Klamathon Fire burns into Hornbrook, California, closes I-5

08 July, 2018, 01:29 | Author: Carlos George
  • California Fires: Klamathon Wildfire Closes Interstate 5, 10 Acres Destroyed In Irwindale

The San Diego County Emergency Site ordered evacuations for Alpine Oaks Estate. It's not clear the flames burned homes or other structures like barns.

In Colorado, officials said fire crews had made "much progress" battling the Spring Creek fire, which broke out on June 27 and has consumed 106,985 acres (43,295 hectares).

It was one of dozens of fires across the dry American West, fueled by rising temperatures and gusty winds that were expected to last through the weekend. Hornbrook is in Siskyou County. Fire officials called for immediate evacuation of some OR areas near the community of Colestin.

The Pawnee Fire northeast of Clear Lake is 92 percent contained.

Bushfires in the west of the United States have killed one person and torched hundreds of homes, with new fires sweeping Southern California as the state struggles through a record-setting heatwave.

Approximately 35 acres have burned as of 10:25 p.m., according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). In a Friday afternoon press conference, Cal Fire Chief Daryll Pina said that there have been "multiple reports of structures destroyed and damaged", but did not give an official estimate.

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North-northwest winds were blowing the embers and flames from the house fire downhill, toward downtown Goleta, Zaniboni said.

Coming a day after Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Siskiyou County, a person has died as a result of the Klamathon Fire, Cal Fire announced Friday morning.

Fire danger could prohibit rescuers from looking for anyone, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said.

In Colorado, rain helped slow the growth of fires that burned dozens of homes. They say it is just smoldering and rain over the coming days should keep it from spreading.

The Klamathon, which has destroyed 15 structures and blackened almost 22,000 acres (8,900 hectares), was only 5 percent contained as of Saturday.

In the south, crews Saturday contained about 45 percent of a 167-square-mile fire that has destroyed more than 130 homes, while in Rocky Mountain ski country firefighters from 20 states were battling an 8-square-mile wildfire above the Roaring Fork Valley.

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