Fueled by scorching heat, two wildfires in California have burned tens of thousands of acres in the south and central part of the state. The ranch fire burned in a residential area Thursday, and the so-called Sand Fire broke out in Southern California. California's wildfires are at high risk of burning, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
In addition, two other fires that broke out in Los Angeles County last month have charred a total of 35,000 acres of land. A fire in Monterey County, called the Soberanes Fire, has burned more than 1,500 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It burned in a residential area near the town of Santa Clarita, about 60 miles south of San Francisco. The Montana fire is burning about 30 miles north of the town of Salinas and about 10 miles east of Montrose.
A fire in eastern Sacramento County has burned more than 1,000 acres of land, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, though firefighters have contained it. The sage fire near Stevenson Ranch has burned 1,100 acres without affecting homes, and the blaze follows two other fires in the Santa Clarita area last month. In July, a sand fire outside SantaClarita destroyed more than 41,500 acres in Los Angeles County, killing one person and destroying 18 homes.
On Friday, the fire crossed Highway 14, which runs between Santa Clarita and Palmdale, and started burning in a Santa Clara River car wash. Evacuations are ongoing and include the Magic Mountain area of SantaClarita, the Spinnery Canyon area and the Silver Lake area, including the homes of the owners of Spinning Mountain Ranch, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. At 5 p.m., a fire that had not been seen from downtown Santa Clarita jumped over a ridge in the Placerita Gorge. Firefighters, firefighters, residents and residents of the South Glendale and Dave Clark Park area gathered Friday night as a fast-moving tick fire rained down on their homes.
A line of California fire engines is heading toward the blazing Santa Anita Canyon as the Bobcat fire burns in Arcadia. The BobCat fire broke out in the Placerita Gorge on Friday afternoon, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Firefighters from the Santa Clarita Fire Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are expected to be near the Agua Dulce area where the tick fire is burning. September 17, 2020 - Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news, weather, traffic and traffic updates from Santa Clara County, CA.
Smoke from the tick fire prompted the Los Angeles County Air Quality Management District to issue an unhealthy air quality advisory. The announcement follows a fire in Los Angeles that prompted 50,000 people to flee their homes and prompted more than 2,000 evacuations.
Last week, two fires broke out in the Santa Clarita Valley, quickly wiping out dozens of acres of bushland in gusty Santa Ana winds.
The fire has burned more than 16 square miles and is 0% contained and has spread to 850 acres, Los Angeles County officials said. Emergency services respond to a helicopter crash that sparked the Brush Fire in Southern California (more from January 26, 2020). A helicopter crashed in Southern California on Sunday, triggering a small bushfire that has earned the nickname "tick fire," according to the Santa Clarita Valley Fire Department.
The so-called Sand Fire has broken out in Southern California and is the largest fire of the season. The Bond fire is burning in Orange County, while the Corona Airport fire and the Nuevo fire are in Riverside County. After the fire broke out, the fire exploded in size, releasing a more than 100-foot-high plume of smoke and flames.
The fierce Santa Ana winds that drove the fire into a Los Angeles neighborhood and set six homes on fire are expected to continue through Friday, triggering a second round of severe storms in Southern California, according to the US Forest Service. The sandfire, the largest so far this season, is expected to cause more than $1.5 million in damage and continue through Friday.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department said smaller fires nearby had been contained, including the Tick Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley and the Redondo Beach Fire. A new fire was started Thursday afternoon as firefighters battled the "tick fire," the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
The Tick Fire in Santa Clarita broke out Thursday and burned 4,300 acres by Friday morning, driven by strong winds, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The fire had consumed more than 200 acres of land and had broken out in the Redondo Beach area of the San Gabriel Valley, about 30 miles east of Santa Clara County, the Los California County Fire Department said. Friday, October 25, 2019, shows fire damage from the Tick Fire near the intersection of San Pedro Avenue and El Camino Real, in San Bernardino County. A tick fire burns on the south side of El Cajon Road near Arroyo Seco Road and Arch Street, Thursday, November 1, 2018.