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Red-flag warnings, indicating increased danger of wildfires, have been lifted for Northern California but remain in effect for an area north of Los Angeles, because of continuing Santa Ana winds.
The map above shows locations of these fires:
1/ Fire in Aromas. The fire was reported in the early hours of Tuesday, Oct. 31, in brush piles at a property on Quarry Road, just inside the San Benito County line. Some nearby residents were evacuated, but that order was canceled within a few hours, the sheriff’s office said. TV station KSBW reported that Aromas School will be closed today.
2/ Lizzie Fire. The fire began around 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in the Bowden Ranch Open Space, on San Luis Obispo’s eastern edge. As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, it was at 100 acres. An evacuation order had been lifted; evacuation warnings remained in place.
3/ Highland Fire. The biggest active fire in California, it started around noon Oct. 30 and as of 7 a.m. Oct. 31 was at 2,200 acres. Evacuation orders remained in place near the Riverside County community of Aguanga.
4/ Border 34 Fire. It started on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 29, in the Otay Mesa area and by that evening was largely contained. No residents were evacuated.