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California Fire Updates (7.14.17)

Approximately 7,500 firefighters are battling 13 large wildfires in California.

In the northern region, the Four Corners high will push westward even more so today and hang over the region with rather hot, mostly dry weather this weekend, with the warmest inland areas around 107. The chance of isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms will increase a bit over the northwest mountains and eastern areas near the Nevada border Friday and linger in those areas Saturday. The thunderstorms will likely produce a mix of wet and dry lightning. Strong winds will be at a minimum through the weekend, although a noticeable increase in southwest afternoon wind speeds is likely Sunday.

In the southern region, A strong ridge of high pressure is expected to bring a return of hot, humid weather this weekend. Temperatures will begin to climb, and by the weekend highs will be up to 105 in the valleys and lower foothills.

The San Joaquin Valley will see readings close to 110 with desert temperatures up to 115. Surface gradients will trend northerly which will result in northwest afternoon winds of 15-25 mph along the Central Coast this weekend. North winds of 10-20 mph with gusts over 30 mph may develop Friday night and again Saturday night in Santa Barbara County. Temperatures will remain warm with poor relative humidity recovery in this region during the overnight hours this weekend.

CAL FIRE Incidents

Wall Fire, Butte County
Chinese Wall Rd, 5 miles north of Bangor
· 6,033 acres, 95% contained
· All evacuation warnings, orders and road closures have been lifted

Garza Fire, Kings County
8.5 miles east of Parkfield near the Monterey, Kings County Line
· 39,214 acres, 43% contained
Quail, Vegetation Fire, Calaveras County, Update 
Oak Hill Dr. & Quail Oaks Rd. Community of Valley Springs
∙ 59 acres grass and brush, 90% contained

Lariat  Fire, Santa Clara County FINAL
Lariat Ln & Claitor Way, 6 miles NE of San Jose
∙ 101 acres, brush 100% contained
Navajo Fire, Riverside County  NEW/FINAL
West 7th Street & Park Ave, Perris
∙ 10 acres, 100% contained
Washington Fire, Riverside County  NEW/FINAL
Fields Drive X Patterson Road, Winchester
∙ 32 acres, 100% contained

Unified Command

Whittier Fire, Santa Barbara County
Lake Cachuma area, south of Hwy 154
· 13,199 acres, 52% contained

Alamo Fire, San Luis Obispo County
Highway 166 at Alamo Creek Road, east of Santa Maria
· 28,687 acres, 90% contained

Jennings Fire, San Diego County  FINAL
I-8 and Old Hwy 80, Community of Lakeside 
· 400 acres, 100% contained

Federal Incidents

Island Fire, Siskiyou County
14 miles west of Etna in the Marble Mountain Wilderness
· 1,069 acres

Schaeffer Fire, Tulare County
17 miles north of Kernville
· 16,002 acres, 61% contained
Mart Fire, San Bernardino County
Highland Ave at Highway 330
· 670 acres, 95% contained
Farad Fire, Sierra County
CA/NV Stateline, 12 miles NE of Truckee
· 747 acres, 58% contained
Long Valley Fire, Lassen County 
Hwy 395 x Cowboy Joe Rd, 3 miles north of Doyle
· 31,000 acres, 20% contained

Hidden, Vegetation Fire, San Bernardino County
Hwy 330, 1 mile north of Highland
Federal DPA, FRA, San Bernardino National Forest
∙ 34 acres grass and brush, 70% contained

Silver Fire, San Bernardino County
Silverwood Lake Area
· 13 acres, 80% contained
Dobe Fire, Modoc County
Silverwood Lake Area
· 410 acres, 50% contained

Placer County News Headlines

Holiday in the Hills on the Placer Wine Trail in DecemberRoseville, CA, - Come join us and help celebrate the holidays on the Placer Wine Trail to benefit Toys for Tots. Enjoy the holidays in Placer County

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Comes to Life at This EventSacramento, Calif. - Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday tale "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" will come to life at Fairytale Town's annual Winter Wonderland event.

California Bowl in Roseville November 24- 26Roseville, CA - Nov. 16, 2017 -One of the most competitive and exciting youth football tournaments on the west coast returns to Roseville over Thanksgiving weekend.

Kids with Disabilities to Get Help with Telemedicine Program (Sacramento, Calif.) - The UC Davis Department of Pediatrics has received a $2 million, five-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to fund a new telemedicine program

Gun Scare in Roseville at Woodcreek HighRoseville, CA, - Roseville Police find loaded handgun following alert from Woodcreek High Students.

Ford can 'Focus' on its futureRoseville, CA,- Not many people are probably aware, but the Ford Focus has been among the top-selling cars in the world, and even held the top spot in 2013.

$1.5 Million in Grants for Sacramento-area NonprofitsRoseville, CA,- Kaiser Permanente has awarded 52 grants totaling more than $1.5 million to local not-for-profit organizations, schools and public entities in Sacramento, Yolo and Placer counties.

Roseville Gas Prices Up 20 Percent Year from Last YearRoseville, CA,- Gas prices in Roseville ticked up slightly this past week. Following on the heels on California's $5 billion a year gas tax hike

Holiday Safety Tips by Roseville Police Dept.Roseville, CA,- The holiday season is a busy and festive time. While you're busy preparing, criminals are stepping up their efforts to increase their holiday haul.

Fishing Club Monthly Breakfast in AuburnThe Rooster Tails Fishing Club monthly breakfast will be held at the Auburn Elks Lodge at 195 Pine Street in Auburn on November 17

Placer County Regional Bikeway Plan UpdateAs Placer County experiences dramatic growth in population, new homes and businesses, the popularity of cycling grows at the same time

Orange is New Pink 5K Walk for Breast CancerOrange is the New Pink 5K Walk for Breast Cancer will take place Sunday, Dec. 3 at Mandarin Hill Orchards in Penryn

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