Lake Fire in Southern California grows to 26,176 acres, 12 percent contained

  • Source: KSBY-TV NBC/CW+ 6 San Luis Obispo
  • Published: 07/09/2024 12:00 AM

The Lake Fire burning near Zaca Lake has charred 26,176 acres. The latest update released by CAL FIRE Tuesday morning shows the fire is now 12 percent contained. It broke out late Friday afternoon, quickly burning thousands of acres of grass, brush and timber in the Los Padres National Forest. Fire officials say most of the fire’s growth is in the southeast portion of the fire. A large plume of smoke could be seen from miles away on Monday, which left some planes unable to make drops on the fire. Firefighters from in and out of the state are battling the fire with additional crews being brought in as fire officials work to keep the flames from spreading to homes and businesses in the south-easterly part of the fire. Fire officials say some terrain in the area is difficult to access.


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