Calfire stretched thin but preparing to get upper hand on SoCal fires

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We continue to track a series of California wildfires made more difficult to fight because of some extreme weather conditions. (KFSN)

We continue to track a series of California wildfires made more difficult to fight because of some extreme weather conditions.

There are at least seven wildfires burning across the state . Two of those fast moving fires are burning in the Los Angeles area north of Azusa.

Those fires have scorching at least 5,400-acres so far and there is no containment.

Meanwhile, authorities have ordered 600 homes evacuated because of a wildfire near Potrero. That town is southeast of San Diego near the Mexico border.

That fire broke out Sunday and has grown to more than 11 square miles.
Crews from Fresno and Tulare County have been sent to Southern California to assist in the firefight. And despite resources being stretched thin Calfire said they are prepared to get the upper hand.

"The staffing, hopefully, will keep us from getting to offend drained. But, you know, if we are gone for weeks or months at a time, like it could be this time, it's what we do. we're trained to be gone for a long time and be able to pace ourselves to be able to do long fire like this," said Nick Perricelli, Captain Tulare County Cal Fire.

Fire officials also confirmed local counties are not left unprotected when sending crews across the state. Cal fire essentially pulls crews from areas that are not burning to cover.
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