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CAL FIRE says last week's rains do nothing to limit fire danger

By Carlo Falco
Published On: Jul 01 2013 09:21:34 PM CDT
Shasta, Calif. -

The thunderstorms the Northstate is expecting could bring dry lightning, which could spark fires.

Officials said that fuel dryness is near August 1st levels, which means we’re a month ahead of schedule for fire season.

Although we got some heavy rain last week, officials said the 10-hour fuels only need a few days to completely dry out.

The higher humidity expected tomorrow will help prevent any fires that do form from spreading as quickly, but it will not prevent them. Officials said that the higher humidity could hide those fires that do start until things dry out enough for them to spread.