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Crews Fighting Area Wildfires Brace For Red Flag Conditions Tuesday

California’s largest fire of the year remains 94% contained. No growth has been reported on the Dixie Fire for several days and the fire remains at 963,276 acres. The fire was less active them forecasted Monday, but crews are bracing for high winds and red flag conditions Tuesday.

The Monument Fire grew by about 1,800 acres on Monday and is now 224,103 acres with 72% containment. Road closures and restrictions, as well as evacuation orders and warnings, remain in place for the fire.

The River Complex in Klamath National Forest is 198,250 acres with improved containment of 67%. Evacuations have been reduced to warnings for some areas but evacuations remain in effect for Callahan, Mosquito Lake and Eagle Creek.

The Antelope Fire east of Mount Shasta is not expected to grow, with 95% containment after burning 145,600 acres. Evacuation orders and warnings have all been lifted.

The McCash Fire in a remote area of the Marble Mountain Wilderness has burned 93,250 acres with containment of 48%.