It's been a wild few days for firefighters across California and in southern New Mexico, where at least a dozen wildfires have broken out, some of them fast-growing, fueled by dry conditions and high winds.

The current Cal Fire Incident Map looks like this, and it's only June:

The Point Fire in Sonoma County, which broke out Sunday to the southeast of Lake Sonoma, west of Dry Creek Road and due west of Geyserville, grew to 1,207 acres on Monday — up from 1,100 acres. That fire, which has burned several structures and is threatening some wineries in the area, is now 40% contained as of Tuesday morning.

Map via Cal Fire

Another large and swiftly expanding fire began Monday in Colusa County, called the Sites Fire.

The fire broke out Monday afternoon around 1:40 pm, near Lodoga Road and Wilson Creek, southeast of Stonyford. Fueled by northerly winds, it quickly grew to 10,000 acres and was 0% contained as of Tuesday morning.

You can see smoke billowing from the Sites Fire in this live camera feed from ALERTCalifornia.

"Winds always cause challenges and concerns for firefighting," says California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Capt. Robert Foxworthy, speaking to CNN. "That’s the biggest influencing factor on fire behavior."

Smoke and ash from both the Sites and Point fires have been blowing south, and on Tuesday the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued an air quality advisory for communities in the East Bay, which are already seeing haze in the air from those fires.

Map via Cal Fire

Also on Monday afternoon, the Aero Fire broke out in Calaveras County and grew to over 5,000 acres. The fire had burned 5,425 acres as of Tuesday morning, and passed dangerously close to the historic Sierra foothills town of Copperopolis, as SFGate notes.

Cal Fire kept the fire line just to the east of Main Street in Copperopolis as the fire continues to burn through toward the southeast.

"We know three structures were destroyed and one was damaged, but we don’t know in which area," says Cal Fire spokesperson Emily Kilgore, speaking to SFGate.

Map via Cal Fire
Map showing where the Aero Fire burned around Copperopolis, via Cal Fire

Copperopolis, an unincorporated town of 3,671 residents, was the site of the second major discovery of copper ore in the region, circa 1860. The need for copper during the Civil War created a boomtown in its early years, but things went bust after the war and nearby copper mines closed, due to the expense of shipping copper east.

The town had subsequent booms, though, when the mines reopened and demand for copper exploded again during the two World Wars.

A 2011 novel titled Copperopolis, by K. Martin Gardner, takes place partly in the town with its "creepy" copper mine, and explores a lost connection between Mark Twain — who spent time in Calaveras County, writing his famous story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" — and Nikola Tesla.

Map via Cal Fire

Sacramento also saw another fire break out Monday, the Douglas Fire, in the eastern part of the city near Mather Airport. It was at 327 acres as of Tuesday and 0% contained, burning just to the west of Sunrise Boulevard and very close to the Anatolia Village neighborhood.

The Douglas Fire broke out barely two miles to the north of the Excelsior Fire, which burned 877 acres over the weekend and was 100% contained as of late Monday.

The largest fire currently burning in California is the Post Fire, burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, which has scorched over 15,600 acres since it began on Saturday.

Previously: Point Fire In Sonoma County Grows to 1,100 Acres as Seven Major Wildfires Burn Across the State

Top image of the Sites Fire via Cal Fire