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Southern California Fires Fueled by Winds

Strong Winds Fan Flames of Southern California Fires

Over 8,500 firefighters have made significant progress on the wildfires burning in southern California.  As containment lines continue to be reinforced, many evacuations have been lifted.  To date, these six fires have burned more than 175,000 acres and destroyed 793 structures.

Above normal temperatures will accompany the winds and low humidity this weekend.  Another round of stronger, offshore winds is expected tonight into Sunday with east-northeast winds of 20-35mph with gusts approaching 60mh.  Northern California remains dry, with above average daytime temperatures and cold nights.

You've taken steps to keep your family and home fire safe. Don't forget your pets and livestock. With some advance planning, you can increase their chances of surviving a wildland fire. 

Fires of Note:

Lilac Fire, San Diego County 
• 4,100 acres, 20% contained
• Evacuations and road closures in effect
• CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 1 (Gouvea) assigned

Thomas Fire, Ventura County 
Santa Paula
• 148,000 acres, 15% contained
• Evacuations and road closures in effect
• 15,000 homes threatened, over 88,000 residents evacuated
• CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4 (Derum) assigned

Creek Fire, Los Angeles County 
Kagel Canyon
• 15,619 acres, 80% contained
• CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 5 (Bravo) assigned
Rye Fire, Los Angeles County 
Santa Clarita
• 6,049 acres, 65% contained
• CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 6 (Estes) assigned
Liberty Fire, Riverside County 
• 300 acres, 90% contained
Skirball Fire, Los Angeles County 
North of Brentwood
• 475 acres, 50% contained

Placer County News Headlines

BottleRock Napa Valley 2018 Lineup and Single Day Passes NAPA, CA- Single day general admission and VIP passes for the sixth annual BottleRock Napa Valley music, wine, food and craft brew festival, presented by JaM Cellars on May 25 - 27, 2018

Toyota C-HR, a stylish new subcompact SUV unveiledRoseville, CA- The all-new 2018 Toyota C-HR, a subcompact crossover sport utility vehicle that is similar to a hatchback.

Roseville Gas Prices Up: Where You Can Save MoneyRoseville, CA,- Residents in Roseville and throughout Placer County have watched as gas prices have pushed upward to being the new year.

WJU Warriors Clinch First Conference Win over HopeROCKLIN, Calif. - The Lady Warriors took Horton Court for the second time this week, last taking on No. 1 in the nation,

Roseville Teacher Under Investigation for Sexual Harassment Following ArticleRoseville, CA- An email went out this morning in Roseville addressing concerns over a Roseville teacher who is under investigation relating to allegations of sexual harassment and unprofessional behavior

Placer County Appoints New CEOAuburn, CA,- Following a nationwide search, Placer County has selected Todd Leopold as its new county executive officer.

Rocklin completes purchase of former Sunset Whitney Golf ClubRocklin, CA,- The City of Rocklin has completed the purchase of approximately 184 acres of land that was previously the site of the Rocklin Golf Club

Former Roseville Mayor Rocky Rockholm DiesRoseville, CA,- Former Roseville Mayor and Placer County District I Supervisor F.C. "Rocky" Rockholm passed away yesterday after a short illness at the age of 73.

3,200 False Burglar Alarms in Roseville in One YearThe Roseville Police Department responded to approximately 3,200 false burglar alarms in 2016. That's an average of 8.75 service calls every day of the year for a non-crime purpose

Placer SPCA Searches for the Hero Next DoorRoseville, Calif. - Placer SPCA is seeking nominations for the 2018 Hero Awards, to be presented at the 17th Annual Funny Bones Comedy Show & Awards Night

Placer Community Foundation's 2018 Scholarship Applications Placer Community Foundation invites local high school seniors and current college students to apply for scholarship awards for the 2018-2019 year

BottleRock Napa Valley Sells Out of 3-Day Festival PassesNAPA, CA - January 9, 2018: BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has announced that all 3-day passes for the sixth annual music, wine, food and craft brew festival have sold out.

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