Pawnee Fire In Lake County At 56% Containment

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The fire in Yolo County has grown to 22,000 acres, forcing many people to leave their homes.

"The Red Flag Warning has expired however conditions remain hot and dry and winds remain erratic".

Smoke poured into the Bay Area from the County Fire, and ash was visible on cars and homes Sunday.

Even though residents in San Francisco and some East Bay areas saw orange-colored fog on Sunday, with ash on vehicles and patio furniture, no Bay Area community had air quality that exceeded federal health standards on Saturday, Sunday or Monday, Fasano said.

Ellen Booth and Larry Booth told KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs that they lost their vacation home where they planned to live in retirement and were not able to insure because of recent destructive fires in Colorado.


Curry said officials couldn't get a size update Monday afternoon due to the fire activity and smoke.

In Northern California's wine country, the fires have brought back memories and fears of last year's devastating wildfires.

104 homes are confirmed destroyed in the Spring Fire that continues to burn in southern Colorado.

The Pawnee Fire was coming under control today when a flareup prompted more evacuations of residents and businesses in California. About 360 children at a camp also had to be evacuated by the Chateau Fire.

"This fire is absolutely, extremely fast-moving", Lauderbale said.


State fire crews are also still battling the Pawnee Fire in Lake County, which was 80 percent contained as of Tuesday morning. Investigators have not released other details except to say that they don't think he intentionally started the fire.

In Colorado, firefighters were hampered by adverse weather conditions to combat flames in six major wildfires that have charred more than 40,000 hectares across the state, said Larry Helmerick, spokesman for the Rocky Mountain Coordination Center.

Additional crews will be helping out on Tuesday to make sure the fire stays contained.

The fire has formed two distinct columns-one north of Highway 160 and one to the south. Officials say the North Spring Fire was very active yesterday and it continued to grow overnight.


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