1 person dies in wildfire near California-Oregon border

Image courtesy Tommy Davis

Image courtesy Tommy Davis

As of early Sunday, the Holiday Fire burned through more than 100 acres and was 80 percent contained, officials posted on the internet.

Santa Barbara County said 10 to 20 structures had burned and 2,000 people were evacuated.

In Southern California, a fire in Santa Barbara burned 20 structures in Goleta, and a San Diego County fire burned at least five homes in Alpine. Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for the county.

Evacuations were ordered north of Cathedral Oaks to West Camino Cielo Road, and from La Patera Lane, west to North Patterson Avenue. Neither of those fires are contained yet.

In San Diego County, a handful of fires prompted evacuation orders for more than 1,000 homes. He woke at 5 a.m.to inspect the remains of their belongings and to compose himself before going to Santa Barbara to pick up his two oldest sons, who had been with a church youth group all week and didn't know their home was gone. Multiple structures are threatened, damaged or destroyed, the department said.

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The Klamathon Fire more than doubled in size Friday night, roaring to 21,800 acres on the OR and California border.

One outbuilding, a vehicle and a trailer were destroyed, according to Cal Fire-Butte County.

More than 30 engines, including 120 firefighters, were on the scene battling the fire in 100-degree heat and gusty winds.

Rain helped calm a fire in the heart of ski country that has destroyed three houses, including the home of a volunteer firefighter battling the flames near the resort town of Aspen.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said Friday that although the blaze has not crossed into OR, officials are concerned people in remote areas could be unreachable in case they need to quickly evacuate. "The fire jumped a major highway yesterday, and it's burning on both sides and is being fueled by extremely erratic winds", she said.

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It has forced a 35-mile stretch of US Highway 40 to close since Wednesday, said Sonya Capek, a fire spokeswoman.

From the Kalamathon Fire up north, to the County Fire near Napa, to the Holiday fire burning in Sana Barbara County, Cal-Fire says the Global Supetanker is a welcome resource at the ready.

With fires occurring statewide, a Colorado-based Boeing 747-400 supertanker was deployed to California.

Varying degrees of fire restrictions are in place on many other federal lands in Colorado.

Thus far this season, Cal-Fire crews have been working non-stop.

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