California wildfires: Here are latest updates for Aero, Sites, Watts and Post fires

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The Aero Fire is 84% contained as of Sunday morning, and remaining evacuation warnings were lifted Saturday. Other fires are less contained.

CALIFORNIA, USA — The Aero Fire is 84% contained as of Sunday morning, and remaining evacuation warnings placed in Calaveras County due to the fire were lifted Saturday.

Just before 7 a.m., Cal Fire said the 5,425-acre fire was 84% contained. The fire started around 3:30 p.m. Monday, and is located along Rock Creek Road and Highway 4, north of Copperopolis.

No injuries were reported but hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes.

Three structures were destroyed, and one was damaged during the fire, according to Cal Fire. Its cause is still under investigation. Firefighters reported minimal fire activity on the front lines Saturday morning with most of the smoke in the area coming from smoldering of large fuels in ash pits and stump holes, ABC10 previously reported.

Firefighters say it’s possible smoke will be visible within the fire’s boundary for several weeks.

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Stockton men within the evacuation zone Wednesday on suspicion of mail theft.

Sites Fire

The battle against the Sites Fire in Colusa County is led by the Cal Fire Sonoma-Lake-Napa unit.

The fire began after 1:30 p.m. Monday and is 38% contained as of around 7:40 p.m. Sunday evening. It is 19,195 acres large, and its cause is still under investigation, according to Cal Fire.

It is located along Sites Lodoga Road and Wilson Creek, southeast of Stonyford.

An evacuation update as of 10 a.m. Sunday said evacuation orders for the following areas are now evacuation warnings for residents only:

Sites Lodoga Road from Sites to Lodoga.Leesville Lodoga Road to Leesville.Leesville Road to Huffmaster Road.Huffmaster Road to Sites.Leesville Road to Antelope Valley Ranch and North from Antelope Valley Ranch to Sites.

Mandatory hard closures remain at Sites Lodoga Road at Sites, Bear Valley Road at Brim Road, Lodoga Stonyford Road at Leesville, and Leesville Rd at King Road, according to Cal Fire. 

The roads are still heavily populated by emergency vehicles and are closed to non-residents, according to the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office.

Watts Fire

The 100-acre Watts Fire in Fresno County started just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday. It is 30% contained as of 6:40 a.m. Sunday.

It is located along the 26000 Block of Watts Valley Road in eastern Fresno County, and its cause is still under investigation, according to Cal Fire. The lead agency tending to the fire is the Cal Fire Fresno-Kings unit.

Some evacuation warnings are in place, and those can be viewed under the “evacuation zone map” section of the webpage HERE.

Post Fire

The 15,690-acre Post Fire spread across Los Angeles and Ventura counties that began June 15 located along Gorman Road is approximately 83% contained just before 7 a.m. Sunday, according to Cal Fire.

Evacuation orders include south of Gorman Post Road, west of Interstate 5, east of the Los Angeles County line and north of Pyramid Lake.

Evacuation warnings include areas south of Pyramid Lake, west of Interstate 5, east of Los Angeles County line and just north of Templin Highway.

The fire’s cause is still under investigation and the incident’s lead agency is the .

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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.