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Heat Challenges Firefighters Battling 13 Wildfires In California

CALIFORNIA — Approximately 7,000 firefighters are battling 13 large wildfires in California, as temperatures remain in the extreme range.

Most wildfires are human-caused, and many are sparked along our roadways. These fires can be prevented by practicing a few safety measures.

  • Don’t drag any parts and make sure to secure chains when towing.
  • Check tire pressure and properly maintain brakes so you don’t expose areas that can throw sparks.
  • Make sure to pull over in an open area if you have mechanical problems as hot exhaust pipes and mufflers can start fires.

For more detailed wildfire safety information, visit http://www.readyforwildfire.org

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Wall Fire, Butte County

Chinese Wall Rd, 5 miles north of Bangor

· 5,800 acres, 60% contained

· Evacuations remain in effect

Winters Fire, Yolo County

Highway 128 at Pleasant View Road, 3 miles southwest of Winters

· 2,269 acres, 95% contained

Stone Fire, San Luis Obispo County

Huer Huero Rd x Hwy 58, Santa Margarita

· 340 acres, 100% contained

Garza Fire, Kings County

8.5 miles east of Parkfield near the Monterey, Kings County Line

· 18,666 acres, 24% contained

Gold Fire, Yuba County

Hammonton Rd, 1 mile N of Beale AFB

· 40 acres, 100% contained

Fay Fire, Siskiyou County

Highway 3 and Fay Lane, 7 miles south of Etna

· 469 acres, 100% contained

Felipe Fire, Santa Clara County

San Felipe Rdm 8 miles northeast of Morgan Hill

· 70 acres, 100% contained

Lariat, Vegetation Fire, Santa Clara County

Lariat Ln x Claitor Way, 6 miles NE of San Jose

∙ 101 acres, brush 50% contained

**Unified Command**

Whittier Fire, Santa Barbara County

Lake Cachuma area, south of Hwy 154

· 11,920 acres, 48% contained

Alamo Fire, San Luis Obispo County

Highway 166 at Alamo Creek Road, east of Santa Maria

· 28,687 acres, 65% contained

Jennings Fire, San Diego County

I-8 and Old Hwy 80, Community of Lakeside

· 400 acres, 30% contained

**Federal Incidents**

Island Fire, Siskiyou County

14 miles west of Etna in the Marble Mountain Wilderness

· 962 acres

Schaeffer Fire, Tulare County

17 miles north of Kernville

· 15,859 acres, 25% contained

Mart Fire, San Bernardino County

Highland Ave at Highway 330

· 670 acres, 95% contained

Farad Fire, Sierra County

CA/NV Stateline, 12 miles NE of Truckee

· 670 acres, 20% contained

Long Valley Fire, Lassen County

Hwy 395 x Cowboy Joe Rd, 3 miles north of Doyle

· 8,000 acres, 25% contained

Silver Fire, San Bernardino County

Silverwood Lake Area

· 13 acres, 80% contained

For more information on California fires, visit http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents

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