California wildfires prompt evacuation calls for hundreds of homes

California wildfires prompt evacuation calls for hundreds of homes

The largest of the blazes as of Saturday was the Alamo fire in San Luis Obispo County, which exploded from 6,000 acres Saturday morning to more than 19,000 acres by late afternoon. More than 1,000 firefighters have been fighting the blaze that started on Thursday and was 10-percent contained as of Saturday afternoon, officials said.

Brush fire in the 2400 block of Highway 154 near Camp Whittier, approximately 17 miles north of Santa Barbara.

Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara County and CalFire firefighters are working together to fight the Whittier Fire. It reached 3,400 acres later Friday evening, according to Santa Barbara County Fire.

There have been no immediate reports of fire-related deaths.

The fire now has gone over the ridge above Condor Peak, above Farren Road and Eagle Canyon of West Goleta said Captain Zaniboni.

According to authorities an evacuation notice has been issued to about 250 homes which are believed could be put at risk by the fires.

Media reports indicate evacuations have been ordered in the area.

Downtown Los Angeles had a high of 98 degrees, breaking a 131-year record for the day set in 1886, the National Weather Service said.

Paradise Road from Highway 154 to the first river crossing also remained under an evacuation warning. Forward spread has stopped, according to Cal Fire.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported that five residents and one firefighter suffered minor injuries.

In total, evacuation orders have been issued for Blazing Saddle Drive, Buckhorno, White Rock Lane and Tepusquet Road, south of Blazing Saddle drive to Santa Maria Mesa Road.

Fire off of Highway 46 near Whitley Gardens.

As of early Sunday, the blaze had grown to more than 5,400 acres and was at zero containment.

So far Lake Cachuma Campground, Camp Whittier and The Outdoor School at Rancho Alegre have been evacuated.

A wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills, north of Sacramento, had destroyed 10 homes, scorched 2,000 acres of forest and sparked evacuations, and was just two percent contained by last night (local time).

"The fire continues to burn actively", the Cal Fire website said Sunday morning.

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