Cal Fire crews battling 11 blazes of 300 acres or more across state

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Nearly a dozen fires of 300 or more acres were burning across the state Monday evening, according to Cal Fire.

The Post Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties was far and away the largest at 15,611 acres. The blaze, which started Saturday afternoon in Gorman, was 20% contained.

In a situation summary, Cal Fire said the blaze was spreading southeast toward Pyramid Lake, which was closed. Around 1,200 people have also been evacuated from Hungry Valley State Park.

The Sites Fire in Colusa County and the Aero Fire in Calaveras County rounded out the top three at 4,463 and 1,900 acres, respectively. Both blazes broke out Monday afternoon and rapidly grew in size. Containment of both was listed at 0%.

The Point Fire in Sonoma County, the fourth largest blaze burning in the state as of Monday night, had consumed 1,207 acres and was 20% contained. A firefighter was injured while battling the blaze and remained in the hospital, according to Cal Fire.

The fifth and sixth largest fires were separated by just a couple of acres. The Hesperia Fire in San Bernardino County had burned 1,078 acres and was 72% contained and the Junes Fire in Butte County had burned 1,076 acres and was 95% contained.

Cal Fire said the Junes Fire has destroyed one structure since it started Saturday afternoon.

Other blazes of notable size included the Lisa Fire in Riverside County at 892 acres (95% contained), the Hernandez Fire in San Benito County at 642 acres (45% contained) and the Tuscany Fire in Riverside County at 350 acres (50% contained).

Finally, the Max Fire in Los Angles County and the Douglas Fire in Sacramento County had consumed 338 and 327 acres, respectively. Both blazes were 0% contained.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.