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Rey Fire near Goleta, Calif., Highway 154 and Paradise Road - photo courtesy USFS

Ten Large Wildfires Burning Across California

CALIFORNIA — Over 12,300 firefighters are battling 10 large wildfires in California. Despite mild temperatures yesterday, dry and gusty conditions allowed for two new fires to spread quickly and force evacuations in Butte and Kern counties.

This weekend the weather is expected to remain relatively mild as it has over the past week. Dry conditions will continue in many areas and with abundant warm sunny weather, and locally gusty winds, the potential for new wildfires continues.

While many will be hitting the outdoors this weekend, Cal Fire continues to stress the need for everyone to be careful outdoors in order to prevent sparking a wildfire. When barbecuing with coals, make sure the coals are completely cold before disposing them.

One Less Spark, means One Less Wildfire. Learn more tips on how to prevent a wildfire at www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Clayton Fire, Lake County

Off Highway 29, Lower Lake area

• 3,929 acres & 100% contained

• All evacuations have been lifted

• 300 structures destroyed, 20 structures damaged

Chimney Fire, San Luis Obispo County

South of Lake Nacimiento

• 45,008 acres & 51% contained

• Evacuations in effect

• 70 structures destroyed

Tulley Fire, Humboldt County

Off Highway 169, 6 miles north of Weitchpec

• 571 acres & 25% contained

• Evacuations have been lifted

Grade Fire, Siskiyou County

Off Hwy 263, 2 miles north of Yreka

• 710 acres & 80% contained

• Evacuations have been lifted

Santos Fire, Butte County

Off Highway 32 & Santos Ranch Rd, 4 miles south of Forest Ranch

• 101 acres & 25% contained

• Evacuations have been lifted

Range Fire, Kern County

Off Highway 223, 6 miles east of Arvin
Kern County Fire Department protection of State Responsibility Area

• 516 acres & 45% contained

• Forward spread stopped

**Unified Command Incidents**

Rey Fire, Santa Barbara County

Paradise Road, north of Santa Barbara

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

• 33,006 acres & 46% contained

• Evacuations have been lifted

**Federal Incidents**

Soberanes Fire, Monterey County

US Forest Service – Los Padres National Forest
Big Sur area

• 91,543 acres & 60% contained

• Cal Fire is no longer in unified command with the US Forest Service.

Cedar Fire, Kern County

US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest

Northwest of Lake Isabella, Cedar Creek Campground

• 28,840 acres, 20% contained

Tule Fire, Tulare County

US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest

Hwy 190, 4 miles northeast of Springville

• 395 acres, 90% contained

Mokelumne Fire, Alpine County

US Forest Service – Stanislaus National Forest

Mokelumne River Canyon, north of Frog Lake

• 199 acres, 5% contained

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