10,000+ firefighters battling 23 large wildfires in California.


Strong high pressure will continue to be over the northern region. Temperatures will be a few degrees cooler, but still above normal. Afternoon low relative humidity will still be at 8-14% for most areas. The high will gradually lose its influence on the northern region this week as the remains of Tropical Storm Lidia moves off shore. Moisture will begin to increase and conditions will become more unstable. This will lead to a few days of possible isolated thunderstorm development or even some light showers at times this week. Temperatures will be cooling to near normal for the latter half of the week. Southeast to south flow aloft will bring isolated to scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms to the mountains and deserts of the southern region through this weekend. Isolated showers will occur over the coastal and valley areas due to moisture from the remains of Tropical Storm Lidia. The southern region will be sitting between a high pressure over the Great Basin and Four Corners area and weak low pressure off the California coast through this weekend. This will cause near normal temperatures and humid conditions across most of the region through this weekend.


Motorists are responsible for many of the wildfires sparked along our roadways.  Nearly all these fire starts could be prevented by following safety rules that include practicing safe towing, no dragging parts, checking tire pressure, and properly maintaining brakes. Don’t drive your vehicle onto dry grass or brush. hot exhaust pipes and mufflers can start fires that you won’t even see. For current fire information, visit www.fire.ca.gov.


Margarita Fire, San Luis Obispo County
Santa Margarita Lake Rd. & W. Pozo Rd., 7 miles SE of Santa Margarita
á 120 acres, 61% contained
á Structures threatened


Parkfield Fire, Fresno County FINAL
Hwy 198 & Mineral Springs Rd., 9 miles west of Coalinga
á 70 acres brush, 100% contained
 
Peak Fire, Mariposa County 
Indian Peak Rd & Usona Rd, 9 miles southeast of Mariposa
á 680 acres, 50% contained
á Evacuations in the fire area
á Continued structures threatened


Pleasant Fire, Nevada County
Highway 49 & Pleasant Valley Road, 1 mile south of North San Juan
State DPA, SRA, Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit
á 392 acres, 95% contained


Ponderosa Fire, Butte County
Ponderosa way & Lumpkin road, 2 miles NW of Forbestown
á 4,016 acres, 76% contained
á 46 structures destroyed (32 residences and 14 outbuildings), damage assessment ongoing


Helena Fire, Trinity County
Hwy 299 near town of Helena, 5 miles NW of Junction City
Unified Command CAL FIRE and USFS
á 11,013 acres, 14% contained
á 133 structures destroyed (72 residences and 61 outbuildings), 8 structures damaged
á Structure threat and evacuations orders remain in effect


Salmon August Complex Fire, Siskiyou County
Bear Wallow Pk., Marble Mountain Wilderness, 5 miles W of Etna
Unified Command CAL FIRE and USFS
á 58,487 acres, 14% contained


Pier Fire, Tulare County
Highway 190 at Wishon, 7 miles east of Springville
Unified command CAL FIRE, USFS, and Tulare County Fire
á 17,980 acres, 10% contained
á Continued structure threat
á Mandatory evacuation orders remain in place


Palmer Fire, Riverside County
Oak Valley Pkwy & Palmer Ave., west of Beaumont
Unified Command CAL FIRE and Redlands City
á 3,800 acres, 50% contained
á Evacuation orders and warnings in place


Mission, Vegetation Fire, Madera County 
Mission Dr. & Italian Bar Rd., 2 miles east of North Fork
Unified command CAL FIRE and Sierra National Forest
á 875 acres grass and brush, 8% contained
á Evacuation orders in place for Cascadel Woods area


Bally Fire, Santa Clara County NAME CHANGE (previously Ballybunion)
Ballybunion Ct, Gilroy
Unified Command CAL FIRE and Gilroy Fire Department
á 100 acres, 35% contained


La Tuna Fire, Los Angeles County
Lowell Av & I-210, Verdugo Hills, Los Angeles City
Unified Command Burbank and LA City, Glendale
á 7,194 acres, 70% contained


Federal Incidents


Mills Fire, Plumas County FINAL
US Forest Service – Plumas National Forest
á 79 acres, 100% contained


Caldwell Fire, Kern County
US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest
á 1,319 acres, 90% contained


Railroad Fire, Madera County
US Forest Service – Sierra National Forest
á 10,734 acres, 23% contained


Slinkard Fire, Mono County
Antelope Fire Protection District/Owens Valley District BLM
á 9,093 acres, 74% contained
á Structures threatened


South Fork Fire, Mariposa County
Yosemite National Park
á 6,800 acres, 47% contained


Eclipse Complex (CA-KNF-6098), Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
á 86,910 acres, 25% contained.


Bradley Fire, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Shasta-Trinity National Forest
á 54 acres, 70% contained


Young Fire, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
á 2,500 acres


Warner Mountain Lightning, Modoc County,
US Forest Service – Modoc National Forest
á 210 acres


Empire Fire, Mariposa County
Yosemite National Park
á 4,914acres, 55% contained


Orleans Complex, Siskiyou County
US Forest Service – Six Rivers National Forest
á 17,602 acres, 53% contained


Clear Fire, Siskiyou  County
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
á 6,701 acres, 77% contained


Whittier Fire, Santa Barbara County
US Forest Service – Los Padres National Forest
á 18,430 acres, 87% contained

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