Fires

Day 9: Chimney Fire grows to 24,096 acres with 35 percent contained

Fire attack helicopters drop water on the southwestern front of the Chimney Fire.
Fire attack helicopters drop water on the southwestern front of the Chimney Fire. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

The Chimney Fire continued to grow overnight, and stands at 24,096 acres with 35 percent containment as of 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

Cal Fire reports a few more structures have burned, with 48 homes and outbuildings now destroyed and seven more damaged.

Evacuation orders remain in effect for the communities around Lake Nacimiento of Cal Shasta, Ranchos del Lago, South Shore Village, Christmas Cove and Oak Shores. Also under evacuation order is Bryson Hesperia, which lies in both San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties.

The fire behavior overnight remained “extreme,” according to Cal Fire, expanding by more than 4,000 acres and continued to move both north and west in steep terrain and drought-stressed vegetation.

More information will be posted here.

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