Ash Falls in the Bay Area as Wildfires Scorch Northern California

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Fire weather conditions remain critical. The National Weather Service predicted a high of 92 degrees on Sunday in Lake County. Evacuations exclude the city of Winters.

The latest info on evacuations and evacuation centers for Yolo County can be found here.

Authorities said the fire east of Fort Garland was estimated at 83 square miles after unpredictable winds pushed the fire both north and south over the weekend, reports CBS Colorado Springs affiliate KKTV.

The County Fire started just after 2 p.m. Saturday, southwest of the Guinda community, about 50 miles west of Sacramento.

All evacuations orders have been rescinded.

Joergensen, who reported the wildfire, said it started about 20 ft (six meters) away from the fire pit Wednesday and he tried to put it out, an arrest affidavit says.

The fire is burning beetle kill timber in the Williams Fork area.

The fast-moving fire has scorched at least 55 square miles (142 square kilometers) of dry brush and threatened more than 100 buildings in ranchland northwest of Sacramento. It started Friday afternoon.

Curry said officials couldn't get a size update Monday afternoon due to the fire activity and smoke.

County Road 49 was also reopened. The smoke from the fires has drifted down to San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

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In response, Cal Fire has tripled its response to 110 engines as of 7 a.m. Sunday morning.

"This fire is absolutely, extremely fast-moving", he said.

Smoke from the Sugarloaf Fire burning in Grand County is drifting into Nederland and Boulder.

A blaze burning for several days in Lake County jumped containment lines Saturday, prompting additional evacuation orders. The fire is 73-percent contained.

Curry says the blaze about 80 miles (129 kilometers) southeast of Salt Lake City started Sunday and officials believe it was human-caused but are investigating.

The flames were chewing through 1.5 sq miles (four sq km) of rugged terrain an hour, said the California department of forestry and fire protection spokesman, Gabe Lauderbale. 63 to County Rd 76 west of Highway 16 and the Murphy Ranch area.

Firefighters will watch the blaze overnight as it is still smoldering, Mayer said. An evacuation center is being set up at the Lower Lake High School.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Meanwhile, road closures were reported northbound at County Road 87 from Hwy. Mule Skinner, Walker Ridge, Highway 16 and Highway 53 were all closed at Highway 20. Mandatory evacuations were also issued for Black Mountain south of CR22, and for Campground of the Rockies.

Deputy Chief McLean said the acreage of the new burn was minimal, but is a reminder of how serious the conditions are.

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