2022

Information per CAL FIRE
Start Date: May 24, 2022
Initial Location: Hwy 45 and Brown Road, City of Colusa
Initial Latitude/Longitude: 39.2333948, -122.0246463

Latitude / Longitude Used: 39.2333948, -122.0246463 (initial)

10 Miles Radius Zip Codes: 95932, 95955

10 Miles Radius Towns/Cities: Colusa, Maxwell

20 Miles Radius Zip Codes: 95932, 95955, 95982, 95970, 95912, 95953, 95950, 95987, 95948, 95920, 95957, 95917

20 Miles Radius Towns/Cities: Colusa, Maxwell, Sutter, Princeton, Arbuckle, Live Oak, Grimes, Williams, Gridley, Butte City, Meridian, Biggs

Zip Code & Town/City information pulled from FreeMapTools – Find ZIP Codes Inside a Radius

Mile radius size reference points: 10 mile radius covers about 314 sq miles, 20 mile radius covers about 1,257 sq miles.

Acreage size reference points: 1 football field = about 1.3 acres; 640 acres = 1 sq mile;
12,800 acres = 20 sq miles; 32,000 acres = 50 sq miles; 96,000 acres = 150 sq miles; 320,000 acres = 500 sq miles; 480,000 acres = 750 sq mile.

Note about size reference points – fires rarely burn in nice even circles, therefore these reference points are general guides and the shape of the fire perimeter must be taken into account (e.g. a fire burn area may be significantly less than the 1,257 sq miles covered by a 20 mile radius yet extend beyond the 20 mile radius because the burn area is long but narrow).

Fire Information

CAL FIRE Incident Page

Northern California Geographic Coordination Center News & Notes

MODIS & VIIRS Satellite Fire Activity Map
red dots = last 12 hours, orange dots = 12-24 hours, yellow dots = last 24-48 hours

NASA FIRMS Satellite Fire Activity Map (downloadable NASA FIRMS – KMZ and Shapefiles)

AlertWildfire Webcams – Some AlertWildfire Webcam rotate and may be pointing away from the fire. You can also navigate to any other AlertWildfire Webcam from the links below.

Sutter Buttes

Additional resources via CRA Wildfire Quick Links Page

Additional County Information Links are towards the bottom with the social media feeds


Average Number of Persons per Household:
Colusa County: 2.90          State average: 2.94

Colusa County Percent of Persons:
Under 5 Years: 6.9%       Under 18 Years: 27.1%     Over 65 Years: 14.9%

Owner-occupied housing unit rate:
Colusa County: 63.5%        State average: 55.3%

Data from US Census Bureau (2021 data)
Note – unless otherwise noted, these are county demographics and local conditions may differ some.

Power & Gas

Air Quality & Smoke Links


Wind Map

Temperature Map

National Weather Service Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

RSS Colusa County

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Regional Fuel Conditions

Burning Index

Burning Index

100-Hour Fuel Moisture

100 Hour Fuel Moisture

County Links & Social Media Feeds