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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

California Wildland Fires Quick Look

 The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warning which remains in effect from 1100 today to 2000 hrs PDT Thursday.

Hot temperatures will continue over the region through Thursday, except for the coastal areas. Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees warmer than average with most inland valley and foothill locations having maximum temperatures between 100 and 110 degrees.

CA-TCU-Seven Fire, Tuolumne County, Near Don Pedro Reservoir, 840 acres, 50% contained.
Location: Paseo Seven Legends Rd, east of La Grange Rd (Near Lake Don Pedro Resevoir)
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800 acres, head of the fire has bumped the lake halting forward progress.

CA-MNF-Mill Fire. 16,000 acres, 35% contained as of 0600 this morning.
133 structures threatened in Stonyford, Fout Springs, and Board Camp Springs.

CA-LNU-Sites Complex. 4,185 acres, 70% contained. Colusa County, Cal Fire ICT 4 
west of Maxwell, Incident Base Camp @ Colusa County Fairgrounds, Two firefighters have suffered heat-related injuries.
The Mendocino National Forest issued a closure order for all roads and trails in the recreation area outside Stonyford on the south central portion of the Grindstone Ranger

CA-BDF-Panorama Fire 75 acres and 100 % contained last night @1900 hrs

CA-BEU-Turkey Fire Monterey County, 15 miles SE of Parkfield, 2700 acres, 100 % contained


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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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