Six wildfires were burning across California on Saturday, consuming nearly 60,000 acres.
More than 4,500 firefighters were battling the fires, which stretched from the Klammath National Forest in Northern California to the Mexican border in San Diego County, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The Kern County fire is about 5% contained.
In Southern California, the 7,609-acre Border fire in San Diego County, which has destroyed five homes and damaged another, was 70% contained, officials said Saturday. The 5,285-acre San Gabriel Complex fire in Los Angeles County’s mountains was nearly half contained, and evacuation orders had been lifted as of Saturday.
The 7,474-acre Sherpa fire, which threatened homes and destroyed one structure in Santa Barbara County, was almost entirely contained Saturday.
In the Klamath National Forest, the lightning-sparked Pony fire had burned 2,858 acres and was 60% contained.
Red-flag fire warnings were in effect across much of southern and central California, including in the mountains of Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Kern counties and in the Sacramento Valley from Redding to Sacramento, because of gusty winds and low humidity.