Fires in California grow overnight, officials say

A firefighter battles the Sites fire near Lodoga, California, on June 17.

The Sites Fire in Colusa County in California grew to 10,000 acres overnight with 0% containment, according to the most recent Cal Fire incident report.

Smoke can be seen billowing from a live camera feed as firefighters face challenges of winds from the north and low humidity.

“Winds always cause challenges and concerns for firefighting,” California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Capt. Robert Foxworthy told CNN Monday. “That’s the biggest influencing factor on fire behavior.”

Separately, the Aero Fire in northern California has grown to 5,249 acres, according to updated numbers from Cal Fire.

Cal Fire reports the Aero fire is at 20% containment with 3,690 structures threatened. Evacuation orders are in place for multiple zones in Calaveras County.

The Post Fire in Los Angeles County remains at 15,611 acres, with 24% containment reached. Over 1,600 personnel have been assigned to this fire.

Cal Fire Capt. Marco Rodriguez said that firefighters are facing winds up to 50 to 60 mph. Rodriguez told CNN that the fire may get worse with the expected weekend heat.

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