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Wildfire south of Fairplay grows to 9342 acres

Wildfire south of Fairplay grows to 9342 acres

Firefighters continue to battle the County Fire burning in Yolo and Napa counties, now at 72,500 acres.

Almost 2,900 fire personnel from 63 crews had stepped forward to attempt to contain the County Fire, which began Saturday in Guinda.

The fire was said to have started near Jones Hill, west of Highway 285 and south of County Road 22. "But, boy, it's just getting earlier and earlier".

The other big north state fire, the Pawnee Fire northeast of Clear Lake, is 80 percent contained at 14,700 acres.

Authorities haven't released details on the extent of the fire damage but the arrest affidavit laying out the evidence against Joergensen said about 25 residences had been burned to the ground as of Thursday, when he was arrested.

"It is disappointing for the tourism but in the large aspect of things, we're going to make this a much safer community", said Clark, "and we'll return it to state of normalcy in a few weeks".

Park County officials said Thursday that firefighters are now battling a wildfire in an area south of Fairplay.

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"A lot of friends and family were texting today and saying they were having some PTSD", said Savannah Kirtlink, who evacuated her Napa home during the blazes in December.

The fast-moving blaze that broke out Saturday in western Yolo County charred at least 50 square miles of dry brush and threatened more than 100 structures in ranchland northwest of Sacramento.

"Did we wish everyone was here, having a good time?" Temperatures and relative humidity "will be favorable" to firefighting efforts on Tuesday, Matta said.

So far this year, wildfires have burned 4,200 square miles in the United States, according to the fire center.

Because of the Independence Day holiday, authorities are also concerned about the possibility of campfires or fireworks starting new fires because of the dry, hot conditions.

"Conditions are unpleasant for them and it's unsafe for the firefighters, who are working on the roadway, when people try to go", said CalFire information officer David Clark.

"We're all exhausted, but we get out here as a team, and lift each others spirits up", said firefighter Sean Massa of Anaheim Fire and Rescue. The map above shows they have made progress toward that goal.


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