California Wildfires Burn More than 90k Acres in 2024

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22 Jun 2024 9:40 AM

Multiple large fires are burning in the Southwest U.S. forcing numerous evacuations in California, New Mexico, and Arizona. The fire weather threat is highest during the afternoons while gusty winds and dry conditions are most elevated. Be mindful of ANYTHING that could spark a wildfire throughout the day - any flame can spread quickly! This year has already been a busy one for California wildfire season with over 90k acres already burned - 95% of fires are human-caused.

The largest fires burning in California currently are the Sites Fire NW of Sacramento and the Post Fire in Los Angeles County. The good news is that containment on both fires is growing. The Sites Fire started Monday, June 17th in northern California and has burned nearly 20K acres with 25% containment as of Friday morning. Evacuation orders remain in effect for the Leesville to Huffmaster area.

The Post Fire started burning Saturday, June 15th during the afternoon and has burned 16k+ acres. Firefighters are working hard to continue to extinguish this fire by "working to establish perimeter fire lines around the fire's edges". Over 1,500 firefighters are fighting this blaze. Evacuation Orders are in effect for multiple areas surrounding Gorman, CA. The most up-to-date information is available from L.A. County Alerts.

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