Fires

Fires

County Fire sparked by improperly installed electric fence, Cal Fire says

The County Fire, California's largest wildfire this year, was caused by an electric livestock fence that was improperly installed, Cal Fire said Wednesday. The fire, which started in Guinda on June 30 and is still burning in Yolo and Napa counties, has reached over 90,000 acres and was 86 percent contained as of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

View of firefighting efforts in Simmons Fire near Lake Oroville

Here's a view of firefighting efforts at the Simmons Fire off Highway 162 at Simmons Road, at Lake Oroville (Butte County). The blaze stood at 50 acres Thursday afternoon.