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Over 11,700 firefighters are battling 9 large wildfires in California

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 15:29:03-04
Over 11,700 firefighters are battling 9 large wildfires in California. While good progress is being made on several fronts, a new wildfire ignited yesterday in Siskiyou County and quickly forced hundreds to evacuate. 
 
Temperatures across the state are beginning to slightly heat up, and combined with breezy conditions, fire risk will be high. A Red Flag Warning has been issued for parts of Siskiyou, Del Norte and Humboldt due to gusty winds and low humidity this morning.
 
95% of all wildfires that CAL FIRE responds to are sparked by the activity of people. This means almost every wildfire is preventable if residents just take a little extra caution outdoors. Use powered equipment when it's still cool outside, before 10 a.m. One Less Spark, means One Less Wildfire. Learn more tips on how to prevent a wildfire at www.ReadyForWildfire.org. 
 
Fires of Interest:
 
 **CAL FIRE Incidents**
Clayton Fire, Lake County
Off Hwy 29, Lower Lake area
 3,929 acres & 98% contained 
 All evacuations have been lifted  
 300 structures destroyed, 20 structures damaged
 
Chimney Fire, San Luis Obispo County
South of Lake Nacimiento
 43,633 acres & 39% contained 
 Evacuations in effect  
 65 structures destroyed
 
Tulley Fire, Humboldt County
Off Hwy 169, 6 miles north of Weitchpec
 505 acres & 10% contained
 Evacuations in effect  
 Hwy 169 closed from Weitchpec to McKinnon Hill Rd
 
Grade Fire, Siskiyou County
Off Hwy 263, 2 miles north of Yreka
 400 acres & 5% contained
 Evacuations in effect  
 Hwy 263 closed in the fire area
 
 
 **Unified Command Incidents**
Rey Fire, Santa Barbara County
Paradise Road, north of Santa Barbara
Unified Command: CAL FIRE, USFS and Santa Barbara County Fire
 31,505 acres & 39% contained
 Evacuations in effect
 
Soberanes Fire, Monterey County
Big Sur area
Unified Command: CAL FIRE, USFS and Monterey County Sheriff's Office  
 90,602 acres & 60% contained 
 Evacuations in effect   
 68 structures destroyed including 57 residences
 
**Federal Incidents**
Cedar Fire, Kern County
US Forest Service - Sequoia National Forest
Northwest of Lake Isabella, Cedar Creek Campground
 26,135 acres, 15% contained
 
Tule Fire, Tulare County
US Forest Service - Sequoia National Forest
Hwy 190, 4 miles northeast of Springville
 395 acres, 70% contained
 
Mokelumne Fire, Alpine County
US Forest Service - Stanislaus National Forest
Mokelumne River Canyon, north of Frog Lake
 152 acres, 2% contained