by Jessica Lachenal

Fire season is underway, everybody.

Firefighters are currently battling seven wildfires throughout Northern California, including the newly ignited Farad Fire near Truckee which shut down I-80 in both directions Tuesday. While several of these fires are working their way to full containment, a few continue to rage on, likely well into this week. Keep an eye out for traffic reports if you’re planning on traveling, especially toward Tahoe or up around Oroville, and be safe out there!

Truckee (Farad Fire)
Currently, the Farad Fire rages along the California/Nevada border near Truckee. It has consumed over 600 acres and sits at only about 5% containment. The fire's grown so bad that I-80 was shut down in both directions earlier today, and the video above shows how close the fire is to the freeway. There are no estimates as to when the highway will be opened back up, as firefighters are battling just to keep the fire from jumping over the freeway.

Oroville (Wall Fire)
This 5,800-acre blaze has prompted Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency north of Bangor (Butte County) on Monday. It's at about 45% containment, and has destroyed at least 37 buildings while damaging five others.

Eagle Lake, Lassen National Forest (Antelope Fire)
Early morning estimates place this fire at about 10,000 acres set ablaze and counting. It was sparked by a lightning strike, and due to high winds, quickly spread across the area. Highway 93 and 24 were closed in response but have since re-opened.

Morgan Hill (Felipe Fire)

What started as a brush fire late Monday evening along San Felipe Road yesterday has, as of this morning, spread to consume 70 acres in Santa Clara County. Firefighters believe it to be CalFire's last estimate.

Klamath National Forest (Island Fire)
Interestingly enough, a lightning bolt triggered this blaze back in June. It's being closely monitored, though it appears to be in full containment. According to a report on InciWeb, the online database of incidents occurring in and around many parks and public areas on the west coast, the fire is expected to be extinguished by October (though that is likely a placeholder).

Winters (Winters Fire)
This blaze in Yolo County has been going since last Thursday, and as of this morning, has consumed 2,269 acres. Firefighters believe that it is about 90% contained.

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