California Wildfire map for Wednesday, August 19
Firefighters statewide are battling fires throughout the state of California. Locally the Rough fire in Fresno County is producing smoke in the Eastern Sierra and is now threatening structures near Hume Lake. The Walker fire near Lee Vining is now 35% contained and the Eagle 2 fire near Bridgeport is holding at 120 acres.
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Current California Fire Map
Smoke filled the Owens Valley Thursday evening as the Rough Fire continues to grow on the Sierra National Forest north of Hume Lake. The lightning caused Rough Fire started back on July 31st and has grown substantially in recent days.
The Bridgeport area Eagle 2 fire is now over 150 acres in size. Officials now list lightning as the cause of the Eagle 2 fire. The fire burning in the buckeye Canyon west of Bridgeport took off on Wednesday, August 12th after lighting from earlier in the week sparked the blaze.
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