Firefighters work to contain fires across the state as temperatures soar Saturday

As temperatures soared within the Bay Area on Saturday, emergency crews continued to battle several wildfires across the state.

Further out near Highway 101 and Alum Rock Avenue, a brush fire broke out Saturday night, blocking the 2 right lanes, the California Highway Patrol said.

Emergency crews also responded to a brush fire in Antioch on Wilbur Avenue and Apollo Court on Saturday afternoon.

According to Cal Fire, firefighters were capable of bring the most important fire, the Sites Fire in Colusa County, 38% under control by Saturday night, up from 30% almost 24 hours earlier. The fire continues to rage over an area of ​​19,195 acres, where it has been raging since Thursday.

A heat warning was in effect for giant parts of the Bay Area on Saturday.

The National Weather Service said temperatures soared above 95 degrees within the East Bay on Saturday, reaching 95 degrees in Concord and 98 degrees in Livermore. Temperatures were a bit cooler in San Jose, with a high of 90 degrees, and ranged from 80 to 85 degrees on the San Francisco Peninsula.

The National Weather Service said Bay Area residents can look ahead to barely cooler weather on Sunday that can last through early next week.

Cal Fire said its 2,248-person crew continued to battle the Sites Fire, working in temperatures above 100 degrees and increasing southerly winds. All evacuation orders were downgraded to warnings, aside from Sites Lodoga Road from Sites to Lodoga.

At the peak of the hearth, 326 buildings were threatened, including Cal Fire Station 36 in Leesville, Cal Fire said Saturday evening. But after completing the damage inspection, the agency determined that no buildings were affected.

On Saturday, firefighters continued to work to bring several fires under control across the state.

The state's second-largest fire, the Post Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, covered 15,690 acres, a figure that hasn't modified since Tuesday night. As of Saturday evening, the hearth was 79% contained. An evacuation order remained in effect for south of Gorman Post Road, west of Interstate 5, east of the Los Angeles County border and north of Pyramid Lake.

In the situation summary, Cal Fire said its 1,250-person crew worked through the night to contain the hearth and protect precious resources and habitat. The agency said Saturday was certainly one of the most well liked days, with temperatures within the triple digits and winds reaching 30 mph. Cal Fire's update Saturday night said there was still a slight probability of thunderstorms on Sunday.

In Calaveras County, firefighters have contained the 5,351-acre Aero Fire to 78%. The fire has destroyed three buildings and damaged one other. All evacuation warnings were lifted Saturday afternoon.

Crews continued to work to totally contain the Point Fire in Sonoma County and the Hesperia Fire in San Bernardino County. As of Saturday evening, the Point Fire was still 1,207 acres and 85% contained, while the Hesperia Fire was 1,078 acres and 95% contained.

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

More fires broke out across the state on Saturday as emergency crews battled three latest fires in Madera, San Diego and Fresno counties. Just before 5 p.m. Saturday, a brand new fire also broke out in San Bernardino County – the Needles Fire.

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