Soberanes Fire grows; containment holds steady
A large fire in Monterey County, California, called the
, has grown, and containment is staying steady.
Washoe County Air Quality says our air has been fluctuating between Good and Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups because of smoke from that fire and other fires, plus ozone.
31,386 acres have burned and 41 homes and 10 outbuildings have been destroyed in the fire that started July 22, 2016 in the area of Soberanes Creek, Garrapata State Park, north of Palo Colorado/Big Sur, according to Cal Fire. Cal Fire is also reporting that one person has died as a result of the fire.
The fire is 15% contained as of July 29 with no estimate of full containment. No cause has been determined. 2,000 structures are threatened.
There are mandatory evacuations in surrounding areas.
Strike teams from Northern Nevada have been deployed to help in this fight. Wildland firefighters from several agencies including Reno, Northstar, Truckee, Carson City, and Truckee Meadows will be assisting with the firefighting efforts.