In addition to the large fires burning in California, firefighters are being kept busy with new starts stemming from 5,038 strikes recorded within California, mostly overnight. 1,229 strikes were detected within the National Forests.

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A Red Flag Warning continues for much of NorCal, especially over the higher elevations. Gusty winds, dry fuels, low humidity and possible lightning from thunderstorms may lead to easier fire starts and the potential for rapid spread of new or existing fires, according to the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

On the Tahoe National Forest, 46 strikes were recorded – 28 for Truckee Ranger District, 9 for Sierraville R.D., 9 for Yuba River R.D., and 0 for American River R.D. 

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Aircraft and ground resources are patrolling to locate and extinguish any new starts.