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California Statewide Fire Summary

Posted: May 5, 2013 10:58 a.m.
Updated: May 5, 2013 10:58 a.m.
 

A change in the weather aided firefighters in their efforts of containment on the half dozen wildfires across California. Cooler temperatures, higher humidity and diminished winds have all provided more favorable weather conditions for firefighters. As the winds have died down, the Red Flag Warnings for high fire danger have expired. Over 4,000 firefighters remain on the frontlines of the major wildfires burning in California. Gusty winds in Riverside County fanned a new fire, while three other fires were able to be fully contained.

Today marks the beginning of Wildfire Awareness Week. Every year the first full week of May is proclaimed Wildfire Awareness Week and CAL FIRE is taking advantage of week to remind residents of the dangers from wildfires and the simple steps they can take to prepare for them. In past years Wildfire Awareness Week was a reminder of the approaching fire season, but with the significant increase in fire activity already seen this year, this is an important reminder that fire season is already here. For more on Wildfire Awareness Week visit www.fire.ca.gov.

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Springs Fire, Ventura County

Southeast of Camarillo

* 28,000 acres - 60% contained
* All evacuations have been lifted

* Full containment expected Monday, May 6

Panther Fire, Tehama County

8 miles northwest of Butte Meadows

* 6,864 acres - 40% contained
* A CAL FIRE Incident Management Team has been assigned

Gorgonio Fire, Riverside County

Highway 243, south of Banning

* 650 acres - 30% contained

306 Fire, Glenn County
2 miles south of Elk Creek
* 217 acres – 95% contained
* Full containment expected today

Summit Fire, Riverside County

Mias Canyon and Bluff Rd in Banning

* 3,166 acres - 100% contained

Cedar Fire, Butte County

South of Butte Meadows

* 72 acres - 100% contained

For the latest on the fires visit www.fire.ca.gov or follow us on twitter at @CAL_FIRE.

**Local Incidents**

Chevy Chase Fire, Los Angeles County

Glendale Fire Department

Hwy 134 and Hwy 2, City of Glendale
* 75 acres – 100% contained

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