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Cooler weather, higher humidity aid battle against Northern California wildfire

Cooler weather, higher humidity aid battle against Northern California wildfire

Cooler temperatures and higher humidity are expected to help firefighters battling the 60,000-acre Rocky fire in Northern California, but the weather shift could bring thunderstorms and a risk of new fires to parts of the parched Sierra Nevada. Temperatures have dropped into the 60s and 70s, winds have calmed and humidity has increased throughout Northern California because of an approaching storm, said meteorologist Brooke Bingaman of the National Weather Service in Sacramento. The change was positive news for firefighters battling the Rocky fire in near-record heat and will allow them to make progress on the massive blaze. “The plus that Mother Nature has been giving is that we...

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