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Wildfire Update: Soberanes Fire, Cold Fire, Pilot Fire


Update 8:36 p.m.: The Soberanes Fire burning near Big Sur in Monterey county remains 50 percent contained at 67,092 acres as of Tuesday evening. Wind continues to create an additional challenge for fire crews working in rugged terrain. The fire has destroyed 57 homes and another 410 structures are threatened. 

The Pilot Fire in the San Bernardino Mountains near Hesperia is now 7,736 acres and 6 percent contained.

In Yolo County, the Cold Fire burning near Winters is now 5,731 acres and 95 percent contained.

Original post: (AP) -- Hundreds of homes are under evacuation orders and thousands are threatened by a surging wildfire in the San Bernardino Mountains near Hesperia.

San Bernardino County sheriff's officials and the U.S. Forest Service tell the Los Angeles Times that 375 homes were under mandatory evacuation orders on Monday night because of the Pilot Fire.

Authorities say about 5,000 more are under voluntary evacuation orders.

No homes have yet burned and no one has been injured by the blaze that broke out on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Soberanes Fire near Big Sur in Monterey County is about 50 percent contained in the central part of the state. That fire destroyed 57 homes.

The Cold Fire in Yolo County is now 90 percent contained and has burned 5,731 acres. 

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