Wildfire in Calaveras County, CA
UPDATE 13: Redwood Valley Fire (Mendocino Lake Complex) is now 100% contained. Bear Fire (Santa Cruz County) is 95% contained. Atlas Fire (Southern LNU Complex) is 97% contained. Nuns Fire(Oakmont, Norrbom, Adobe, Pressley, Patrick) is 94% contained, Sulphur Fire (Mendocino Lake Complex) is 99% contained. Pocket Fire (Central NLU Complex) is now 94% contained.
UPDATE 12: A considerable breakthrough was made lately by the fire crews. Several wildfires are almost contained: Sulphur Fire (Mendocino County) is 99% contained; Pocket Fire (in Sonoma County) is 92% contained; Tubb Fire between Calistoga and Santa Rosa (Napa and Sonoma county) is 94% contained.
UPDATE: At least 60 people are still reported missing. The death toll has risen to 42.
UPDATE: Progress has been made as three fires have been 100% contained by the crews: the Gypsum Canyon Fire in Orange County, the Wilson Fire in San Diego County, and the York Fire in Monterey County. Blazes are still active and dangerous in most parts of Northern California.
UPDATE: 32 people have died and nearly 222,000 acres were burned in the wildfires.
UPDATE: At least 31 people have been killed in the California wildfires. More than half of them were in Sonoma County. Officials are calling this "one of the worst natural disasters in California history."
UPDATE: Around 550 people are reported missing. The death toll has risen to 21.
UPDATE: At least 17 people are confirmed dead, while an estimated 2,000 buildings are destroyed or damaged by the fires.
UPDATE: Over 100 people are reported missing.
UPDATE: At least 11 people have died in the California wildfires. The Atlas Fire has spread on more than 8,000 acres. Over 20,000 people have now been evacuated. 1,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed.
UPDATE: The fires have burned more than 68 square miles.
UPDATE: Governor Jerry Brown has declared a State of Emergency as the fires burn across Northern California. Strong winds are helping the flames spread.
A wildfire is taking place in Calaveras County, CA, being one of several wildfires that are now active in Northern California.
The fire as burned at least 150 acres and has left at nearly 2,400 people without electricity.
Updates to follow.