Terrain Satellite
2.9 mi
SSE of Salinas, CA
1 month
it's burned for
Last Updated:
5 days ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:30 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 2 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the River Fire

BLM-managed public lands within the Central Coast Field Office jurisdiction are included in the acres burned by the River Fire located southeast of Salinas in Monterey County. 

Updates: This is not a federal incident, and is being managed by an Incident Management Team, which is also in command of the Carmel Fire, for the CalFire San Benito-Monterey Unit. For the latest information on the River Fire, please visit https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2020/8/16/river-fire/, or follow #RiverFire on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CALFIREBEU. 

Fire Restrictions: Public lands managed by the BLM Central Coast Field Office are under fire restrictions, which include a temporary limitation on target shooting: https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-central-coast-field-office-issues-seasonal-fire-restrictions. An interactive map and listing of fire restrictions throughout BLM California is available at https://go.usa.gov/xmUEG. To learn how you can do your part to prevent wildland fires visit www.readyforwildfire.org. 


For an explanation of fire terminology, visit the National Wildfire Coordinating Group Fire Terminology Glossary at: https://www.nwcg.gov/glossary/a-z.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Sunday August 16th, 2020 approx. 02:30 PM
Five miles southeast of Salinas in Monterey County.
Incident Commander:
36.563, -121.64
Fuels Involved:
Chaparral (6 feet), tall grass (2.5 feet) and hardwood trees.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Public Information
Phone: 925-532-5455
Fire Unit Information
Central California District
Bureau of Land Management
5152 Hillsdale Circle
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762