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Posted on: August 23, 2020

Updated Evacuation Warning (SCU Lightning Complex Fire) Info for Fremont

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Good evening Fremont, 

This is our final update for this evening, Sunday, August 23, 2020, unless something significantly changes. Should anything significant occur, communications will come from our Fremont Fire and Police Departments, CAL FIRE, and AC Alert.

City of Fremont employees have been working throughout the day on evacuation planning to ensure the community’s safety. Thank you for your support and doing your part to be prepared and stay safe. Together, we can move through this event safely.

New Updates

Current Evacuation Warning Still in Place

We have no new information about an imminent evacuation order at this time. The current Evacuation Warning is still in place for Fremont.

If an Evacuation Order is issued at any point, residents in the evacuation zone will need to evacuate with their to-go bags, family members and domestics pets, and head away from the hills using major roadways such as Mission Blvd., Paseo Padre Pkwy., Warm Springs Blvd., etc., to go west, north, or south.

Evacuation Warning Map

A current Evacuation Warning Map is available online.  This map is subject to change, please check back periodically.  Residents in the evacuation warning area have been advised of a potential threat to life and property.



At this time, CAL FIRE Incident Command Posts and base camps are set up to provide excellent logistical support to firefighters during fires, including food and other supplies for personnel.

In lieu of donations, CAL FIRE suggests contacting local Red Cross or other organization to see if they are accepting assistance for those in need, or for information about how you can help those evacuated. Read their news release.

AC Alert

The City of Fremont uses a Community Alert System, AC Alert, which is provided by Everbridge. The AC Alert system is Alameda County’s Emergency Notification System and is the Mass Notification System for Alameda County. AC Alert provides the ability to deliver emergency alerts and non-emergency notifications to targeted geographic areas or the entire city. AC Alert is an automated phone calling system that currently contains land-line phone numbers for most residents and businesses. The community is encouraged to enroll additional information to receive notifications by email, SMS (text), and cell or work numbers by registering at the AC Alert website.

Stay Connected

The City of Fremont continues to work closely with CAL FIRE to monitor and mitigate the SCU Lightning Complex Fire. Continued updates from the City will follow frequently.

For more information and updates on how the City of Fremont is monitoring the SCU Lightning Complex Fire, visit our SCU Lightning Complex Fire webpage. General updates will be made to the City’s social media accounts on Facebook, Nextdoor, Nixle and Twitter; follow our channels.

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