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Heat, Winds Not Helping In California Firefights

(AP) – It looks like the weather won’t be much help to California firefighters in the coming days.

Forecasters say a high-pressure system will keep moist marine air from coming ashore, and hot temperatures aren’t helping either.

Overnight gusts have been blowing flames across fire lines in the Sequoia National Forest. An official says the fire may have damaged a home and “some outbuildings.”

North of Sacramento, hundreds of residents have been leaving a small town (Concow) after authorities issued an immediate evacuation advisory. The blaze is part of a complex of fires burning over more than 45 square miles.

Meanwhile, officials say they’re lifting some mandatory evacuation orders for a wildfire near Big Sur. They say that fire is still very active, but authorities are trying to be sensitive to the residents’ need to access their properties.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

KESQ News Team

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