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Wildfire Updates: Evacuations In Lake County Due To Clayton Fire

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A plane drops fire retardant at the Mineral Fire in Fresno County.

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Update 8:30 p.m.: Evacuation orders are in place for the Clayton Fire that began late Saturday afternooon in Lake County. The fire, burning off Highway 29 and Clayton Creek south of Lower Lake, had grown to 400 acres as of 8:25 p.m, with Cal Fire reporting 20% containment.

More on Clayton Fire evacuation orders can be found here.

In Monterey County, the Soberanes Fire has grown 71,860 acres and is 60 percent contained.

The Chimney Fire in San Luis Obisbo County, which also began Saturday afternoon, has grown to 750 acres, threatening 100 structures. Cal Fire has not reported any containment on the Chimney Fire.


Original Post: Cal Fire says that the Soberanes Fire burning in Monterey County is 60 percent contained at 71,860 acres as of Saturday morning. The fire grew minimally overnight.

The Soberanes Fire was sparked on July 22 by an illegal campfire, and the rugged terrain where it is burning has created an ongoing challenge for fire crews. It has destroyed 57 homes and another 410 structures are threatened.

Cal fire is working to secure the fire in the Big Sur area, and says this may continue to lead to some closures of portions of Highway 1.

The Mineral Fire Burning in Fresno County is now 60 percent contained at 7,050 acres.

The Cold Fire in Yolo County that began August 2 is now fully contained. It burned 5,731 acres and destroyed two structures.

In the San Bernardino Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, the Pilot Fire that began August 7 is now 96 percent contained at 8,151 acres.