Calif. expects cooler weather, could help contain fires


 

 

Firefighters set a backfire to protect homes and try to contain the Blue Ridge Fire on October 27, 2020 in Chino Hills, California. Strong Santa Ana Winds gusting to more than 90 miles per hour have driven the Blue Ridge Fire and Silverado Fire across thousands of acres, grounding firefighting aircraft, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee and gravely injuring two firefighters. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 6:40 PM PT – Friday, November 6, 2020

California expects cooler weather over the weekend, which could help relieve wildfires across the state. On Friday, the National Weather Service said rain and some mountain snow is expected as a low-pressure system moves south along the Pacific.

Recently, summer weather and dry conditions have fueled wildfires while more than 80 percent of California experiences a drought.

Cal-Fire has reported the ‘Blue Ridge’ and ‘Silverado’ fires, which collectively have burned nearly 30,000 acres, are now at over 93 percent containment.

Both fires are expected to be fully contained by November 10th.

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