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California Fires Near Containment: May 20th Update



Firefighters continue to make good progress towards full containment on the remaining three large wildfires burning in San Diego County. Full containment is expected on the fires over the next couple days.

 Cooler weather across much of the state has drought the fire danger level back to a more normal level for this time of year. As thunderstorms moved over California, CAL FIRE increased its staffing in areas of Northern California in case of any lightning sparked wildfires. It appears that those areas have seen light rain, which has helped reduce the threat of new fires. Later in the week the weather is expected to change and bring much warmer and drier weather.

As California is well into fire season, its critical that all residents be prepared. CAL FIRE asks everyone to remember "Ready, Set Go!". Be "Ready" by maintaining 100 feet of Defensible Space around your home. Be "Set" by having a wildfire action plan and knowing what you would take if evacuated. Lastly, "Go!" early when a wildfire approaches or you are asked to evacuate. For more information on "Ready, Set, Go!" visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.  

CAL FIRE Incidents

Cocos Fire, San Diego County
Village Drive and Twin Oaks Road, San Marcos
CAL FIRE/San Marcos Fire/Elfin Forest Springs Fire
* 1,995 acres - 93% contained
* Full containment expected on May 22
* A CAL FIRE Incident Management Team has been assigned 

Federal Incidents

Pulgas Fire, San Diego County
Camp Pendleton Fire Department
Northbound I-5 at Las Pulgas Rd, north of Oceanside 
* 14,416 acres - 99% contained

San Mateo Fire, San Diego County
Camp Pendleton Fire Department
Northwest side of Camp Pendleton at the Naval Weapons Station
*1,457 acres - 99% contained

* CAL FIRE is assisting





Placer County News Headlines

Placer County Transit to Takeover Lincoln Bus ServicePlacer County Transit is scheduled to take over operations of the City of Lincoln's fixed-route bus service beginning July 1.

Roseville Crime Report Digest Update (2.26.15)The Roseville weekly crime report digest update for February 26, 2015.

Roseville Celebrity Chili Cook-Off March 20th2015 Roseville Celebrity Chili Cook-Off will be held on Friday, March 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Maidu Community Center in Roseville

50 Days of the Dead: BerthaGrateful Dead play an acclaimed show across from the Big Apple in Jersey City, NJ. This version of Bertha captured on August 6, 1974

Ecological Benefits of Large, Intense Wildland FiresAs the California drought continues, with the severity deemed extreme or exceptional, we are all bracing for an early and intense fire season

Gas Prices: Get Ready for IncreaseThe transition from 'winter blend' to 'summer blend' gasoline always brings increases in retail gasoline prices, but nothing you've seen over the past year is likely to match

Free Catalytic Converter Etching in RocklinA free catalytic converter etching event on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Sierra College Auto Club

$1.6 Million Energy Efficiency Retrofit Contract SigningFolsom Lake Ford expects to save big on a $1.6 million energy efficiency retrofit and solar project made available through the City of Folsom's green energy financing program

Roseville Police Capture Murder Suspect Following Oakmont LockdownThe lockdown at Oakmont High School has now been lifted.

Patrons Club Invites Public on March 2The Patrons Club, a volunteer arm of the Sierra College Foundation, invites the public and those interested in becoming members of the organization

Roseville Jogger Fights Off Attacker on TrailsWoman attacked on Roseville trails. At 5:20 a.m. this morning a woman was attacked as she ran on the walking/biking trail near Summerhill Park, in the Highland Reserve

Eat Pancakes, Help Sick Children on March 2On Monday, March 2, pancake lovers can eat their fill of short-stack pancakes and make a donation to support sick and injured children at UC Davis Children's Hospital


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