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Small fires are being reported across Northern California

Action News Now is keeping an eye on several small Saturday fires that have been observed by regional firefighters, wildfire cameras, and maps.

Posted: May 15, 2021 3:06 PM
Updated: May 17, 2021 11:32 AM

Update 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021 - Action News Now meteorologist Bryan Ramsey has been tracking multiple small fires started by dry lightning strikes on Saturday in Northern California.

Several of the small fires are burning in Trinity and Shasta Counties. There is one at the border of Tehama County and Shasta County.

We are not aware of any current threat to homes. Firefighters are keeping a close eye on these incidents as is the staff here at Action News Now.

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Action News Now is receiving multiple reports concerning small fires in the Northern California region.

The photo on this article shows a map from #FireMappers - Wildfire Early Notification Map that was captured at approximately 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

The map shows several new fire observations. Most were observed early Saturday morning, but some additional incidents are being identified on Saturday afternoon.

Action News Now is keeping an eye on these incidents in Shasta, Trinity and Tehama Counties.

The symbol with red flames on a yellow dot shows new starts within the last 24 hours. The icon with the white flames on the red dot shows previous fires.

Chico
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 66°
Oroville
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 66°
Paradise
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 66°
Chester
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 70°
Red Bluff
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 70°
Willows
Partly Cloudy
66° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 66°
We'll be sunny with slightly above average temperatures again on Wednesday afternoon. The threat of thunderstorms will keep our fire danger high today, with more widespread thunderstorms Thursday. Dangerous heat returns this weekend and will persist through at least the start of next week.
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