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    This fire is only 5% contained and is approaching thousands of acres of trees that have died from drought and bark-beetle infestations. The fire is going to get larger -- much larger.

    New evacuations ordered as fire raging near Yosemite National Park grows to 12,525 acres

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...717-story.html

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    Yosemite National Park is still open -- but I wouldn't recommend visiting right now unless you don't mind breathing smoke. The fire continues to grow and is only 5% contained.

    Thunderstorms pose possible new danger for crews battling 17,300-acre fire near Yosemite

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...718-story.html

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    Another day, another new fire. This one has burned 80 acres and is only 20% contained. Lompoc -- the name is a Native American word meaning "lagoon" -- is known as "the flower seed capital of the world" and is home to Vandenberg Air Force Base. I've been to the flower fields there and I hope this fire keeps its distance.

    Wildfire forces closure of 15 miles of Highway 1 near Lompoc

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...718-story.html

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    Are they employing drone technology in detecting the fires before they spread too much? Wouldn't that be useful?

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    Colley, welcome to Sirius Buzz!

    Cal Fire has warned people to never fly hobby drones above fires because firefighters fly air tankers and helicopters at low altitudes and are forced to ground the aircraft rather than risk collisions with drones. In 2016, they started arresting people who fly drones over fires. I agree drones would be useful in detecting paths of fires in inaccessible areas but Cal Fire doesn't use drones for the same reason they forbid private citizens from using them: they interfere with firefighting aircraft. Here is Cal Fire's warning:

    http://fire.ca.gov/communications/co...ifyouflywecant

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    What did I say yesterday? "Another day, another new fire." Tonight an out-of-control fire near Corona in Riverside County is at 0% containment.

    Evacuations underway in Corona as crews battle brush fire that has burned at least 100 acres

    https://ktla.com/2018/07/19/evacuati...east-50-acres/

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    The dismal numbers this morning: The fire near Yosemite has burned more than 21,000 acres and is only 7% contained.

    Yosemite's Glacier Point Road closes for Ferguson Fire operations

    https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/artic...photo-15875118

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    The Corona fire has burned 250 acres and the fire near Yosemite has burned 22,900 acres. And why does the headline say "heat wave coming"? Many parts of California have a year-round heat wave!

    With heat wave coming, a frantic effort to gain on raging brush fires across California

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...720-story.html

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    More than 30,000 acres have burned and the fire is only 6% contained. California has added a lot of jobs in the past two years and I'm guessing that's because we need so many thousands of firefighters!

    Deadly fire continues destructive path, gets closer to Yosemite

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...722-story.html

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    As of mid-afternoon, the fire that began ten days ago near Yosemite has burned 33,743 acres and is moving deeper into the Sierra and Stanislaus national forests. Around 3,500 homes and businesses are threatened. This fire could be raging for many weeks.

    Ferguson fire is burning in 'some of the most unforgiving topography in the central Sierra,' Forest Service says

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...723-story.html

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