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July Complex Fire in Northern California

July Complex Fire. Photo via Donnie Davis/InciWeb.

Fires in California continue to wreak havoc this week, even as fire season for the rest of the country winds down.

The July Complex Fire on the Klamath National Forest in northern California has burned over 32,000 acres with only 27% containment as of today, with officials implementing immediate evacuation orders for “the community of Sawyers Bar and the Eddy Gulch, Little North Fork, Idlewild, Mule Bridge, Robinson Flat and Whites Gulch areas.” Additional advisories are in effect for many surrounding communities, ranches, trails, and roads. Over 770 structures are currently threatened. For up to date information, please visit InciWeb.

Way Fire near Bakersfield, California

Way Fire. Photo via InciWeb.

In better news, the Way Fire near Bakersfield has shown some improvement over the last few days, with over 200 residents being allowed back to their homes after evacuating earlier this week. Eight homes were destroyed when the fire burned through steep terrain near the community, growing to over 4,000 acres in just three days. Firefighters currently have the blaze 48% contained, though weather could prove to be an issue as RH levels remain low and gusty winds are expected.

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