Hottest Day of the Year, So Far

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PLACER COUNTY—

As predicted Cal Fire warnings quickly turned into reality.  Firefighters ended up chasing more than a half dozen fires in Sheridan.

Temperatures didn’t quite break the triple digits, but it was the hottest day of the year — so far — for many areas.

“We’ve seen several wildfires fortunately we have been able to get our resources on it quickly and our firefighters have been able to put them out,” said Daniel Berlant, Cal Fire’s spokesperson.

Firefighters spent the day containing brush fires that broke out in the farm lands.

“We probably had about a half of dozen wild fires but statewide we’ve responded to nearly 1900 wildfires that’s up 90 percent, and we’re not into summer yet,” Berlant said.

While firefighters battle fire in the heat, those suffering from it ended up here at the river at Discovery Park.

One woman, headed to Monterrey Bay, decided to get her niece and nephew riverside fast, so fast she didn’t have time to change into her beachware.

“Yeah we were going to go to the bay area and shop around but my niece and nephew were begging me to take them to the beach and they wouldn’t let me go and they were crying so I decided to take them to the beach,” Yer Lor said.

Though people are doing what they can to beat the heat, firefighters say they also need to do what they can to take heed to Cal Fire warnings.

“We are definitely in fire season. [Be] extra careful,” Berlant said.

Kimberly Easton filed this report.

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