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Fires Plague Southern California


Over the past couple of days the state's fire activity has been extremely high as drought conditions and strong Santa Ana winds have plagued Southern California.

Yesterday CAL FIRE responded to nearly three dozen wildfires, eight of which remain active as gusty winds continue to pose a challenge.  

Already this year, CAL FIRE has responded to over 100 percent more wildfires than on average, and May's fire activity only has continued that trend. Fortunately, CAL FIRE began its transition into fire season several months earlier than normal and in Southern California fire season really never ended as CAL FIRE kept its seasonal staffing and aircraft available all winter long.

Much of Southern California remains under a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger due to the Santa Ana winds and low humidity, which is expected to last through today. While firefighters continue to battle eight active wildfires, the public is urged to be extra cautious outdoors in order to help prevent additional fires. Here are some additional steps Californians should take during the high fire danger day.

 Fires of Interest:

 **CAL FIRE Incidents**

 Cocos Fire, San Diego County
Village Drive and Twin Oaks Road, San Marcos
* 800 acres - 5% contained
* Evacuations in effect

Bernardo Fire, San Diego County
southwest of Rancho Bernardo
* 1,548 acres - 75% contained
* All evacuations have been lifted

Highway Fire, San Diego County
off Old Hwy 395 and I-15 in the Deer Springs area 
* 500 acres - 40% contained
* All evacuations have been lifted

Miguelito Fire, Santa Barbara County
off Santa Miguelito Canyon Road in Lompoc 
* 632 acres - 90% contained
* All evacuations have been lifted

Fiddler Fire, Shasta County
Off Perla Rd & Fiddlers Rd in Igo
* 40 acres - 50% contained 

**More Incidents** 

Poinsettia Fire, San Diego County
Carlsbad Fire Department
off Poinsettia Ln & Alicante Rd in Carlsbad 
* 400 acres - 60% contained
* CAL FIRE is assisting

Aurora Fire, San Diego County
Lakeside Fire Department
Highway 8 and Aurora Dr, Lakeside 
* 17 acres - 100% contained 

**Federal Incidents**

Tomahawk Fire, San Diego County
Camp Pendleton Fire Department
Eastside of Camp Pendleton, west of Fallbrook 
* 6,000 acres - 20% contained

Freeway Fire, San Diego County
Camp Pendleton Fire Department
Camp Pendleton - Naval Weapons Station
* 50 acres

* CAL FIRE is assisting


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