4,740-acre California wildfire raging untamed

4,740-acre California wildfire raging untamed

20 June 2011

published by www.mercurynews.com


USA — California firefighters are battling a wildfire that has already burned 7 square miles of grassland on a westward run from a Kern County oil field to a remote area of eastern San Luis Obispo County.

No structures are threatened.

Cal Fire’s latest update at 11 p.m. Sunday shows 4,740 acres has burned since the fire started less than 12 hours earlier.

The blaze is 20 percent contained, or surrounded.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire started in the McDonald-Anticline Oil Field and moved west into San Luis Obispo County’s Temblor Range, some 12 miles southwest of Lost Hills.

The cause of the fire hasn’t been determined.

Four water-dropping aircraft are aiding firefighters on the ground.


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