The “Walker” and “Wye” fires have burned 7,934 acres since they started around 4 p.m. Sunday. Full containment is expected by Monday.
Hundreds of evacuees have been allowed to return home as crews are continuing to make progress against a Lake County wildfire that has now grown to about 5 square miles.
With more hot temperatures expected Tuesday, a statewide Flex Alert is in effect, and residents are being urged to cut back on energy use during peak daytime hours, a California Independent System Operator spokeswoman said.
Temperatures were expected to approach 100 degrees in inland parts of the Bay Area this week, according to the National Weather Service.
San Jose’s Alum Rock Park is closed on Tuesday due to high fire danger, a result of hot and dry conditions in the area.
A red flag warning has been extended until Monday morning for Marin County and the East Bay hills.
A heat advisory has also been issued as temperatures are expected to reach triple digits in some inland spots.
The unusually warm September weather has more and more commuters taking their motorcycles to work.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning in San Francisco from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday evening.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Temperatures surged around the state Saturday as Southern California continued its rare high-humidity heat wave and state officials investigated a rash of recent farm worker deaths believed tied to the weather.