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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

Monophonics Sure is Funky at TerrapinSan Rafael,CA- As the mercury pushed into the 70's this past Friday, music fans began slowly dancing their way toward Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael.

Storms Bring Good News for Water SupplyAUBURN, Calif. - Despite a dry start to 2018, storms in late March and early April have produced above-average precipitation in the watersheds that source Placer County Water Agency's

PCF Awards $18,000 in Grants to Promote Civil Discourse(Auburn, Calif.) - Open dialogue and communication are key elements in maintaining a healthy, connected community. To encourage debate, Placer Community Foundation

Dog Abandoned in Roseville under Inhumane CircumstancesRoseville, Calif. - A dog was found abandoned in a corner of the Atlantic Street Pet Emergency Center parking lot under terribly inhumane circumstances

Sun City Roseville Harmonicoots 2018 JamboreeRoseville, CA- This year, the Harmonicoots will honor all women harmonica players throughout the world at their Jamboree-scheduled for Thursday, May 8, 2018

Roseville Gas Prices Hold Steady Past Week Roseville, CA,- Roseville gas prices were relatively flat this past week, but remain at levels pushing near 2014 levels at some locations

Successful Transitions for Young Adults with Neurodevelopmental DisordersSacramento, CA- For many people with disabilities, the excitement of life after high school is accompanied by challenges with finding and receiving the services and supports

Passport Weekend Spectacular Fun in Fair PlayFair Play, CA- California is always full of surprise. This weekend marked our return to El Dorado Wines Passport Weekend.

Growing Weed in Placer County? Rules and ComplianceAuburn, CA - With Placer County's cannabis ordinance now in effect for over a year, county staff will host three drop-in meetings in May to answer questions about rules for cannabis cultivation

2018 Volkswagen SportWagen provides versatilityRoseville, CA,- Versatility is the 2018 Volkswagen SportWagen's main calling card, yet it has other enviable qualities that make it a good choice for car buyers.

Fundraiser in honor of Roseville transplant patientApril is Donate Life Month, but for Roseville resident Jason Crutchley, it's another month spent hoping he will receive a second chance at life.

Construction and Trades Job Fair this SaturdaySacramento, CA- For the fourth year in a row, the North State Building Industry Foundation will hold its annual Skilled Trades Job Fair this Saturday, April 21.


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