River Fire 100% contained, but over 12,500 firefighters still battling California fires

Over 12,500 firefighters are on the front lines battling 11 large wildfires across California on Tuesday. These 11 fires have scorched more than 740,000 acres and damaged or destroyed over 2,000 structures.

Nonetheless, fire crews scored a major victory Monday evening by reaching 100 percent containment on the River Fire. That fire was one of the two making up the Mendocino Complex, which in conjunction with the Ranch Fire, became the largest wildfire in California history last Monday. The River Fire burned through 48,920 acres, according to Cal Fire's final calculation on the incident.

As for the fires that continue to burn, normal temperatures today remain in place throughout much of the state today. Temperatures are expected to increase again later in the week, however, bringing back hot and dry conditions. Potential isolated thunderstorms are in the forecast for high elevation areas of eastern California and the state's desert regions.

Wildfires still actively burning across California include (listed in order of most acres burned):

  • Mendocino Complex - Mendocino, Lake, and Colusa Counties
  • Carr Fire - Shasta and Trinity Counties
  • Ferguson Fire - Mariposa County
  • Donnell Fire - Tuolumne County
  • Natchez Fire - Del Norte County
  • Holy Fire - Orange County
  • Hirz Fire - Shasta County
  • Hat Fire - Shasta County
  • Valley Fire - San Bernardino County
  • Murphy Fire - Plumas County
  • Clover Fire - San Diego County

Cal Fire says today's statewide fire summary will be the last one unless fire activity significantly increases again.

For the latest updates on the remaining fires burning across California, visit Cal Fire's incident page by clicking here.

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