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Wildfire Update: Chimney And Rey Fires Near Full Containment, Soberanes Fire Still Burns

Melissa Bosworth / Capital Public Radio
 

Melissa Bosworth / Capital Public Radio

More than 5,800 firefighters are battling 8 large wildfires throughout California, according to Cal Fire.

Several of the largest fires in the state are now nearing full containment. As of Sunday morning, the Chimney Fire in San Luis Obispo County is 97 percent contained at 46,344 acres. The Rey Fire in Santa Barbara County is 96 percent contained at 32,606 acres. The Cedar Fire in Kern County is 95 percent contained at 29,322 acres.

In Siskiyou County, the Gap Fire burning in the Klamath National Forest is now 23,896 acres and 25 percent contained.

The Soberanes Fire, which has been burning since July 22 in Monterey County, remains 60 percent contained at  98,420 acres.

The Ken Fire, a small blaze burning in southern California near where the Blue Cut Fire burned last month, is 25 acres and is expected to be fully contained by 6 p.m. Sunday.

Cal Fire says low relative humidity and gusty wind conditions expected to develop Sunday afternoon in northern California are the biggest fire weather concerns for the coming week. 

Here's more information on the Soberanes Fire: