Progress made against deadly California blaze

The blaze that started Thursday near the community of Hornbrook has scorched 55 square miles.

Published on July 9, 2018 10:16AM


GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Crews have gained some ground against a deadly wildfire burning on the California-Oregon state line that killed a man and injured three firefighters.

California fire officials say the blaze is 30 percent contained as of Monday morning.

The fire, one of many in the drought-ridden U.S. West, killed one person in their home and destroyed 72 structures.

It also injured three firefighters, including one who had severe burns to his face and had to be hospitalized.

CalFire says the firefighter was released Sunday from UC Davis hospital burn center in California.

The blaze that started Thursday near the community of Hornbrook has scorched 55 square miles. It jumped into Oregon over the weekend.

Authorities say a wildfire that shut down Interstate 580 in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday night is fully contained and all lanes have reopened.



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