CALIFORNIA — Over 5,000 firefighters are battling four large wildfires in California, while firefighters around the rest of the state battled dozens of new fires yesterday.
Despite the higher temperatures and dry conditions, all the new fires yesterday were contained in their initial stages. Cal Fire crews were also able to contain the 210-acre Camanche Fire in Amador County that started on June 17.
While Red Flag Warnings have been lifted in Southern California, extreme temperatures and low humidity continue to heighten the fire risk statewide. Ninety-five percent of wildfires in Cal Fire’s jurisdiction are sparked by the activity of people, which means almost every fire is preventable.
Cal Fire is urging the public to take steps to prevent sparking a wildfire. One Less Spark, means One Less Wildfire. Learn more at www.ReadyforWildfire.org.
Fires of Interest:
**CAL FIRE Incidents**
Border Fire, San Diego County (more info…)
● 6,500 acres, 15% contained
● Mandatory evacuation orders remain
● 1,000 structures threatened
● Hwy 94 remains closed
Camanche, Vegetation Fire, Amador County (more info…) FINAL
North of Camanche Reservoir
● 210 acres, 100% contained
**Unified Command Incidents**
Sherpa Fire, Santa Barbara County (more info…)
West of Goleta
Unified Command: CAL FIRE, USFS and Santa Barbara County Fire
● 7,969 acres, 89% Contained
● Mandatory evacuations downgraded to warnings
San Gabriel Complex, Los Angeles County (more info…)
North of Duarte and Azusa
Unified Command: USFS & LA County Fire
● 4,900 acres, 10% contained
● Combination of Fish Fire (3,700 acres) and Reservoir Fire (1,200 acres)
Pony Fire, Siskiyou County (more info…)
15 miles southwest of Happy Camp
US Forest Service – Klamath National Forest
● 2,858 acres, 60% contained