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As summer temperatures rise, we check in on wildfires throughout California




Los Angeles city firefighters try to contain a  the edge of the Creek Fire as it moves into a neighborhood in Lakeview Terrace on Dec. 5, 2017.
Los Angeles city firefighters try to contain a the edge of the Creek Fire as it moves into a neighborhood in Lakeview Terrace on Dec. 5, 2017.
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As summer temperatures continue to rise in California, firefighting crews are fighting back blazes throughout the state.

In Northern California, there are two large fires: one in Yolo County and another in Lake County. Meanwhile, firefighters have been contending with smaller flare ups in Southern California while anticipating the heat to rise to triple digits in the coming weekend.

We check in on the wildfire situation throughout the state and talk what to expect in the next summer months, as well as advice on prevention and how wildfires are impacting power lines.

Guests:

Mike Mohler, deputy director of communications for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire)

David Michel, inspector with the L.A. County Fire Department

Tony Bommarito, Captain and PIO for the Orange County Fire Authority  

Sharon McNary, KPCC’s infrastructure correspondent