Hot and dry conditions drive increase in wildfire activity statewide

Hot weather and dry conditions continue to drive an increase in wildfire activity spanning across California, Cal Fire recently shared.

Compared to this same time last year, there has been more than 750 wildfires and more than 42,000 more acres burned.

“It’s now more critical than ever that all Californians are prepared for wildfires. Learn how you can prepare at,” Cal Fire shared.

Last week, lightning storms sparked several fires that were quickly stamped out by Cal Fire Lassen-Modoc Unit. On Friday, firefighters took quick action on three fires following thunderstorms late in the afternoon. Two fires were in the Madeline area, the 4-1 and 4-2 fires, and both were contained. The largest was approximately two acres. The other fire, 2-1, was a small spot located in the Eagle Lake area and was also contained.