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UPDATED AT 7AM FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018

The Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest in the mountains west of Lake Elsinore has burned more than 18,000 acres - up from 10,200 acres Thursday -  and as of this morning (Friday) is still only 5% contained.  Worse yet, weather conditions Thursday pushed the blaze downslope into the I-15 corridor.  For a time yesterday, flames came dangerously close to homes in Lake Elsinore foothill neighborhoods, but were fought back by firefighters.

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It's peak tourist season in Yosemite, but the most popular destination is eerily quiet.  There are no hiker on trails or climbers on the Valley's cliffs, because smoke from the Ferguson Fire has shut down parts of the park indefinitely.  In Capital Public Radio's latest "Yosemiteland" podcast episode, reporter Ezra David Romero discusses how fire might alter the park's iconic landscape.

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UPDATED 7:30AM THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018

The Holy Fire which broke out Monday afternoon near Holy Jim Canyon Road in the Trabuco Canyon area of Orange County, has blackened 9,600 acres of the Cleveland National Forest, and as of this morning (Thursday) is only 5 percent contained.  And as the blaze continues to advance into Riverside County, mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for several foothill communities south of Corona west of the 15 between Temescal Valley and Lake Elsinore.

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The Holy Fire, now buring in two counties, has led to an air quality advisory warning for Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued the advisory on Tuesday and warned of increased respiratory health risks in all three counties, extending as far east as Yucaipa. Up to the hour air quality monitoring is available for your city at this link: http://www.aqmd.gov/

KVCR's Rick Dulock has this complete update on the blaze:

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KVCR's Rick Dulock updates the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest.
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California's State Legislature is back after a month-long break. Lawmakers kicked off by approving a new "State Sport." Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford has the story.

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California's wildfire season is now year-round and the blazes are more destructive.  The state's cost to fight them is also increasing dramatically.  Capital Public Radio's Sami Soto has more.

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Four furious weeks of deadline pressure await California lawmakers as they return to the state Capitol today (Monday) after their summer recess.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, their biggest debates include wildfire liability, bail reform, and net neutrality. 

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UPDATED  6AM MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2018

With nearly full containment holding for several days now, officials are indicating the Cranston Fire itself is now less of a threat to Idyllwild-area mountain communities than the aftermath yet to come.

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