California Fires Continue to Burn, Smoky Skies for Residents
3 large fires continue to burn across the state of California. The Mendocino Complex Fire, Carr Fire and Ferguson Fire with the Perry Fire burning close-by in western Nevada.
All fires have fairly low containment at 22-33% with 8 fatalities reported as of 6:30AM August 1st in California. Smoke is an issue for people near the fires with air quality alerts out for the The San Joaquin Valley until the fires are extinguished. Smoke from the fires can be seen across most of California, Nevada and even parts of Oregon. A few more fires to the E are creating smoky conditions for N AZ, Utah, W Colorado and NW New Mexico.
For Weather Nation: Meteorologist Emily Roehler