The Mosquito Fire burning in Placer and El Dorado counties grew more slowly and overnight it consumed dry landscapes, destroying homes and sending thousands of residents fleeing

Iran PressAmerica: The wildfire, which started Tuesday evening north of the Oxbow Reservoir, had burned nearly 34,000 acres by Saturday morning and remains 0% contained, making it one of the state’s largest wildfires of the season so far. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has expanded its air advisory through Saturday to account for the incoming plume of smoke and haze.

A tropical storm off the Pacific Coast brought cooler temperatures and much-needed rain to Southern California on Saturday, ending a scorching heat wave and easing fears that a massive wildfire could threaten more residents.

Officials had warned that high winds from the remnants of Tropical Storm Kay could fan the flames of the Fairview Fire, which as of Friday had consumed about 27,000 acres in Riverside County, east of Los Angeles, and was only 5% contained. Heavy rain from the storm, meanwhile, raised the possibility of flash flooding and mudslides. 219

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