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Wildfires Update Across State

 

Last updated 6/24/2016 at 2:06pm



Around the state, six large fires have 4,500 firefighters working around the clock. San Diego’s Border Fire, which broke out Sunday, is currently 45% contained and covering 7,483 acres.

The San Gabriel Complex Fire in Los Angeles County, which first broke out Monday, has burned a combined 5,267 acres and was 30 percent contained Friday morning. Hundreds of residents were initially evacuated in that incident but were finally given the all-clear to return home Friday. Smoke from this fire is still drifting over the Coachella Valley.

The newest of the six fires broke out Thursday afternoon. Erskine Fire near Lake Isabella in Kern County has already burned nearly 20,000 acres and approximately 100 structures. Firefighters estimate another 1,500 are threatened. Authorities have confirmed that at least two people have been killed.

"With the weekend approaching CAL FIRE is again urging the public to be extra careful with outdoor activities," Calfire officials said Friday. "Whether it’s camping, barbequing, or off-road driving, conditions are ripe for a simple spark to ignite a wildfire. One Less Spark means One Less Wildfire."

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