As of June 22, more than 5,000 firefighters are battling four large wildfires in California, while firefighters also battled dozens of new fires. 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 - 95% 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. Learn more at www.ReadyforWildfire.org.
FIRES OF INTEREST
Cal Fire incidents
* Border Fire, San Diego County (near Potrero)
● 6,500 acres, 15% contained
● Mandatory evacuation orders remain
● 1,000 structures threatened
● Highway 94 remains closed
* Camanche, vegetation fire, Amador County - final (north of Camanche Reservoir)
● 210 acres, 100% contained
Unified command incidents
Unified command: Cal Fire, USFS and Santa Barbara County Fire
* Sherpa Fire, Santa Barbara County (west of Goleta)
● 7,969 acres, 89% Contained
● Mandatory evacuations downgraded to warnings
* San Gabriel Complex, Los Angeles County (north of Duarte and Azusa)
Unified command: USFS and Los Angeles County Fire
● 4,900 acres, 10% contained
● Combination of Fish Fire (3,700 acres) and Reservoir Fire (1,200 acres)
* Pony Fire, Siskiyou County (15 miles southwest of Happy Camp, US Forest Service - Klamath National Forest)
● 2,858 acres, 60% contained