Wildfire Watch update


Miller Fire, Valley Center

All evacuation orders have been lifted on the Miller Fire in Valley Center, which broke out Friday near Cole Grade road and Miller Lane.

Cal Fire says it’s 90% contained after burning 37 acres.  It was driven by high winds and destroyed several outbuildings and damaged a house, but no word yet on how the fire started.

Sawday Fire

The Sawday Fire near Ramona is also now 90% contained with all evacuation orders lifted.

That fire broke out Friday near the Sawday Truck Trail and Little Page road before spreading to damage nearly 100 acres.

Firefighters limited the spread of the fire from the air but Santa Ana winds at the start of the weekend posed real challenges to firefighting efforts.

Tick Fire

In Los Angeles County, the Tick Fire has burned 4,600 acres in Canyon Country and Santa Clarita.

The fire broke out Thursday afternoon and is currently 65% contained. 22 structures have been destroyed with another 27 damaged.

Some evacuations have been lifted due to an anticipated change in wind direction, with some roads reopened.

Kincade Fire

The Kincade Fire has crews still working to contain the spread in Sonoma County.

The fire started Wednesday night and has now burned over 30,000 acres with only 10% containment.

So far 79 structures have been destroyed, more than 31,000 others are threatened. Over 91,000 residents have been ordered to evacuate and as of this afternoon, evacuations have been ordered for Mendocino County.

Pacific Gas and Electric says one of its high-voltage transmission lines went out just before the fire started but are not admitting liability at this point.


Categories: Wildfires