Friday, 21 September, 2018

California Fires: Klamathon Wildfire Closes Interstate 5, 10 Acres Destroyed In Irwindale

HORNBROOK Ore. – A local community is being partially evacuated due to a wildfire in Siskiyou County HORNBROOK Ore. – A local community is being partially evacuated due to a wildfire in Siskiyou County
Faye Gross | 08 July, 2018, 03:56

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said at about 8:30 p.m Thursday. These conditions are beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the combined forces of Santa Barbara County Operational Area to combat. County 911 lines were jammed with calls, and emergency officials said they contacted 1,200 lines to urge evacuations. The aircraft can carry 19,200 gallons of water, retardant or suppressant. Officials announced that much of the mandatory evacuation area will be reduced to a warning area on Saturday at 5 PM.

This year's fires had burned more than 2.9 million acres through Thursday, compared with an annual average of about 2.4 million over the last 10 years, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

The fire was only 5 percent contained Friday night, but crews had virtually stopped its growth and were focusing on knocking down hotspots that continue to threaten houses and mobile homes, state fire officials said.

For residents evacuating the area who need assistance with pets, the SB County Twitter recommends calling 805-681-4332. It had destroyed 18 structures and damaged eight others by Saturday morning.

A brush fire that destroyed about 20 homes in Goleta and cause thousands of evacuations reached 80 percent containment Saturday. Fire bans have also been enacted by many counties. "Lock and secure all homes, other buildings, and vehicles left behind to the extent possible and monitor updates from local authorities", the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department said.

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The weather will become hotter and drier into the weekend, Cal Fire warned.

Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the county. The fire temporarily shut down Interstate 8 in both directions.

The Klamathon Fire started on July 5 near Hornbook, California, a town 14 miles south of the OR border, according to KSBY.

Firefighters wait for water as they battle flames at the Alpine Oaks Estates mobile home park during a wildfire Friday, July 6, 2018, in Alpine, Calif. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a statement on Thursday urging residents to take advantage of cooling centers throughout the city if they don't have access to air conditioning.

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