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Firefighters Confront Wildfires Across California

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(file) Wildfire (credit: CBS)

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UKIAH, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are battling several wildfires burning across California, including an 800-blaze that prompted the evacuation of a campground in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Officials say about 260 firefighters are trying to control the Peak Fire, which started Saturday near Lake Davis in the Plumas National Forest.

The blaze prompted the evacuation of the Conklin Park Campground and was about 30 percent late Monday morning.

More than 500 firefighters are battling a 300-acre wildfire in Bodfish Canyon in Sequoia National Forest east of Bakersfield. That fire was about 25 percent contained Monday.

In Northern California, fire crews are close to containing a 385-acre blaze in the Cow Mountain Recreation Area near Ukiah in Mendocino County.

State fire officials are warning of increasing fire danger this week due to hotter temperatures and lower humidity.

 

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