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Fire Situation Report: Driver Killed In Water Tender Rollover

CALIFORNIA — While progress continues to be made on fires burning in the state, with containment percentages on the rise and more evacuations lifted, one additional death is confirmed. A private water tender driver assigned to the Nuns Fire died in a vehicle rollover on Oakville Grade in Napa County, according to a statement from Cal Fire. That brings the total number of confirmed fatalities to 41 at this time.

On the current 14 large wildfires plaguing California, over 213,000 acres have burned, and an estimated 5,700 structures have been destroyed. Overnight, crews made progress on multiple fronts yet, while about 11,000 firefighters continue to labor on the ground and in the air, several new fires have ignited.

As containment figures increased, many of the evacuations across the fires in Northern California have been lifted. For those evacuated due to the Nuns Fire, people in the Highway 12 corridor are able to return home. For those evacuated due to the Tubbs Fire, Middletown restrictions were lifted to evacuation advisory status today at noon.

In Santa Rosa, conditions are improving overall, with reportedly blue skies and no winds in the valley, and a breeze on ridges, says Cal Fire Deputy Chief Scott McLean. More than 4,000 firefighters are currently assigned to the Tubbs Fire, alone.

Over 40,000 people remain evacuated in California, but many of the evacuation orders are being reevaluated. Residents returning home are urged to be cautious as hazardous conditions may remain. Learn more tips on how to return home after a wildfire at www.fire.ca.gov.

The weather today is expected to be hot and with low humidity, which will continue to challenge firefighters, but only light winds are forecast. All Red Flag Warnings have been lifted.

Fires in Lake County and Butte County have been contained.

The cause of these fires remains under investigation.

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

CENTRAL LNU COMPLEX (4 fires)
In unified command with Santa Rosa Fire Department & Sonoma County Sheriff
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned
23 civilian fatalities

Tubbs Fire
Sonoma and Napa Counties
Between Calistoga and Santa Rosa
36,390 acres, 70% contained
Significant number of structures destroyed

Pocket Fire
Sonoma County
North of Geyserville
11,889 acres, 40% contained

Nuns Fire
Sonoma County
East of Hwy 12 from east Santa Rosa to east of Sonoma
48,624 acres, 50% contained

Oakmont Fire
Sonoma County
Near Oakmont
875 acres, 15% contained

SOUTHERN LNU COMPLEX (1 fire)
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned

Atlas Fire
Napa & Solano Counties
South of Lake Berryessa and northeast of Napa
51,064 acres, 68% contained
6 civilian fatalities
Significant structures destroyed

MENDOCINO-LAKE COMPLEX (2 fires)
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned
Redwood Valley, Mendocino County
North of Hwy 20 in Potter Valley and Redwood Valley
35,800 acres, 50% contained
8 civilian fatalities
Significant structures destroyed

Sulphur Fire
Lake County
Clearlake Oaks
2,207 acres, 85% contained

WIND COMPLEX (3 fires)
CAL FIRE Incident Management Team assigned
Cascade Fire
Yuba County
Loma Rica area
9,989 acres, 96% contained
4 civilian fatalities
Significant structure destroyed

Lobo Fire
Nevada County
Rough and Ready area
821 acres, 97% contained
Multiple structures destroyed

LaPorte Fire
Butte County
Bangor area
6,151 acres, 95% contained

OTHER FIRES

Wilson Fire
San Diego County NEW
Wilson Road at Rancho Feliz Ranch, Warner Springs
25 acres, 70% contained

Long Fire
Lake County FINAL
Hwy 20 & Long Valley Rd, 5 east of Clearlake Oaks
100 acres, 100% contained

Cherokee Fire
Butte County FINAL
North of Oroville
8,417 acres, 100% contained

Honey Fire
Butte County FINAL
Southwest of Paradise
150 acres, 100% contained

**Unified Command Incidents**

Canyon 2 Fire
Orange County
Hwy 91 & Gypsum Canyon Rd, Anaheim City
9,217 acres, 90% contained
Unified command with CAL FIRE, Orange County, Anaheim and City of Orange

**Local Incidents**

York Fire
Monterey County NEW
York Road & S Boundary Rd, southwest of Fort Ord
40 acres grass and brush, 60% contained

**Federal Incidents**

River Fire
Trinity County
Community of Mad River
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
148 acres, 85% contained

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