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Weather helping, but threat from Western fires persists – Brospar Daily News

Firefighters made progress as a massive wildfire in Northern California continued to spread and threaten thousands of mountain homes on Sunday while battling a blaze that blanketed swaths of the Oregon and Washington in the smoke. Watch the video above: El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy Senior Rescue Mosquito Fire in the foothills east of Sacramento has spread nearly 65 square miles (168 square kilometers), according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), the control rate is 10%. Strong winds pushed the flames to the north and northeast, according to a report from California Fires Sunday. More than 5,800 structures are at risk in Placer and El Dorado counties, including about 11,000 residents of the communities of Foresthill and Georgetown, who have received evacuation orders. In Southern California, cooler temperatures and more precipitation Firefighters battled the massive Fairview Fire about 121 miles southeast of Los Angeles after sweltering heat last week. The 44 square mile (114 square kilometer) blaze was 45% contained as of Sunday. The fires have destroyed at least 30 homes and other structures in Riverside County. Two people died while fleeing the fire last Monday. A helicopter helping with Fairview fire operations crashed into the backyard of a residence Saturday afternoon while trying to land at the local airport, fire officials said. The pilot and two other people were not seriously injured. The southern part of the state welcomed cooler weather over the weekend as a tropical storm rolled over and calmed down from the Pacific coast, helping to end the sweltering heat that has nearly overwhelmed the state power grid. Thunderstorms remain a flood risk in the Greater Los Angeles Mountains on Sunday. But after Hurricane Kai made landfall in Mexico last week, it was quickly downgraded and weakened until it was largely gone, forecasters said. In the north, the remnants of Hurricane Kay caused flooding on Saturday, stranding about 40 vehicles and closing a section of State Highway 190 in Valley National Park in death. Five weeks ago, the park was still draining floodwaters that closed many major roads. In Washington state, firefighters are scrambling for resources to battle a blaze that started Saturday in the remote Stevens Pass area, forcing hikers to flee and evacuate mountain communities. The Bolt Creek Fire, which went unchecked on Sunday, burned nearly 12 square miles (31 square kilometers) of woods about an hour and a half east of Seattle. With limited resources, only point protection will be in place and resources will continue to mobilize the fires,” the Sunday morning incident report said. Mosquito fires in California blanketed much of the northern Sierra region in smog. California health officials have urged residents of affected areas to stay indoors as much as possible. Organizers around Lake Tahoe canceled an annual 72-mile (115 kilometer) bike ride around Lake Tahoe scheduled for Sunday because smoke from the fire exceeded 80 kilometers. Last year’s ride was canceled due to heavy smoke from another fire south of Tahoe. The cause of the mosquito fire is still under investigation. Pacific Gas & Electric said unspecified “electrical activity” occurred around the time of Tuesday’s fire report. Scientists say climate change has made the West hotter and drier over the past three years and will continue to make weather more extreme and wildfires more frequent and destructive over the past five years. , California experienced the largest and most destructive wildfire in state history. The rest of the West was not spared. At least 18 fires in Oregon and Washington state have prompted targeted evacuations and power outages near Portland as the region continues to face dry and windy conditions. Large areas of western Oregon have been choked with smoke from the fires in recent days. Air quality is expected to improve Sunday due to recirculation of overland air, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported. In South Portland, more than 3,000 residents were under new evacuation orders due to 134 square miles (347 square kilometers) of cedar. The Creek Fire burned for more than a month in Lane and Deschutes counties. Firefighters protect Oakridge, Westfir and remote homes in surrounding mountain communities. There were more than 400 square miles (1,035 square kilometers) of uncontrolled active fires and nearly 5,000 people on the ground battling fires this weekend, according to the North West Interagency Coordination Center. two northwestern states.

Firefighters made progress as a massive wildfire in Northern California continued to spread and threaten thousands of mountain homes on Sunday while battling the blaze that blanketed swaths of the Oregon and Washington State in heavy smoke.

Watch the video above: Eldorado County Sheriff’s Deputy Saves Elderly Couple From Mosquito Fire

The Mosquito Fire in the foothills east of Sacramento has spread nearly 65 square miles (168 square kilometers) with a 10% containment rate, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire.

“Cooler temperatures and higher humidity helped moderate some fire activity,” but stronger winds pushed flames north and northeast, according to an incident report from California. Fires Sunday.

More than 5,800 buildings were threatened in Placer and El Dorado counties, and about 11,000 residents of communities such as Foresthill and Georgetown were under evacuation orders.

In Southern California, cooler temperatures and precipitation led firefighters to battle the massive Fairview Fire about 121 miles southeast of Los Angeles after sweltering heat last week.

The 44 square mile (114 square kilometer) blaze was 45% contained as of Sunday. The fires have destroyed at least 30 homes and other structures in Riverside County. Two people died while fleeing the fire last Monday.

Fire officials said a helicopter helping with Operation Fairview Fire crashed into the backyard of a residence on Saturday afternoon while trying to land at the local airport. The pilot and two other people were not seriously injured.

The southern part of the state ushered in a cool weekend as a tropical storm rolled over and subsided from the Pacific coast, helping end sweltering heat that nearly overwhelmed the power grid of State.

The risk of thunderstorms and flooding persisted Sunday in the mountains of Greater Los Angeles. But after Hurricane Kay made landfall in Mexico last week, it was quickly downgraded and weakened until it was largely gone, forecasters said.

In the north, the remnants of Kay triggered flooding on Saturday, stranding about 40 cars and closing State Highway 190 in Death Valley National Park. Five weeks ago, the park was still draining floodwaters that closed many major roads.

In Washington state, firefighters have been searching for resources to fight a blaze that started Saturday in the remote Stevens Pass area, forcing hikers to flee and evacuate mountain communities. The Bolt Creek Fire, which went unchecked on Sunday, burned nearly 12 square miles (31 square kilometers) of woods about an hour and a half east of Seattle.

“The fire will continue to spread in unmanned areas. With limited resources, only point protection will be in place and resources will continue to be mobilized against the fire,” said Sunday morning’s incident report.

Mosquito fires in California blanketed much of the northern Sierra region in thick smoke. California health officials are urging residents of affected areas to stay indoors as much as possible. Lake Tahoe Tour organizers have canceled an annual 115-mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe scheduled for Sunday due to more than 80 miles of smoke from the fire. Last year’s ride was canceled due to heavy smoke from another fire south of Tahoe.

The cause of the mosquito fire is still under investigation. Pacific Gas & Electric said unspecified “electrical activity” occurred at the time of Tuesday’s fire report.

Climate change has made the West hotter and drier over the past three years and will continue to make weather more extreme and wildfires more frequent and destructive, scientists say. Over the past five years, California has experienced the largest and most destructive wildfires in state history.

Other Western countries have not been spared. At least 18 fires have been burning across Oregon and Washington state, prompting targeted evacuations and power outages near Portland as the region continues to defy dry and windy conditions.

A large area of ​​western Oregon that has been choked with smoke from fires in recent days is expected to improve air quality on Sunday due to backflow of overland air, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported.

In South Portland, more than 3,000 residents were under new evacuation orders as the 134-square-mile (347-square-kilometre) Cedar Creek Fire burned in Lane and Deschutes counties for more than a month. Firefighters protect remote homes in Oakridge, Westfir and surrounding mountain communities.

More than 400 square miles (1,035 square kilometers) of active and uncontrolled fires burned in two northwestern states over the weekend, with nearly 5,000 people on the ground battling the blazes, according to the Center for Northwest Interagency Coordination.

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