Over 10,000 firefighters are battling 6 large wildfires in California. This morning firefighters were able to contain the destructive Blue Cut Fire in San Bernardino County that had been burning since August 12. The fire burned an estimated 321 structures, including 105 homes, making it the 20th most destructive wildfire in California’s history.


Last week firefighters across California battled nearly 250 new wildfires containing most to a small acreage. Since the beginning of the year there have been over 4,900 wildfires that have burned over 417,000 acres.


Today, near normal temperatures should continue to aid firefighters in their efforts towards containment. A Red Flag Warning continues this afternoon for Modoc county due to gusty winds and low humidity.  Again today there is a chance of thunderstorms in many of the mountainous regions of the state.


While there is a slight chance for lightning today in the mountains, most wildfires in California are caused by the activity of people. That means almost every wildfire is preventable. All Californians are urged to take caution outdoors in order to prevent sparking a wildfire. One Less Spark, means One Less Wildfire. Learn more tips on how to prevent a wildfire at www.ReadyForWildfire.org.


California Fire Updates


CAL FIRE Incidents


Clayton Fire, Lake County
Off Hwy 29, Lower Lake area
• 3,929 acres & 96% contained
• All evacuations have been lifted 
• 300 structures destroyed, 20 structures damaged


Chimney Fire, San Luis Obispo County
South of Lake Nacimiento
• 37,101 acres & 35% contained
• Evacuations in effect 
• 48 structures destroyed
 
Tully Fire, Humboldt County
Off Hwy 169, 6 miles north of Weitchpec
• 300 acres & 0% contained
• Evacuations in effect 
• Hwy 169 closed from Weitchpec to McKinnon Hill Rd


Unified Command Incidents


Blue Cut Fire, San Bernardino County FINAL
Off of I-15 in the Cajon Pass
• 36,274 acres, 100% contained
• Acreage decreased due to more accurate mapping
• 321 structures destroyed, 8 structures damaged
 
Rey Fire, Santa Barbara County
Paradise Road, north of Santa Barbara
Unified Command: CAL FIRE, USFS and Santa Barbara County Fire
• 29,664 acres & 30% contained
• Evacuations in effect


Soberanes Fire, Monterey County
Big Sur area
Unified Command: CAL FIRE, USFS and Monterey County Sheriff’s Office 
• 87,316 acres & 60% contained
• Evacuations in effect  
• 68 structures destroyed including 57 residences


Federal Incidents


Cedar Fire, Kern County
Northwest of Lake Isabella, Cedar Creek Campground
• 21,017 acres, 5% contained
• Evacuations in effect


 

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