(CNN)Weather conditions in California for the next few days could be dangerous for fire activity, officials say, potentially making the state’s wildfire season even more devastating.

And with a red flag warning in effect for northern California, fires in the region could present additional challenges for those on the front lines of the blazes as more than 34,000 people face evacuation orders. “With extreme fire conditions and unsettled weather in the forecast, residents throughout northern California, including in the wider region around Lake Tahoe, are reminded to listen closely to local authorities and begin preparations to evacuate,” Bryan May, public information officer for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, said in a video posted on Twitter. Northern California wildfires traveled up to 8 miles in a single day, Cal Fire saysNorthern California wildfires traveled up to 8 miles in a single day, Cal Fire saysNorthern California wildfires traveled up to 8 miles in a single day, Cal Fire saysThe Caldor Fire, which has been burning east of Sacramento for 12 days, “could spread rapidly into more populated communities,” May said. If officials issue an evacuation warning, May added, then people should start preparing to leave and anticipate that an evacuation order will follow.Read More”And if you feel like you or anyone in your family may need extra time to get out, don’t wait. Leave when an evacuation warning is issued. An evacuation order means there’s immediate threat: Get out now,” May said.The red flag warning issued Thursday by state agency Cal Fire will be in effect Friday morning through Saturday in anticipation of critical fire weather. In the upcoming days, temperatures are expected to hit the high 90s, with winds moving at 10 to 20 mph and gusts between 25 and 35 mph, CNN meteorologist Gene Norman said. Humidity is expected to be low, Cal Fire said, which increases the risk of fire activity. A red flag warning is issued when imminent weather conditions may result in extreme fire behavior that will occur within 24 hours. Those conditions include low relative humidity, strong winds, dry fuels and/or the possibility of dry lightning strikes, according to Cal Fire.A firefighter watches a tree as the French Fire burns in the Sequoia National Forest near Wofford Heights, California, on Wednesday, August 25.A firefighter watches a tree as the French Fire burns in the Sequoia National Forest near Wofford Heights, California, on Wednesday, August 25. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighter watches a tree as the French Fire burns in the Sequoia National Forest near Wofford Heights, California, on Wednesday, August 25.Hide Caption 1 of 59A firefighter tries to extinguish flames at a burning house as the South Fire burns in Lytle Creek, California, on August 25.A firefighter tries to extinguish flames at a burning house as the South Fire burns in Lytle Creek, California, on August 25. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighter tries to extinguish flames at a burning house as the South Fire burns in Lytle Creek, California, on August 25.Hide Caption 2 of 59From left, Astrid Covarrubias, Jose Lamas and Maria Covarrubias walk through smoke after visiting their burned-out home in Lytle Creek on August 25.From left, Astrid Covarrubias, Jose Lamas and Maria Covarrubias walk through smoke after visiting their burned-out home in Lytle Creek on August 25. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFrom left, Astrid Covarrubias, Jose Lamas and Maria Covarrubias walk through smoke after visiting their burned-out home in Lytle Creek on August 25.Hide Caption 3 of 59The French Fire continues to spread near Wofford Heights, California, on August 25.The French Fire continues to spread near Wofford Heights, California, on August 25. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestThe French Fire continues to spread near Wofford Heights, California, on August 25.Hide Caption 4 of 59Firefighters are seen behind the flames of a backfire they were setting to battle the French Fire near Wofford Heights on Tuesday, August 24.Firefighters are seen behind the flames of a backfire they were setting to battle the French Fire near Wofford Heights on Tuesday, August 24. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters are seen behind the flames of a backfire they were setting to battle the French Fire near Wofford Heights on Tuesday, August 24.Hide Caption 5 of 59Crews battle California's Caldor Fire as it moves east toward Lake Tahoe on Monday, August 23.Crews battle California's Caldor Fire as it moves east toward Lake Tahoe on Monday, August 23. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestCrews battle California’s Caldor Fire as it moves east toward Lake Tahoe on Monday, August 23.Hide Caption 6 of 59This aerial photo, taken on August 19, shows burned homes at the Creekside Mobile Home Park a day after they were destroyed by the Cache Fire in Clearlake, California.This aerial photo, taken on August 19, shows burned homes at the Creekside Mobile Home Park a day after they were destroyed by the Cache Fire in Clearlake, California. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestThis aerial photo, taken on August 19, shows burned homes at the Creekside Mobile Home Park a day after they were destroyed by the Cache Fire in Clearlake, California.Hide Caption 7 of 59Firefighters dig a containment line on the Caldor Fire near Pollock Pines, California, on August 18.Firefighters dig a containment line on the Caldor Fire near Pollock Pines, California, on August 18. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters dig a containment line on the Caldor Fire near Pollock Pines, California, on August 18.Hide Caption 8 of 59Smoke and haze from wildfires obscure the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline on August 18.Smoke and haze from wildfires obscure the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline on August 18. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestSmoke and haze from wildfires obscure the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline on August 18.Hide Caption 9 of 59In this long-exposure photo, embers light up hillsides as the Dixie Fire burns near Milford, California, on August 17.In this long-exposure photo, embers light up hillsides as the Dixie Fire burns near Milford, California, on August 17. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestIn this long-exposure photo, embers light up hillsides as the Dixie Fire burns near Milford, California, on August 17.Hide Caption 10 of 59Destiney Barnard holds Raymond William Goetchius while stranded at a gas station in Doyle, California, on August 17. Barnard's car broke down as she was helping Raymond and his family flee the Dixie Fire.Destiney Barnard holds Raymond William Goetchius while stranded at a gas station in Doyle, California, on August 17. Barnard's car broke down as she was helping Raymond and his family flee the Dixie Fire. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestDestiney Barnard holds Raymond William Goetchius while stranded at a gas station in Doyle, California, on August 17. Barnard’s car broke down as she was helping Raymond and his family flee the Dixie Fire.Hide Caption 11 of 59Destroyed property is seen August 17 after the Caldor Fire passed through Grizzly Flats, California.Destroyed property is seen August 17 after the Caldor Fire passed through Grizzly Flats, California. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestDestroyed property is seen August 17 after the Caldor Fire passed through Grizzly Flats, California.Hide Caption 12 of 59Firefighters spray water on trees being burned by the Dixie Fire near Janesville, California, on August 17.Firefighters spray water on trees being burned by the Dixie Fire near Janesville, California, on August 17. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters spray water on trees being burned by the Dixie Fire near Janesville, California, on August 17.Hide Caption 13 of 59A firefighting helicopter flies in front of the sun, which was shrouded in thick wildfire smoke near Lakeview, Oregon, on August 15.A firefighting helicopter flies in front of the sun, which was shrouded in thick wildfire smoke near Lakeview, Oregon, on August 15. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighting helicopter flies in front of the sun, which was shrouded in thick wildfire smoke near Lakeview, Oregon, on August 15.Hide Caption 14 of 59Wind blows smoke away for a moment, revealing damage from the Parleys Canyon Fire in Utah on August 14.Wind blows smoke away for a moment, revealing damage from the Parleys Canyon Fire in Utah on August 14. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestWind blows smoke away for a moment, revealing damage from the Parleys Canyon Fire in Utah on August 14.Hide Caption 15 of 59Crews battle a fire in Newhall, California, on August 12.Crews battle a fire in Newhall, California, on August 12. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestCrews battle a fire in Newhall, California, on August 12.Hide Caption 16 of 59A table and chairs sit in front of a destroyed home in Greenville, California, on August 12.A table and chairs sit in front of a destroyed home in Greenville, California, on August 12. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA table and chairs sit in front of a destroyed home in Greenville, California, on August 12.Hide Caption 17 of 59A firefighter battles the Dixie Fire near Taylorsville, California, on August 10.A firefighter battles the Dixie Fire near Taylorsville, California, on August 10. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighter battles the Dixie Fire near Taylorsville, California, on August 10.Hide Caption 18 of 59Smoke plumes rise from the Kwis Fire near Eugene, Oregon, on August 10.Smoke plumes rise from the Kwis Fire near Eugene, Oregon, on August 10. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestSmoke plumes rise from the Kwis Fire near Eugene, Oregon, on August 10.Hide Caption 19 of 59A firefighter works to extinguish a controlled burn, a preventative measure, to protect a home in Greenville, California, on August 9.A firefighter works to extinguish a controlled burn, a preventative measure, to protect a home in Greenville, California, on August 9. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighter works to extinguish a controlled burn, a preventative measure, to protect a home in Greenville, California, on August 9.Hide Caption 20 of 59Firefighters battling the Dixie Fire clear a fallen tree from a roadway in Plumas County, California, on August 6.Firefighters battling the Dixie Fire clear a fallen tree from a roadway in Plumas County, California, on August 6. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters battling the Dixie Fire clear a fallen tree from a roadway in Plumas County, California, on August 6.Hide Caption 21 of 59Flames from the Dixie Fire consume a pickup truck on Highway 89, south of Greenville, California, on August 5.Flames from the Dixie Fire consume a pickup truck on Highway 89, south of Greenville, California, on August 5. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFlames from the Dixie Fire consume a pickup truck on Highway 89, south of Greenville, California, on August 5.Hide Caption 22 of 59Operations Chief Jay Walter passes the historic Sierra Lodge as the Dixie Fire burns through Greenville, California, on August 4. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville.Operations Chief Jay Walter passes the historic Sierra Lodge as the Dixie Fire burns through Greenville, California, on August 4. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestOperations Chief Jay Walter passes the historic Sierra Lodge as the Dixie Fire burns through Greenville, California, on August 4. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville.Hide Caption 23 of 59Firefighters work at a Greenville home that was engulfed by the Dixie Fire on August 4.Firefighters work at a Greenville home that was engulfed by the Dixie Fire on August 4. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters work at a Greenville home that was engulfed by the Dixie Fire on August 4.Hide Caption 24 of 59The Dixie Fire burns near Taylorsville, California, on July 29.The Dixie Fire burns near Taylorsville, California, on July 29. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestThe Dixie Fire burns near Taylorsville, California, on July 29.Hide Caption 25 of 59California Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tour an area destroyed by the Tamarack Fire in Gardnerville, Nevada, on July 28. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tour an area destroyed by the Tamarack Fire in Gardnerville, Nevada, on July 28. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tour an area destroyed by the Tamarack Fire in Gardnerville, Nevada, on July 28. Hide Caption 26 of 59Firefighter Brentt Call walks through a burned-over area of the Bootleg Fire near Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 27.Firefighter Brentt Call walks through a burned-over area of the Bootleg Fire near Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 27. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighter Brentt Call walks through a burned-over area of the Bootleg Fire near Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 27.Hide Caption 27 of 59Cal Fire Capts. Tristan Gale, left, and Derek Leong monitor a firing operation in California's Lassen National Forest on July 26. Crews had set a ground fire to stop the Dixie Fire from spreading.Cal Fire Capts. Tristan Gale, left, and Derek Leong monitor a firing operation in California's Lassen National Forest on July 26. Crews had set a ground fire to stop the Dixie Fire from spreading. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestCal Fire Capts. Tristan Gale, left, and Derek Leong monitor a firing operation in California’s Lassen National Forest on July 26. Crews had set a ground fire to stop the Dixie Fire from spreading.Hide Caption 28 of 59Firefighters try to reach a fire site in Quincy, California, on July 25.Firefighters try to reach a fire site in Quincy, California, on July 25. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters try to reach a fire site in Quincy, California, on July 25.Hide Caption 29 of 59Volunteers sort clothing at a donation shelter for those affected by the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon.Volunteers sort clothing at a donation shelter for those affected by the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestVolunteers sort clothing at a donation shelter for those affected by the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon.Hide Caption 30 of 59Scott Griffin surveys his property, which was destroyed by the Bootleg Fire in Sycan Estates, Oregon.Scott Griffin surveys his property, which was destroyed by the Bootleg Fire in Sycan Estates, Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestScott Griffin surveys his property, which was destroyed by the Bootleg Fire in Sycan Estates, Oregon.Hide Caption 31 of 59Flames consume a home as the Dixie Fire tears through the Indian Falls community of Plumas County, California, on July 24.Flames consume a home as the Dixie Fire tears through the Indian Falls community of Plumas County, California, on July 24. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFlames consume a home as the Dixie Fire tears through the Indian Falls community of Plumas County, California, on July 24.Hide Caption 32 of 59People stand behind the fire line as flames from the Steptoe Canyon Fire spread through dry grass in Colton, Washington, on July 22.People stand behind the fire line as flames from the Steptoe Canyon Fire spread through dry grass in Colton, Washington, on July 22. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestPeople stand behind the fire line as flames from the Steptoe Canyon Fire spread through dry grass in Colton, Washington, on July 22.Hide Caption 33 of 59Plumes of smoke from the Dixie Fire rise above California's Plumas National Forest, near the Pacific Gas and Electric Rock Creek Power House, on July 21.Plumes of smoke from the Dixie Fire rise above California's Plumas National Forest, near the Pacific Gas and Electric Rock Creek Power House, on July 21. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestPlumes of smoke from the Dixie Fire rise above California’s Plumas National Forest, near the Pacific Gas and Electric Rock Creek Power House, on July 21.Hide Caption 34 of 59Firefighters walk near a wildfire in Topanga, California, on July 19.Firefighters walk near a wildfire in Topanga, California, on July 19. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters walk near a wildfire in Topanga, California, on July 19.Hide Caption 35 of 59A firefighter does mop-up work in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, which has been struggling with the Bootleg Fire in Oregon.A firefighter does mop-up work in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, which has been struggling with the Bootleg Fire in Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighter does mop-up work in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, which has been struggling with the Bootleg Fire in Oregon.Hide Caption 36 of 59A car is charred by the Bootleg Fire along a mountain road near Bly, Oregon.A car is charred by the Bootleg Fire along a mountain road near Bly, Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA car is charred by the Bootleg Fire along a mountain road near Bly, Oregon.Hide Caption 37 of 59Nicolas Bey, 11, hugs his father, Sayyid, near a donated trailer they are using after their home was burned in the Bootleg Fire near Beatty, Oregon.Nicolas Bey, 11, hugs his father, Sayyid, near a donated trailer they are using after their home was burned in the Bootleg Fire near Beatty, Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestNicolas Bey, 11, hugs his father, Sayyid, near a donated trailer they are using after their home was burned in the Bootleg Fire near Beatty, Oregon.Hide Caption 38 of 59Firefighters extinguish hot spots in an area affected by the Bootleg Fire near Bly, Oregon.Firefighters extinguish hot spots in an area affected by the Bootleg Fire near Bly, Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters extinguish hot spots in an area affected by the Bootleg Fire near Bly, Oregon.Hide Caption 39 of 59A bear cub clings to a tree after being spotted by a safety officer at the Bootleg Fire in Oregon.A bear cub clings to a tree after being spotted by a safety officer at the Bootleg Fire in Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA bear cub clings to a tree after being spotted by a safety officer at the Bootleg Fire in Oregon.Hide Caption 40 of 59Firefighters work to protect Markleeville, California, from the Tamarack Fire on July 17. The Tamarack Fire was started by a lightning strike. Firefighters work to protect Markleeville, California, from the Tamarack Fire on July 17. The Tamarack Fire was started by a lightning strike. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters work to protect Markleeville, California, from the Tamarack Fire on July 17. The Tamarack Fire was started by a lightning strike. Hide Caption 41 of 59The Tamarack Fire burns in Markleeville, near the California-Nevada border, on July 17.The Tamarack Fire burns in Markleeville, near the California-Nevada border, on July 17. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestThe Tamarack Fire burns in Markleeville, near the California-Nevada border, on July 17.Hide Caption 42 of 59A member of the Northwest Incident Management Team 12 holds a map of the Chuweah Creek Fire as wildfires devastated Nespelem, Washington, on July 16.A member of the Northwest Incident Management Team 12 holds a map of the Chuweah Creek Fire as wildfires devastated Nespelem, Washington, on July 16. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA member of the Northwest Incident Management Team 12 holds a map of the Chuweah Creek Fire as wildfires devastated Nespelem, Washington, on July 16.Hide Caption 43 of 59A cloud from the Bootleg Fire drifts into the air near Bly, Oregon, on July 16.A cloud from the Bootleg Fire drifts into the air near Bly, Oregon, on July 16. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA cloud from the Bootleg Fire drifts into the air near Bly, Oregon, on July 16.Hide Caption 44 of 59Firefighters spray water from the Union Pacific Railroad's fire train while battling the Dixie Fire in California's Plumas National Forest on July 16.Firefighters spray water from the Union Pacific Railroad's fire train while battling the Dixie Fire in California's Plumas National Forest on July 16. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters spray water from the Union Pacific Railroad’s fire train while battling the Dixie Fire in California’s Plumas National Forest on July 16.Hide Caption 45 of 59Horses climb a hillside that was burned by the Chuweah Creek Fire in eastern Washington.Horses climb a hillside that was burned by the Chuweah Creek Fire in eastern Washington. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestHorses climb a hillside that was burned by the Chuweah Creek Fire in eastern Washington.Hide Caption 46 of 59Fire from the Bootleg Fire illuminates smoke near Bly, Oregon, on the night of July 16.Fire from the Bootleg Fire illuminates smoke near Bly, Oregon, on the night of July 16. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFire from the Bootleg Fire illuminates smoke near Bly, Oregon, on the night of July 16.Hide Caption 47 of 59A firefighter battles the Bootleg Fire in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, along the Oregon and California border, on July 15.A firefighter battles the Bootleg Fire in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, along the Oregon and California border, on July 15. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighter battles the Bootleg Fire in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, along the Oregon and California border, on July 15.Hide Caption 48 of 59A firefighting aircraft drops flame retardant on the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon, on July 15.A firefighting aircraft drops flame retardant on the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon, on July 15. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighting aircraft drops flame retardant on the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon, on July 15.Hide Caption 49 of 59Firefighters dig away at hot spots underneath stumps and brush after flames from the Snake River Complex Fire swept through the area south of Lewiston, Idaho, on July 15.Firefighters dig away at hot spots underneath stumps and brush after flames from the Snake River Complex Fire swept through the area south of Lewiston, Idaho, on July 15. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters dig away at hot spots underneath stumps and brush after flames from the Snake River Complex Fire swept through the area south of Lewiston, Idaho, on July 15.Hide Caption 50 of 59Burned cars sit outside a home that was destroyed by the Chuweah Creek Fire in Nespelem, Washington.Burned cars sit outside a home that was destroyed by the Chuweah Creek Fire in Nespelem, Washington. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestBurned cars sit outside a home that was destroyed by the Chuweah Creek Fire in Nespelem, Washington.Hide Caption 51 of 59Evacuee Dee McCarley hugs her cat Bunny at a Red Cross center in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 14.Evacuee Dee McCarley hugs her cat Bunny at a Red Cross center in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 14. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestEvacuee Dee McCarley hugs her cat Bunny at a Red Cross center in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 14.Hide Caption 52 of 59An airplane drops fire retardant on the Chuweah Creek Fire in Washington on July 14.An airplane drops fire retardant on the Chuweah Creek Fire in Washington on July 14. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestAn airplane drops fire retardant on the Chuweah Creek Fire in Washington on July 14.Hide Caption 53 of 59Operations Section Chief Bert Thayer examines a map of the Bootleg Fire in Chiloquin, Oregon, on July 13.Operations Section Chief Bert Thayer examines a map of the Bootleg Fire in Chiloquin, Oregon, on July 13. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestOperations Section Chief Bert Thayer examines a map of the Bootleg Fire in Chiloquin, Oregon, on July 13.Hide Caption 54 of 59Fire consumes a home as the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, tears through Doyle, California, on July 10. It's the <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/14/weather/california-doyle-second-wildfire-in-a-year/index.html" target="_blank">second time in less than a year</a> that the small town has been ravaged by a wildfire.Fire consumes a home as the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, tears through Doyle, California, on July 10. It's the <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/14/weather/california-doyle-second-wildfire-in-a-year/index.html" target="_blank">second time in less than a year</a> that the small town has been ravaged by a wildfire. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFire consumes a home as the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, tears through Doyle, California, on July 10. It’s the second time in less than a year that the small town has been ravaged by a wildfire.Hide Caption 55 of 59Men hug a member of the Red Cross at a Bootleg Fire evacuation center in Klamath Falls, Oregon.Men hug a member of the Red Cross at a Bootleg Fire evacuation center in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestMen hug a member of the Red Cross at a Bootleg Fire evacuation center in Klamath Falls, Oregon.Hide Caption 56 of 59Embers blow across a field as the Sugar Fire burns in Doyle, California, on July 9.Embers blow across a field as the Sugar Fire burns in Doyle, California, on July 9. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestEmbers blow across a field as the Sugar Fire burns in Doyle, California, on July 9.Hide Caption 57 of 59Firefighters monitor the Sugar Fire in Doyle, California, on July 9.Firefighters monitor the Sugar Fire in Doyle, California, on July 9. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters monitor the Sugar Fire in Doyle, California, on July 9.Hide Caption 58 of 59In this long-exposure photograph, taken early on July 2, flames surround a drought-stricken Shasta Lake during the Salt Fire in Lakehead, California.In this long-exposure photograph, taken early on July 2, flames surround a drought-stricken Shasta Lake during the Salt Fire in Lakehead, California. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestIn this long-exposure photograph, taken early on July 2, flames surround a drought-stricken Shasta Lake during the Salt Fire in Lakehead, California.Hide Caption 59 of 5901 cali wildfires 082602 cali wildfires 082602 South Fire CA 082503 cali wildfires 082602 French Fire CA 082401 western wildfires 0823 caldor fire02 western wildfires 0819 cache fire03 western wildfires 0818 caldor fire01 us wildfires 081802 us wildfires 081803 us wildfires 081803 western wildfires 0817 caldor fire01 western wildfires 0817 dixie firewestern wildfires 0815 oregon04 us wildfires 081802 western wildfires 0812 californiaDixie fire damage 081201 dixie fire 081001 wildfire oregon 081001b wildfire california 080901 western wildfires 0807 dixie fire04 CA dixie fire 080501 dixie fire greenville 080404 dixie fire greenville 080403 Dixie Wildfire Taylorsville 0729  RESTRICTED02 western wildfires 072801b western wildfires 0727Dixie Wildfire Lassen National Forest California 072601 western wildfires 0725 Dixie fires california01 western wildfires 0724 Bootleg fires oregon02 western wildfires 0724 Bootleg fires oregon01 dixie fire 07 24 2021 indian falls california01 western wildfires 072203 western wildfires 0722western wildfires 0719 CALIFORNIA0721 Wildfire20721 Wildfire Bootleg01 bootleg fire 071902 bootleg fire 0719western wildfires 0718 OREGON0717 Wildfire302 western wildfires03 western wildfires04 western wildfires05 western wildfires06 western wildfires07 western wildfires20 western wildfires19 western wildfires08 western wildfires10 western wildfires11 western wildfires09 western wildfires12 western wildfires14 western wildfires15 western wildfires16 western wildfires17 western wildfires18 western wildfiresThe Caldor Fire is the state’s number one priority, Cal Fire said, as the fire has seared 139,510 acres and was 12% contained by Thursday evening. The fire’s rapid growth has been so alarming that it prompted city officials in South Lake Tahoe to declare an emergency Thursday as winds pushed the blaze closer. And while the city’s emergency proclamation does not include evacuation orders, it leverages state and federal resources to direct immediate disaster relief funds and waive certain rules for greater flexibility, the city government said in a news release.”At this time, we are prepared should an evacuation become necessary, but the firefighters on the front lines are doing incredible work to secure the perimeter of the fire and our hope is that they are able to prevent the fire from encroaching any further into the Tahoe Basin,” city spokesperson Lindsey Baker told CNN.The city’s emergency declaration comes after evacuation orders were issued to Echo Summit. Warnings were extended for the first time to portions of the Tahoe Basin, including Christmas Valley just south of South Lake Tahoe.The last time South Lake Tahoe was under mandatory evacuation orders was in 2007, when parts of the region were ordered to leave due to the Angora Fire, Baker said. The city is home to more than 22,000 people. A DC-10 tanker makes a fire retardant drop as hand crews watch from below near Lytle Creek on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 as efforts continue to stop the South Fire. A DC-10 tanker makes a fire retardant drop as hand crews watch from below near Lytle Creek on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 as efforts continue to stop the South Fire. A DC-10 tanker makes a fire retardant drop as hand crews watch from below near Lytle Creek on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 as efforts continue to stop the South Fire. More than 34,000 people are under evacuation orders California wildfires have scorched more than 1.6 million acres this year, according to Cal Fire, which is an area larger than the entire state of Delaware.On Wednesday alone, firefighters in California battled 34 new blazes, with two large fires ignited due to unrelenting drought conditions, Cal Fire said. “Fires burning in Northern California are exhibiting extreme fire growth based on critical fuel conditions,” Cal Fire said Thursday. “Under these drought conditions, wildfires are burning rapidly with extreme severity and have traveled up to 8 miles in a single day.”As of Thursday morning, 33,323 people in California were under wildfire evacuation orders, according to Cal OES. By the evening, that number jumped to 34,811. Fire crews carry a hose down a hill as the Caldor Fire burns on both sides of Highway 50 about 10 miles east of Kyburz, California, on  August 26, 2021.Fire crews carry a hose down a hill as the Caldor Fire burns on both sides of Highway 50 about 10 miles east of Kyburz, California, on  August 26, 2021.Fire crews carry a hose down a hill as the Caldor Fire burns on both sides of Highway 50 about 10 miles east of Kyburz, California, on August 26, 2021.The majority of those under evacuation orders are in El Dorado County, where 24,548 people are directed to leave their homes due to the Caldor Fire.Meanwhile, the Dixie Fire — which is California’s second largest and 14th most destructive on record — has swelled to 749,713 acres over the course of 43 days. The fire now stretches across five counties: Plumas, Lassen, Butte, Tehama and Shasta.As containment reached 45%, some evacuations orders and warnings have been lifted, allowing residents in those areas to return home, according to Cal Fire.But the blaze is still threatening more than 11,800 structures. “Fuel conditions are much worse than previous years and along with wind is causing much greater fire spread. Firefighters are experiencing conditions never seen before, such as increased spread rates, spotting and active nighttime burning,” Cal Fire said Thursday. At least 696 people are seeking shelter in 16 facilities throughout the state, Cal OES said.

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