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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Over 9,000 firefighters remain on the line, successfully making progress in containment of several of the fires that sparked last week in southern California. As of today, these fires have burned nearly 263,000 acres and destroyed over 1,200 structures.
Red Flag Warnings and a Fire Weather Watch remain in effect Los Angeles and Ventura counties and will continue throughout the rest of the week. Winds will be out of the northeast at 10-25 mph today and by tomorrow reaching upwards of 50 mph gusts. Humidity during the day remains in the single digits at 2 to 6% with very poor overnight recovery. Dry conditions have prompted Red Flag Warnings into the Sierra Nevada and Kern areas due to extremely low humidity. Warm and dry conditions continue across the state, with no chance of precipitation in the current forecast.
Tune into verified sources of information for the latest on wildfires and any evacuations near you. Stay informed and aware. Listen to your radio/TV for announcements from law enforcement and emergency personnel. Also, follow CAL FIRE on Facebook or Twitter to get the latest fire updates. To get more evacuation tips, click here.
Fires of Interest:
Thomas Fire, Ventura/Santa Barbara County (more info…)
Lilac Fire, San Diego County (more info…)
Creek Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
Rye Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…) **FINAL**
Skirball Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)
North of Brentwood