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Warming trend means California's lethal fire season not over

Stagecoach Fire
Posted at 11:55 AM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 14:58:24-04

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cool weather and light drizzle in some places provided relief for firefighters working to increase containment of numerous wildfires across California on Saturday.

State fire officials say several wildfires are over 95% contained, but full containment likely won't be reached without rain. The prospect of significant weekend rain is fading, and the forecast for dry and warming conditions starting on Sunday indicates that the state’s lethal fire season is far from over.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says California historically experiences some of the most devastating wildfires in September and October.

It is urging residents to stay alert.