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Firefighters Gain Upper Hand On State Wildfires

CALIFORNIA — While the Broken Fire in Coarsegold is 100 percent contained, there are over 3,600 firefighters battling 10 major wildfires across California.

Mild temperatures have given firefighters the opportunity to gain the upper hand on containing five large fires over the past couple of days. Temperatures will continue to remain below normal, but high winds and low humidity is expected in the northern and central portions of the eastern Sierra on Friday, increasing the chance of new fires.

“California is a beautiful state with many recreational activities and now is the great time to enjoy all it has to offer, but everyone needs to do their part to be fire safe when having fun outdoors,” says Cal Fire, reminding everyone to learn how at www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Frame Fire, Fresno County,
Hwy 198 and Frame Ln, 14 miles west of Coalinga
· 145 acres grass, brush, 90% contained
· 1 structure destroyed

Broken Fire, Madera County, CONTAINED
Hwy 41 and Hummingbird Ln, One mile east of Coarsegold

· 103 acres grass, oak woodland, 100% contained

Deer Fire, Kern County
Hwy 223 and Deertrail Rd., 6 miles east of Arvin
· 1,785 acres grass, brush, 97% contained

Appaloosa Fire, Calaveras County

Appaloosa Rd. and Pinto Dr., 5 miles southwest of Angels Camp

· 310 acres grass, brush, 85% contained

**Unified Command Incidents**

Trailhead Fire, Placer and El Dorado Counties
Near Todd Valley, Foresthill
· 5,614 acres brush and slash, 85% contained
· All evacuations lifted

Erskine Fire, Kern County
Lake Isabella area
Unified Command: Kern County Fire, USFS and Bureau of Land Management
· 48,019 acres, 98% Contained

Sherpa Fire, Santa Barbara County
West of Goleta
Unified Command: USFS and Santa Barbara County Fire
· 7,474 acres, 96% Contained

San Gabriel Complex, Los Angeles County
North of Duarte and Azusa
Unified Command: USFS & LA County Fire
· 5,399 acres, 96% contained
· Two separate fires: Fish Fire (4,253 acres/96%) and Reservoir Fire (1,146 acres/96%)

**Federal Incidents**

Pine Fire, Ventura County
San Guillermo Mountain, 6 miles Southwest of Stauffer, Federal DPA, FRA
· 2,198 acres brush, timber, 35% contained

Marina Fire, Mono County
Near Lee Vining
US Forest Service – Inyo National Forest
· 654 acres, 95% contained
· CAL FIRE ground resources assisting

Pony Fire, Siskiyou County
15 miles southwest of Happy Camp
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
· 2,858 acres, 90% contained

A reminder that every Californian should conserve water. Find out how at SaveOurWater.com and Drought.CA.gov.

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