California has reported five new wildfires in the midst of scorching heat.


California has reported five new wildfires in the midst of scorching heat.

On Thursday and Friday, California recorded five new wildfires as the state continues to experience scorching temperatures.

Cal Fire announced on Twitter on Thursday that they were battling two new wildfires, the Pomo Fire and the Park Fire. According to the Cal Fire incident map, the Pomo Fire has burnt 50 acres and is 42 percent contained in Lake County near Pomo Road Cross and Highway 20, Upper Lake. The Park Fire has burned 600 acres in Butte County near Upper Park Road and Bidwell Park, northeast of Chico, and is 25% contained.

Cal Fire said on Twitter on Friday that it was battling three more wildfires: the Alabama Fire, the Antelope Fire, and the Success Fire.

The Alabama Fire in Inyo County, near Whitney Portal Road and Hogback Road, burnt at least 200 acres and was 0 percent contained, according to the Cal Fire incident map. As of Friday morning, the Antelope Fire in Tulare County had burned 30 acres and was 0 percent contained. The Success Fire, which started near Success Valley Road and Reservation Road in Tulare County and has burned 400 acres, is only 5% contained.

The five fresh fires recorded on Thursday and Friday in California scorched about 1,000 acres in total.

Prior to the latest flames reported on Thursday and Friday, California firefighters were battling four other blazes around the state. Cal Fire crews were dispatched to the Shasta County Rock Fire earlier this week. The Rock Fire has burned 108 acres and is 65 percent contained, while the Flats Fire has scorched 341 acres and is 80 percent controlled, according to a Thursday report. Since Wednesday, no new information on the status of the Flats Fire has been given.

Two more wildfires in the state were also responded to by officials from the National Interagency Fire Center. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, the Dairy Fire in Tehama County has burned 165 acres and is 50 percent contained, while the Flats Fire burned 341 acres and is 90 percent contained.

Cal Fire officials announced on Thursday that the Kathryn Fire, which burned 15 acres in Riverside County, was completely contained.

On Thursday and Friday, there were five fresh fires reported. This is a condensed version of the information.


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