Update, Oct. 23: All of the remaining fires are at least 80 percent contained, with most 90 percent contained or more. Cal Fire hopes to have the Bear fire in the Santa Cruz mountains fully contained by Tuesday, and the devastating Sonoma County fires in hand Wednesday.
Update, Oct. 18: Cal Fire reports full containment on a number of fires north of the bay, but new fires near San Jose, Santa Cruz, and in the East Bay opened up a new front in the crisis. The National Weather Service predicts that rain may bring relief this week, but it’s still up in the air whether or not the storms will manifest.
Update, Oct. 16: Here’s a breakdown of the how the battle fares as of Monday morning. Several new fires south of Silicon Valley have started but are almost entirely contained, while a handful of Sonoma County fires have merged.
Californians are crossing their fingers for some good luck this Friday the 13th, as the state enters its fifth straight day of wildfires with seemingly no end in sight. Another fire warning is in effect in the East Bay hills and parts of Santa Clara County.
Meanwhile, Cal Fire’s latest fire map indicates some progress made on blazes that have been running rampant in the North Bay and beyond, although others are still scarcely contained at all.Read More