Emergency services proceed to make progress on major fires in California

The largest fire, the Sites Fire in Colusa County, was still burning at 19,195 acres and was 30 percent contained, in comparison with 20 percent just 24 hours earlier, in line with Cal Fire.

Temperatures within the region reached nearly 38 degrees Celsius and the recent and comparatively dry conditions are expected to proceed until Saturday, the agency said in a situation summary on Friday evening. The forecast also assumes that southerly winds will increase through the day.

The fire continues to threaten 326 structures, but except for Sites Ladoga Road from Sites to Ladoga, all evacuation orders have been reduced to warnings.

The Post Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the state's second-largest fire, covered 15,690 acres, a number that hasn't modified since Tuesday night. As of Friday evening, the fireplace was 68% contained.

Cal Fire said the weekend will bring triple-digit temperatures, humidity below -10 degrees and winds as much as 30 mph to the region. Thunderstorms are also possible on Sunday.

In Calaveras County, firefighters have contained the 5,351-acre Aero Fire to 67%. The fire has destroyed three structures and damaged one other, and 542 structures remain in danger.

According to Cal Fire, all evacuation orders related to the fireplace were lifted Friday afternoon.

The Point Fire in Sonoma County and the Hesperia Fire in San Bernardino County — the fourth and fifth largest fires within the state, respectively — were almost completely contained. As of Friday evening, the Point Fire was 1,207 acres and 80% contained, while the Hesperia Fire was 1,078 acres and 91% contained.

Cal Fire said one firefighter was injured while battling the Point Fire. The fire also destroyed three buildings and damaged two others.

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