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By Lynnette Round
CalFire Sources 

More than 5,200 firefighters are battling 14 wildfires throughout California

Clouds will increase over the north, with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm near the Oregon State line late today into early Wednesday

 

Clouds will increase over the north, with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm near the Oregon State line late today into early Wednesday

7/05/16: More than 5,200 firefighters are battling 14 wildfires throughout California. A low pressure trough over the West Coast will deepen through early Wednesday then move east. Clouds will increase over the north, with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm near the Oregon State line late today into early Wednesday. A weak high pressure ridge will follow, but the next trough will approach the region by late Thursday.

This trough will produce about the same results as the current one, a cooling trend with more clouds and increasing southwest to northwest winds. Temperatures will be near normal today In Southern California, a calm weather pattern is expected this week as a pair of weak troughs stay over the Pacific Northwest. The troughs will maintain a dry southwesterly flow with onshore flows. Westerly afternoon winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph will surface across the mountain ridges and desert passes through this weekend.

In California, wildfires aren't a question of if, but only a question of when. If you choose to live near a natural area of the state, you are at risk for wildfires and it's your responsibility to prepare yourself, your family, and your home. Being prepared includes a wildfire action plan, along with an emergency supply kit for you, your family and your pets. For detailed information, go to ReadyForWildfire.org.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Frame Fire, Fresno County, NEW

Hwy 198 and Frame Ln, 14 miles west of Coalinga

· 145 acres grass, brush, 25% contained

· 1 structure destroyed

Broken Fire, Madera County,NEW

Hwy 41 and Hummingbird Ln, One mile east of Coarsegold

· 103 acres grass, oak woodland, 80% contained

· All threats mitigated

Curry Fire, Fresno County

Curry Mountain and Hwy 198, 7 miles southwest of Coalinga

· 2,944 acres grass, brush, 95% contained

Deer Fire, Kern County

Hwy 223 and Deertrail Rd., 6 miles east of Arvin

· 1,785 acres grass, brush, 80% contained

· All Evacuations lifted

Appaloosa Fire, Calaveras County

Appaloosa Rd. and Pinto Dr., 5 miles southwest of Angels Camp

· 310 acres grass, brush, 75% contained

**Unified Command Incidents**

Trailhead Fire, Placer and El Dorado Counties

Near Todd Valley, Foresthill

· 5,565 acres brush and slash, 50% contained

· All mandatory evacuations have been lifted

· Minimal fire activity overnight

Erskine Fire, Kern County

Lake Isabella area

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

· 48,019 acres, 95% Contained

Sherpa Fire, Santa Barbara County

West of Goleta

Unified Command: USFS and Santa Barbara County Fire

· 7,474 acres, 96% Contained

San Gabriel Complex, Los Angeles County

North of Duarte and Azusa

Unified Command: USFS & LA County Fire

· 5,399 acres, 96% contained

· Two separate fires: Fish Fire (4,253 acres/96%) and Reservoir Fire (1,146 acres/96%)

**Federal Incidents**

Mile Post 21.68 Fire, Humboldt County,

1mile south of Weitchpec, North of Hoopa

· 40 acres brush, timber, 20% contained

· Continued commitment of CAL FIRE ground resources

Pine, Ventura County

San Guillermo Mountain, 6 miles Southwest of Stauffer, Federal DPA, FRA

· 1,814 acres brush, timber, 15% contained

NASA Image of California fires

Marina Fire, Mono County

Near Lee Vining

US Forest Service - Inyo National Forest

· 654 acres, 95% contained

· CAL FIRE ground resources assisting

Pony Fire, Siskiyou County

15 miles southwest of Happy Camp

US Forest Service - Klamath National Forest

· 2,858 acres, 90% contained

 

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