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LOS ANGELES – Officials expressed hope on Saturday that the worst of the Californian forest fires is behind them, which is described as a deadly summer "siege"
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" We are making good progress in curbing many of these big ones Burns, "said Cal Battalion chief Jonathan Cox." The tide is turning. "
The Carr Fire in Shasta, northern California, has claimed eight lives and destroyed 1077 buildings It roared late last month around the Redding, California area and, according to Cal Fire, was 186,416 acres Caught 55 percent in fire on Saturday.
The Southern California Sacred Fire has consumed 21,473 acres and 12 structures in Orange and Riverside counties Cal Fire had reduced the evacuations by 29 percent for many affected communities.
The National Weather Service (NWS) in San Diego predicted a slight cooling of the area with temperatures in Riverside County from the mid-'90s to the beginning of the week
"By no means do we have a big threat to life and structure in one place, As we've seen in Redding and Orange County, "Cox Am said. What Cal Fire officials call a" siege "of the summer fires, is the Mendocino Complex Fire in Northern California, which is the largest in the country at 325,226 acres History of the state is registered wildfire. It was 67 percent included Saturday.
Brad Charboneau, Meteorologist for the NWS in Eureka, California, said the area would experience a slight dip in the coming days with temperatures in the '90s from the' 100s they experienced during the 1990s High point of the fire were.
The effects of longer-term problems, including drought and climate change, still confront the nearly 14,000 firefighters who work the fires nationwide.
"We are not out of the woods," Cox said. "Some of these larger fires will take weeks to complete. A lot of difficult work is ahead of us. "