Smoke and Heat Conditions - Please Be Advised
The Fresno County and surrounding areas are not only under extreme summer temperatures, but the smoke and air pollution from the Carr Fire and other fires.
We are an open air museum. For the health of our employees and visitors, our tours after 2 pm may be canceled at short notice due to smoke and heat conditions.
Sixteen of the largest wildfires burning in California have scorched 320,000 acres, authorities said Wednesday -- an area larger than the entire city of Los Angeles.
The Carr Fire, which has burned 115,000 acres and left six people dead, is now considered the sixth most destructive fire in California history, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection -- also known as Cal Fire.
Forecasters say winds could be stronger Wednesday, around 20 mph to 30 mph, and high temperatures and low humidity don't bode well for containing the blazes.