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Wildfires Continue To Ravage California, More Evacuations Ordered

CALIFORNIA — As more than 8,000 firefighters continue to battle 21 wildfires across the state, the death toll continues to rise.

Four fires in northern California have claimed 23 lives as of 9 a.m. today. Hundreds more people are still reported as missing, as officials attempt to account for those individuals.

Thousands remain without power, and more than 20,000 people have been forced to evacuate ahead of the flames. Yesterday, the community of Calistoga was ordered to evacuate.

An estimated 3,500 homes and other structures have been destroyed in the fires in the Napa/ Sonoma area.

Wildfires have burned over 191,000 acres across California since Sunday, and fire conditions remained active overnight.

Red Flag Warnings for gusty winds and low humidity remain in effect across the fire area and much of Northern California, challenging firefighters in their containment efforts, and increasing the risk of new fires starting due to wind-borne embers.

Yesterday, a new wildfire broke out in Fresno County just before 4 p.m. The Silver Fire in the Squaw Valley area has destroyed one structure, and the last estimate was 50 acres with 40 percent containment. Firefighters from Cal Fire MMU have been sent to assist.

Hundreds of additional fire engines and firefighters have been requested from other states to assist California, not only to help relieve crews on the front lines, but to be ready for the possibility of new wildfires that may ignite during the Red Flag Warnings.

With wildfire risk high, residents are urged to remain prepared for wildfires. Learn more by visiting www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Southern LNU Complex (6 fires)

Cal Fire Incident Management Team assigned

Atlas Fire

Napa and Solano Counties
South of Lake Berryessa and northeast of Napa
43,762 acres, 3% contained
Significant structures destroyed

Partrick Fire

Napa County, west of Napa
10,817 acres, 2% contained

Nuns / Norrbom Fire

Sonoma County, north of Glen Ellen and east of Boyes Hot Springs
14,698 acres, 3% contained
The Nuns Fire and Norrbom Fire have merged

Pressley Fire

Sonoma County, East of Rohnert Park
473 acres, 1% contained

Adobe Fire

Sonoma County near Kenwood
7,955 acres, 1% contained

Mendocino-Lakes Complex (2 fires)
Cal Fire Incident Management Team assigned

Redwood Valley

Mendocino County, north of Highway 20 in Potter Valley and Redwood Valley
32,100 acres, 5% contained
Significant structures destroyed

Sulphur Fire

Lake County, Clearlake Oaks
2,500 acres, 45% contained

Wind Complex (4 fires)

Cal Fire Incident Management Team assigned

Cascade Fire

Yuba County, Loma Rica area
10,171 acres, 45% contained
Significant structure destroyed

Lobo Fire

Nevada County, Rough and Ready area
829 acres, 52% contained
Multiple structures destroyed

McCourtney Fire

Nevada County, southwest of Grass Valley
76 acres, 89% contained

LaPorte Fire

Butte County, Bangor area
6,059 acres, 25% contained

Other Fires

Point Fire

Calaveras County, Highway 26 & Higdon Road, West Point
130 acres, 90% contained

Cherokee Fire

Butte County, north of Oroville
8,360 acres, 60% contained

Honey Fire

Butte County, southwest of Paradise
150 acres, 40% contained

37 Fire

Sonoma County, Highway 37 & Lakeville Highway near Skaggs Island
1,660 acres, 90% contained

Silver Fire

Fresno County NEW
Northwest of Squaw Valley
50 acres, 40% contained

Ridge Fire

Lake County
West of Indian Valley Reservoir
87 acres, 100% contained

**Unified Command Incidents**

Central LNU Complex (2 fires)

In unified command with Santa Rosa Fire Department
Cal Fire Incident Management Team assigned

Tubbs Fire

Sonoma and Napa Counties, between Calistoga and Santa Rosa
34,270 acres, 10% contained
Significant number of structures destroyed

Pocket Fire

Sonoma County
Pocket Ranch Rd and Ridge Ranch Rd, Geyserville
8,130 acres

Canyon 2 Fire

Orange County
Highway 91 & Gypsum Canyon Road, Anaheim City
9,217 acres, 60% contained
Unified command with Cal Fire, Orange County, Anaheim and City of Orange

**Federal Incidents**

Ice Fire

El Dorado County, 13 miles east of Camino
US Forest Service – El Dorado National Forest
30 acres, 75% contained
Cal Fire is assisting

(Photo credit http://www.mercurynews.com)

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