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Number Of Large California Wildfires Rises With Temps

CALIFORNIA — Over 5,200 firefighters are battling 9 large wildfires in California. Yesterday’s high temperatures combined with the low humidity led to an increase in wildfire conditions. Several large wildfires broke out burning hundreds of acres.

Temperatures in many parts of California are expected to be 5-15 degrees above normal, and humidity will likely drop into the single digits in the afternoon. This combination will increase the fire risk. There is a chance for isolated lightning in the mountains of San Bernardino down to San Diego.

This week marks the beginning of safe and sane fireworks being sold in approximately 300 communities in California. It’s critical that if you choose to buy safe and sane fireworks in one of these communities that you exercise extreme caution. Only use those fireworks with the State Fire Marshal Seal of Approval.

California has a zero tolerance towards the use and sale of illegal fireworks. Full fireworks safety guide is available at ReadyForWildfire.org.

For information on how you can harden your home against wildfire and be prepared to evacuate, visit http://firewisemaderacounty.org/

Register to be notified in the event of a wildfire or other emergency in your area by visiting http://mcalert.org/ for Madera County residents, and https://www.mariposacounty.org/index.aspx?nid=215 for Mariposa County residents. You can be notified anywhere you happen to be at the time through text, phone call or email.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Laguna Fire, Orange County NEW

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 2½ miles northeast of Laguna Beach

● 50 acres, 60% contained

● Forward spread stopped

Border Fire, San Diego County

Near Potrero

● 7,609 acres, 90% contained

Reservoir Fire, Lake County

Northeast of Clearlake Oaks

● 350 acres brush, oak woodland, 0% contained

Creek Fire, Yolo County NEW/FINAL

Hwy 16, 4 miles south of Brooks, near the Cache Creek Casino

● 277 acres, 100% contained

Dinosaur Fire, Merced County NEW/FINAL

Hwy 152 X Dinosaur Point, West side of San Luis Reservoir

● 1,246 acres, 100% contained

**Unified Command Incidents**

Erskine Fire, Kern County

Lake Isabella area

Unified Command: Kern County Fire, USFS and Bureau of Land Management

● 45,388 acres, 40% Contained

● Evacuations in place

Sherpa Fire, Santa Barbara County

West of Goleta

Unified Command: USFS and Santa Barbara County Fire

● 7,474 acres, 93% Contained

San Gabriel Complex, Los Angeles County

North of Duarte and Azusa

Unified Command: USFS & LA County Fire

● 5,399 acres, 72% contained
● Two separate fires: Fish Fire (4,253 acres) and Reservoir Fire (1,146 acres)

**Federal Incidents**

Marina Fire, Mono County

Near Lee Vining
US Forest Service – Inyo National Forest

● 654 acres, 46% contained
● Cal Fire air and ground resources assisting

Pony Fire, Siskiyou County

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

● 2,858 acres, 63% contained

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