SGV Red Flag Warning Expires, CA Statewide Fire Summary

Press Release posted 5/4/13 (Received 7:20am) – Despite continued gusty winds yesterday, firefighters are making good progress towards containment on the rash of wildfires that have sparked the past couple days. Over 4,000 firefighters are on the frontlines of the nearly half dozen major wildfires that are burning in California.

Yesterday, the winds shifted in Southern California bringing cooler weather and high temperatures. As the winds have died in the South, the Red Flag Warning has expired. CAL FIRE hopes the more favorable weather will aid them in the containment of the Springs Fire and Summit Fire.

In Northern California, a Red Flag Warning for high fire danger remains in effect today due to gusty winds and low humidity. That warning stretches all the way from Shasta County down to Colusa County and the North Bay Hills. There is even the chance of isolated thunderstorms this weekend that will be accompanied by little rainfall. The risk of dry lightning sparking new fires is elevated.

This weekend CAL FIRE is asking the public to be extra careful outdoors in order to prevent a new fire. For tips on how to prevent a fire visit:

Fires of Interest:

**CAL FIRE Incidents**

Springs Fire, Ventura County (more info…)

Southeast of Camarillo

* 28,000 acres – 30% contained
* Evacuation orders in effect

* Approx. 4,000 homes remain threatened
* A CAL FIRE Incident Management Team has been assigned

Panther Fire, Tehama County (more info…)

8 miles northwest of Butte Meadows

* 6,705 acres – 20% contained
* A CAL FIRE Incident Management Team has been assigned Summit Fire, Riverside County (more info…)

Mias Canyon and Bluff Rd in Banning

* 3,166 acres – 85% contained

306 Fire, Glenn County (more info…)
2 miles south of Elk Creek
* 217 acres – 90% contained
* Full containment expected today

Cedar Fire, Butte County (more info…)

South of Butte Meadows

* 72 acres – 90% contained

Tres Pinos Fire, San Benito County

Hwy 128 in Knights Valley, northwest of Calistoga

* 400 acres – 100% contained

Yellow Fire, Sonoma County (more info…)

Hwy 128 in Knights Valley, northwest of Calistoga

* 125 acres – 100% contained

For the latest on the fires visit or follow us on twitter at @CAL_FIRE.

**Local Incidents**

Chevy Chase Fire, Los Angeles County (more info…)

Glendale Fire Department

Hwy 134 and Hwy 2, City of Glendale
* 75 acres