Haze from a series of wildfires clouds the San Francisco skyline in a view across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Fire crews from Nevada and Oregon have arrived to help California firefighters battle hundreds of blazes that are darkening the sky over the San Francisco Bay area and Central Valley, leading public health officials to issue air-quality warnings. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
San Francisco (AP) Firefighters are making slow progress against more than 1,000 wildfires throughout northern California as the region braces for more lightning storms.
Authorities reported no new major fires Sunday morning and said crews had inched closer to getting some of the largest blazes surrounded.
But a “red flag warning,” meaning the most extreme fire danger, was still in effect.
Forecasters are predicting more thunderstorms similar to the ones that ignited hundreds of fires a week ago.
The state office of emergency services says the blazes have charred more than 556 square miles and destroyed more than 50 buildings.
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