Crews face a major battle to contain the blaze in the Easy Fire, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. A new bushfire has broken out in the Sierra Nevada, scorching about 186 hectares as firefighters struggle to bring the blaze under control. The size remains at 4,615 acres and 27 structures were found damaged, said Scott McLean, a Santa Barbara County sheriff's spokesman, who said.
The number of firefighters battling the blaze has been reduced from 925 to 509, using 69 engines, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Camera crews are with Locomotive 47, which was sent to the Ponderosa fire in northern California's Shasta County. The fire is being fought by several organizations, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the California State Firefighters Association and the National Forest Service.
The fire, called the Soledad Fire, had grown to 1,100 hectares by 8 p.m. and was 0% contained, the fire department said. The blaze burned across 300 hectares on Saturday morning but was quickly brought under control by firefighters. By 6 a.m., the fire was 10 percent contained and CAL FIRE said the fire had grown to 500 acres and was 85 percent contained.
At this stage, the fire is not considered a threat to the city of Soledad, Cal Fire said, but said firefighters were making good progress in fighting the fire.
Police are asking anyone who may have any clues to come forward, police and fire services are updating their updates. Firefighters are responding to several other fires in the area, adding to the challenge, according to Cal Fire. We are making significant progress by working with agencies that help contain conflicts and combat trouble spots.
Cal Fire says steep terrain and wildfires continue to pose a threat to surrounding communities despite rolling stock. Firefighters are making good progress in fighting a fire that prompted evacuations near the city of San Bernardino this morning, the Los Angeles Times reports. A small bushfire broke out Thursday in a wooded area of the Sierra Madre National Forest in Soledad, Calif. Firefighters are making progress in containing many fires and are making progress in containing the largest of them, a 2,000-acre fire in San Juan Capistrano, the California Fire Department said.
The bushfire had jumped over Interstate 14 in the morning and had burned more than 2,000 acres in a wooded area of the Sierra Madre National Forest, the fire department said. The fire spread to Toro Park on Thursday night, but Cal Fire said it did not cross Highway 68.
The California Highway Patrol said the northbound lane was initially closed at Agua Dulce Canyon and the southbound lane at Soledad Canyon Road. The right lane and right shoulder remained open to traffic on the east side of the highway at the northern entrance to the Sierra Madre National Forest, it said.
Cal Fire said Sunday night that cloud cover and increased humidity had helped firefighters fight the fire and slow its spread. The fire is currently burning only within the container lines, but there will continue to be smoke as large amounts of fuel continue to smolder, Cal Fire said. It is 1.8 miles from the Carmel Fire and crews do not expect it to merge with it, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Firefighting work continued throughout the night as firefighters faced significant winds, he said. Crews were also making progress Sunday night in fighting the Getty fire, which is burning about 1.5 miles west of the Carmel fire near the city of Getty, Calif.
The Simi Valley fire, which broke out in California on Wednesday morning, is approaching the Taran base at high speed. The light fire was sparked by an easily-solved bushfire on the south side of the San Gabriel Valley. The occupants of the Capitol, who are now facing the Simis Valley fires, have burned 1,648 hectares under red flag conditions.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation by authorities, but the Los Angeles Times reports it was caused by a car that crashed into a field and then caught fire. PG & E reported a fire at the site where it broke out, according to AP, noting that illegal fireworks were seen at the fire department's work Sunday night. The fire began Saturday afternoon and was nicknamed "Tick Fire," according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). The cause of the fire is being investigated by the San Bernardino County Fire Department and the Southern California Fire Department.
The fire's sprinkler system is based on a sprinkler system that Cal Fire says does not work properly or function properly when fighting fires.
This is the biggest fire of the season, and the Maria fire has burned 9,412 hectares in one of its most recent fires. The fire engulfed more than 4,600 acres on Thursday and was 100% contained, according to Cal Fire. By Friday night, it had swallowed 145 hectares of land but was 100 per cent contained. The Maria fire began in the San Jacinto Mountains north of Santa Rosa on Wednesday night and had consumed more than 3,500 acres by Thursday. By Friday night, however, the fire had been contained to about 100 percent of the 145-acre area, "Cal said.