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|November 17, 2017|
Fire fights heat up in Northern California
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Although things on the Southern California fire front have quieted, the fight continues on the fire lines in Central and Northern California.
More than 9500 firefighters continue to battle 24 large wildfires throughout the state.
In the Southland, the Palmer fire west of Beaumont has been contained. CalFire has not said if they have identified those with illegal fireworks who started it.
The La Tuna fire in Los Angeles County is on the verge of containment after it consumed four homes.
In Northern California, two fires in Siskiyou County are the state’s largest. They have covered more than 161,000 acres and are nowhere near containment.
Fires in Trinity, Tulare, Madera and Santa Barbara counties have each surpassed 10,000 acres. The Helena Fire in Trinity has become the most destructive with 72 homes and 61 outbuildings destroyed. Evacuations remain in effect.
Governor Brown has issued emergency proclamations for Butte, Los Angeles, and Trinity counties due to the effects of the Ponderosa Fire, La Tuna Fire, and Helena Fire.
Story Date: September 10, 2017