10,000 firefighters battle 6 large wildfires in California

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Over 10,000 firefighters are battling 6 large wildfires in California.  

Near normal temperatures have helped firefighters gain ground on many of these blazes and new fires that ignited over the weekend were quickly contained.

Red Flag Warnings persists in Siskiyou and Modoc counties in northern California for gusty winds and low humidity.  A chance of thunderstorms remains in many of the mountainous regions of the state in the north and south, and temperatures will continue to be near normal ranges.

Fires of Interest:
Clayton Fire, Lake County 

  • Off Hwy 29, Lower Lake area
  • 3,929 acres & 95 percent contained 
  • All evacuations have been lifted  
  • 300 structures destroyed
  • 20 structures damaged

Chimney Fire, San Luis Obispo County 

  • South of Lake Nacimiento
  • 31,644 acres & 35 percent contained 
  • Evacuations in effect  
  • 48 structures destroyed

Blue Cut Fire, San Bernardino County 

  • Off of I-15 in the Cajon Pass
  • 37,020 acres, 100 percent contained
  • 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
  • 23,546 acres & 20 percent contained
  • Evacuations in effect

Soberanes Fire, Monterey County

  • Big Sur area
  • Unified Command: CAL FIRE, USFS and Monterey County Sheriff’s Office  
  • 86,294 acres & 60 percent contained 
  • Evacuations in effect  
  • 68 structures destroyed including 57 residences

Cedar Fire, Kern County

  • Northwest of Lake Isabella, Cedar Creek Campground
  • 19,629 acres, 5 percent contained
  • Evacuations in effect

Make sure your home is hardened and ready to defend itself against a wildfire.

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