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Updates on major fires across Central and Southern California

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Fires continue to rage across Central and Southern California as almost 9,000 firefighters make some successful progress in containing each.  As of Tuesday morning, fires have burned nearly 260,000 acres and nearly 1,200 structures have been destroyed.

Los Angeles and Ventura counties remain under Red Flag Warnings, which have been extended into Wednesday.  Warm temperatures mixed with Santa Ana wind gusts and humidity in the single digits continues to elevate the fire danger.  Across the state, warm and dry conditions and no chance of precipitation dominate the current forecast.

Updated information on fires of interest:

Thomas Fire in Ventura/Santa Barbara County:
The Thomas Fire is burning north of Santa Paula along Highway 126.  It has spread from Ventura County into Santa Barbara County and is 20 percent contained.  The fire has burned 234,200 acres of land and has destroyed nearly 900 structures. Another 18,000 structures are threatened.  Currently, about 95,000 residents are under evacuation orders and road closures are in effect.  For more information, click here.

Lilac Fire in San Diego County:
The Lilac Fire is burning along State Route 76 in Bonsall.  The fire has burned 4,100 acres and has destroyed 151 structures, damaged 56, and 1,500 structures are threatened.  The fire is 92 percent contained. For more information click here.

Creek Fire in Los Angeles County:
The Creek Fire is burning east of Sylmar and covers 15,619 acres.  The fire is 98 percent contained.  For more information, click here.

Rye Fire in Los Angeles County:
The Rye Fire is burning just north of Santa Clarita, stretching from Castaic Junction southwest along the Santa Clarita River.  The fire has burned 6,049 acres and is 96 percent contained.  Only six structures were destroyed and three damaged, but 5,460 structures were threatened.  There are no road closures.  For more information, click here.

Skirball Fire in Los Angeles County:
The Skirball Fire is burning north of Brentwood, encompassing Getty View Park.  The fire has burned 422 acres and is 85 percent contained, but 12 structures were destroyed and six were damaged.  Three firefighters were reported to have sustained minor injuries.  All evacuation orders in the area have been lifted and intersections previously controlled or blocked have been opened.  For more information click here

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