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CALIFORNIA — Firefighting forces in California are stretched thin battling 14 major wildfires, and the U.S. Forest Service announced Friday that it will close nine national forests in the state during the week leading up to the Labor Day Holiday.

The closures begin on Sunday and last through Sept. 6 as extreme fire conditions slam Northern California.

The forests subject to closure include the following.

Klamath National Forest.
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.
Lassen National Forest.
Mendocino National Forest.
Modoc National Forest.
Plumas National Forest.
Shasta-Trinity National Forest.
Six Rivers National Forest.
Tahoe National Forest.
“We do not take this decision lightly and understand how this impacts people who enjoy recreating on the National Forests,” Regional Forester Jennifer Eberlien said in a written statement. “These temporary closures are necessary to ensure public and firefighter safety, as well as reduce the potential for new fire starts.”

About 12,460 firefighters are already spread across the state battling monster fires, including the Dixie fire, which spans 1,060 square miles and has been burning since July 13. As of Friday, the Dixie fire was still just 35 percent contained and menaced 16,000 structures, Cal Fire reported.

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On Thursday alone, another 27 brush fires broke out in the state. Crews managed to contain them quickly in order to devote resources to the massive fires already burning across Nothern California.

To help Californians keep safe and keep tabs on where fires are burning, the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation created an interactive map showing all active fires.

The map showed recently contained fires and regions that have a red flag warning in place. The map does not show evacuation routes, but the foundation also maintains a spreadsheet with updated evacuation maps in areas that apply.

Cal Fire Currently Monitors 13 Fires Of Interest
Glen Fire: Yuba County, Northwest Of Dobbins

184 acres, 99 percent contained.
10 structures destroyed.
All evacuations lifted.
Dixie Fire: Butte, Plumas, Lassen, Tehama And Shasta Counties

700,630 acres, 35 percent contained.
Nearly 16,000 structures threatened.
1,208 structures destroyed (14th most destructive wildfire).
Unified Command of Cal Fire, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service.
Caldor Fire, El Dorado County, South Of Grizzly Flats

73,415 acres, 0 percent contained.
Evacuation orders and warnings remain in place.
Nearly 6,900 structures threatened.
More than 100 structures destroyed.
Emergency forest closure of all lands, roads, and trails within the El Dorado National Forest.
Damage assessment underway.
French Fire, Kern County, Sequoia National Forest

4,272 acres, 5 percent contained.
Evacuation orders in place.
McFarland Fire: Shasta, Trinity And Tehama Counties, Shasta-Trinity National Forest

115,996 acres, 52 percent contained.
Evacuation orders and warnings remain in place.
Monument Fire: Trinity County, Five Miles West Of Big Bar, Shasta-Trinity National Forest

142,250 acres, 10 percent contained.
Federal Incidents
Antelope Fire: Siskiyou County, Five Miles South Of Tennant, Klamath National Forest

64,827 acres, 30 percent contained.
River Complex: Siskiyou County, Seven Miles West Of Callahan, Klamath National Forest

80,400 acres, 10 percent contained.
Complex is comprised of 23 fires; 16 fires contained
McCash Fire: Siskiyou County, Ten Bear Mountain McCash Creek, Six Rivers National Forest

7,659 acres, 0 percent contained.
Walkers Fire: Tulare County, 16 miles Northeast Of Springville, Sequoia National Forest

2,482 acres, 15 percent contained.
Lava Fire: Siskiyou County, Northeast Of Weed, Shasta-Trinity National Forest
26,409 acres, 85 percent contained.
Two structures damaged.
23 structures destroyed.
Beckwourth Complex: Lassen/Plumas Counties, Northeast Of Beckwourth, Plumas National Forest

105,670 acres, 98 percent contained.
23 structures damaged.
148 structures destroyed.
Tamarack Fire: Alpine County, South Of Gardnerville, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

68,637 acres, 82 percent contained.
Extended Attack Incident
Bell Fire: Mendocino County, Five Miles East Of Leggett

50 acres, 100 percent contained.
Cache Fire: Lake County, Clearlake

75 acres, 40 percent contained.

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