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Firefighters Battle Blazes In California Heat Wave

CALIFORNIA — Over 4,700 firefighters are battling 6 active wildfires in California. Last week alone firefighters responded to over 250 new wildfires across the State.

Since Jan. 1, Cal Fire and local and federal firefighters have responded to nearly 2,100 wildfires that have charred over 32,000 acres. Extreme temperatures this week, along with low humidity and gusty winds in many areas will continue to raise the fire danger level.

A Red Flag Warning in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties remains in effect due to high fire danger today.

Cal Fire recommends that all residents living near wildland areas have an evacuation plan and know what they will take if asked to evacuate.

When it comes to wildfires, everyone should remember “Ready, Set, Go!”. “Go” means early evacuation. Learn more at www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

Fires of Interest:

 **CAL FIRE Incidents**

Border Fire, San Diego County (more info…)

Hwy 94 & Hwy 188, near Potrero

  •  7,500 acres, 5% contained
  •  Mandatory evacuation orders for the community of Potrero
  •  Hwy 94 is closed
  •  CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5 assumed command

Camanche, Vegetation Fire, Amador County (more info…)

North of Camanche Reservoir

  •  210 acres, 95% contained

 

**Unified Command Incidents**

Sherpa Fire, Santa Barbara County (more info…)

West of Goleta

Unified Command: CAL FIRE, USFS and Santa Barbara County Fire

  •  7,893 acres, 62% Contained
  •  Mandatory evacuations to be downgraded Wednesday

Fish Fire, Los Angeles County

North of Durate
Unified Command: USFS & LA County Fire

  •  3,000 acres, 0% contained

**Federal Incidents**

Reservoir Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)

North of Azusa

US Forest Service – Angeles National Forest

  •  2,400 acres, 0% contained

Pony Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)

15 miles southwest of Happy Camp
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest

  •  2,858 acres, 60% contained

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