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- Moist air heading to Northern California should be a good omen for firefighters battling the County Fire, which is threatening 1,000 homes and buildings as of Tuesday night.

Cal Fire is also still battling the Pawnee Fire in Lake County, which was 85 percent contained as of Tuesday evening.

According to officials, the fire is now 500 acres and growing, and crews do not have a handle on it just yet.

Thousands of firefighters from all over the region and the state fought the two blazes, which were driven by "red flag" conditions including high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity, Anthony said.

The fire started Saturday June 23 and has burned more than 13,000 acres, according to CalFire.

Cal Fire said crews worked Monday to build new containment lines and defend structures threatened by the blaze.

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The family reportedly ran a grocery shop and a plywood business out of their home. Police said the victims included four men, three women and four girls.

Highway 160 remains closed and officials said they could not estimate when it will reopen or when the evacuation orders will end.

The wildfire broke out Monday afternoon near the Warm Springs Forest Products mill site and quickly spread with high winds sending the fire across Highway 26, closing the key route for several hours. He said he tried to put it out but caught a blanket on fire and burned himself.

"Usually with a fire we can chase it. we haven't been able to chase this because it keeps going in at least three different directions", Greer said.

The smoke and ash from the flames turned the skies orange and prompted the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management to issue an air quality alert on Sunday, urging the elderly, children and people with heart conditions to avoid physical activity. For questions regarding Yolo County evacuations or advisories, dial 2-1-1.

That's a bit below last year's acreage to date - which included the beginning of California's devastating fire season - but above the 10-year average of 3,600 square miles. "The potential for growth remains high as crews battle the fire in hard terrain".

Satellite images showed smoke and haze from the County Fire and the Pawnee Fire filling the valley and area foothills, NWS Sacramento said.


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