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East County News Service

June 27, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- Over 5,200 firefighters are battling nine large wildfires in California, Cal Fire advises. While the Border Fire in San Diego’s East County is now 80% contained after burning 7,609 acres, other major wildfires are scorching areas across California.

The largest is the Erskine Fire in Kern County, which has charred over 45,000 acres and is now 40% contained, though evacuation orders remain in place. Several new fires broke out yesterday during high temperatures and low humidity.

Below are the latest updates on fires statewide, with links to full details.

Fires of Interest:

 **CAL FIRE Incidents**

Border Fire, San Diego County (more info…)

Near Potrero

   7,609 acres, 90% contained   

Laguna Fire, Orange County NEW

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 2½ miles northeast of Laguna Beach

●   50 acres, 60% contained 

●   Forward spread stopped   


Reservoir Fire, Lake County

Northeast of Clearlake Oaks

●   350 acres brush, oak woodland, 0% contained


Creek Fire, Yolo County NEW/FINAL

Hwy 16, 4 miles south of Brooks, near the Cache Creek Casino

●   277 acres, 100% contained    

Dinosaur Fire, Merced County NEW/FINAL

Hwy 152 X Dinosaur Point, West side of San Luis Reservoir

●   1,246 acres, 100% contained    


**Unified Command Incidents**

Erskine Fire, Kern County (more info)

Lake Isabella area

Unified Command: Kern County Fire, USFS and Bureau of Land Management  

●   45,388 acres, 40% Contained

●   Evacuations in place

Sherpa Fire, Santa Barbara County (more info)

West of Goleta

Unified Command: USFS and Santa Barbara County Fire  

●   7,474 acres, 93% Contained


San Gabriel Complex, Los Angeles County (more info)

North of Duarte and Azusa

Unified Command: USFS & LA County Fire

●   5,399 acres, 72% contained

●   Two separate fires: Fish Fire (4,253 acres) and Reservoir Fire (1,146 acres)


**Federal Incidents**

Marina Fire, Mono County (more info)

Near Lee Vining

US Forest Service - Inyo National Forest

●   654 acres, 46% contained

●   CAL FIRE air and ground resources assisting  

Pony Fire, Siskiyou County (more info)

15 miles southwest of Happy Camp

US Forest Service - Klamath National Forest

●   2,858 acres, 63% contained   


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