Wildfires continue to burn in California, with three major fires ongoing as of the evening of Thursday, July 23. Firefighters are continuing to fight two wildfires in the northeast of the state, with the Gold Fire burning in 57 square kilometers (22 square miles) of northern Lassen County 15-percent contained, and the 39 square kilometer (15 square mile) large Hog Fire in southern Lassen County 26-percent contained. The Gold Fire is burning south of Adin (Modoc County), while the Hog Fire is burning west of the town of Susanville. Two firefighters were injured on Monday, July 20, while fighting the Gold Fire. Meanwhile, firefighters have contained 85-percent of the Mineral Fire near Coalinga in western Fresno County, where seven structures have been destroyed, and 119 square kilometers (46 square miles) have been affected. Hundreds of homes have been evacuated due to the fires.
Further spread of the fire is possible in the near term. An emergency response presence and localized transportation disruptions, namely road closures, should be anticipated in the affected areas.
Individuals in the vicinity of the fires are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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