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Dozens of Marin Firefighters from every local fire department are deployed across California battling wildfires.  Extreme fire weather conditions have contributed to rapidly growing wildfires in nearly every county in California.  Marin is no exception - complete your defensible space, harden your home, and prepare for evacuation TODAY before it's too late.  

As California's fire season is fully underway, there are approximately 5,000 firefighters out battling 14 large blazes across the state as of Sunday. Cal Fire officials say they are anticipating thunderstorms in parts of the state as a low-pressure trough brings a slight cooling trend.

"In the northern region, the high will shift southeast today and allow a Pacific low pressure trough to reach the Northern California Coast and the Pacific Northwest," Cal Fire officials said Sunday. "The trough will move slowly northeast, leaving early in the week. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible in far northern areas today through Tuesday."

Along with some slightly cooler temperatures, fire crews are also expecting stronger winds in the northern and eastern areas of California.

"In the southern region, thunderstorm activity will increase over the mountains and deserts today as moisture increases around high pressure centered over the Southwestern states," according to Cal Fire. "A weak disturbance in the flow may bring some shower and thunderstorm activity to the coastal and valley locations of Southern California. Temperatures will then cool a couple degrees each day through Wednesday."


The state's firefighting agency reminded Californians that embers from wildfires can travel up to a mile away and ignite new fires. That's why it's so important to make sure your home is "...hardened and ready to defend itself against a wildfire."

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Courtesy of Cal Fire, here are the main fires of interest that crews are fighting as of Sunday, July 9:


***CAL FIRE INCIDENTS:


Wall Fire, Butte County (more info…)

Chinese Wall Rd, 5 miles north of Bangor

  • 4,400 acres, 17% contained
  • Evacuations remain in effect

Winter Fire, Yolo County (more info…)

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

  • 2,269 acres, 75% contained

Fay Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)

Highway 3 and Fay Lane, 7 miles south of Etna

  • 469 acres, 85% contained

Axel Fire, El Dorado County, NEW

Axel Ct. and Barrister Ct., Rescue

  • 100 acres brush, 50% contained

Parkfield Fire, Monterey County, NEW

Vineyard Canyon Rd, 25 miles west of Parkfield

  • 1500 acres, 30% contained

Willow Fire, Contra Costa County, NEW (more info...)

Springwood Ct. and California St., Rodeo

  • 370 acres grass, 90% contained

West Fire, Yuba County, NEW

Camp Far West Rd and Wichita Way, east of Olivehurst

  • 50 acres oak-woodland and brush, 90% contained

Deer Complex, Contra Costa County, FINAL

Deer Valley Rd and Marsh Creek Rd, west of Brentwood

  • 231 acres brush, 100% contained

Banderilla Fire, Mariposa County FINAL

Banderilla Drive at Hildalgo Street, north of Hayward

  • 36 acres, 100% contained

Tower Fire, San Luis Obispo County FINAL

Hwy 101 at Mount Lowe Road

  • 58 acres, 100% contained

***UNIFIED COMMAND FIRES:


Alamo Fire, San Luis Obispo County (more info…)

Highway 166 at Alamo Creek Road, east of Santa Maria

  • 23,867 acres, 10% contained

Bryant Fire, San Bernardino County

Highway 38 at Bryant, west of Yucaipa

  • 74 acres, 75% contained

***FEDERAL INCIDENTS:


Whittier Fire, Santa Barbara County, NEW (more info…)

Lake Cachuma area, south of Hwy 154

  • 7,800 acres, 5% contained

Island Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)

14 miles west of Etna in the Marble Mountain Wilderness

  • 567 acres

Schaeffer Fire, Tulare County (more info…)

17 miles north of Kernville

  • 14,342 acres, 11% contained

Mart Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)

Highland Ave at Highway 330

  • 670 acres, 95% contained

Silver Fire, San Bernardino County (more info…)

Silverwood Lake Area

  • 13 acres, 60% contained
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