Containment increases on Southern California wildfire

first_img MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have made progress against a wildfire that burned dangerously close to homes in Southern California while another blaze has exploded in size in a remote area at the northern end of the state.An approximately 3-square-mile (7.7-square-kilometer) threatening the communities of Murrieta and La Cresta is 20% contained early Friday.Some roads have reopened but mandatory evacuation orders for about 570 homes remain in place, along with a voluntary evacuation advisory for another 2,200.The fire broke out Wednesday, possibly from a lightning strike as thunderstorms moved through.In Northern California, a lightning-sparked fire in a remote area of Tehama County west of the city of Red Bluff has grown to more than 9 square miles (23.3 square kilometers), with no containment.Evacuations have been ordered for rural properties. AP, AP Posted: September 6, 2019 September 6, 2019center_img #TenajaFIRE [UPDATE] Containment overnight increased to 20% and the fire remains 2,000 acres. Clinton Keith Road is still closed. However, Los Gatos and Via Volcano are open. All evacuation orders and warnings remain in place. @RivCoReady @RSO @MurrietaFire— CAL FIRE Riverside (@CALFIRERRU) September 6, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Wildfires FacebookTwitter Containment increases on Southern California wildfirelast_img

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