Six Fires Continue To Burn In California Governor Declares Emergencies

09.01.09 | FL News Team

Six major wildfires continue to burn in California prompting Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency in four counties including Placer, Monterey, Los Angeles and Mariposa. The largest fire in the Angeles National Forest north of L.A. has burned more than 105-thousand acres and is only five-percent contained. Eighteen homes have been destroyed in the Station Fire, and another 12-thousand are threatened. In Placer County, the 49er Fire has destroyed 60 homes and businesses in the Sierra foothills. The fire is 70-percent contained, and has burned 340 acres.

 

Meanwhile, a fire burning in Yosemite National Park has burned more than five-thousand acres. The Big Meadow Fire that started last week is 55-percent contained. The Oak Glen Fire in San Bernardino County has charred one-thousand acres and is 25-percent contained. The Red Rock Fire in Siskiyou County is 80-percent contained after burning nearly 14-hundred acres. And the Gloria Fire in Monterey and San Benito Counties is finally 100-percent contained after burning nearly 65-hundred acres.