California Fire Map: Where Pawnee Fire And Others Are Still Burning

The state of California was battling several wildfires this week, including at least one major, widespread fire. Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency due to the spreading Pawnee Fire, while other smaller blazes burned throughout the state.

Here is where the Pawnee Fire and other wildfires are burning this week in California:

Pawnee Fire: 13,500 acres, 25 percent contained

Lake County

The Pawnee Fire in Lake County, California, grew to 13,500 acres by Wednesday morning, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection confirmed. The fire is threatening hundreds of homes and has already destroyed an estimated 22 structures.

The fire was 25 percent contained Wednesday, and almost 3,000 fire personnel were at the scene working toward full containment. Multiple fire departments were making use of some 15 helicopters, hundreds of fire engines and other aircraft.

Mandatory evacuation orders remained in place for the Spring Valley community, while pre-evacuation notices were issued for other nearby areas, Cal Fire said. Evacuation orders were also issued for homes in Double Eagle Ranch due to "significant fire activity" nearby, KABC-TV reported.

Residents near the Pawnee Fire were asked to conserve water in an effort to help firefighters working to combat the flames. Evacuation sites were set up at Moose Lodge and Lower Lake High School.

Officials said the fire's spread was being driven by "erratic winds," low humidity and above normal temperatures. The cause remained unclear.

Lane Fire: 3,829 acres, 65 percent contained

Tehama County

California fire officials worked toward full containment on the Lane Fire in Tehama County Wednesday. The almost 4,000 acre fire, burning off Highway 36 in Payne's Creek, was about 65 percent contained.

The fire was not threatening any structures. A little more than 1,000 firefighters were on scene doing "aggressive work," Cal Fire said.

Evacuation warnings previously in place for homes in Ponderosa Sky Ranch and Payne's Creek were lifted.

Lions Fire, 2,959 acres

Ansel Adams Wilderness

The Lions Fire burning in California's Ansel Adams Wilderness grew to almost 3,000 acres by Wednesday. The fire was ignited by a lightning strike June 11 and was burning about seven miles southwest of Mammoth Lakes.

Lodging and recreational areas as well as trails like the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail, remained open. Some 266 firefighters were at the scene.

The fire was expected to be fully contained by about July 14.

Creek Fire, 1,475 acres, 65 percent contained

Shasta County

The Creek Fire in Shasta County was about 65 percent contained Wednesday. The flames destroyed four homes and seven other structures. An emergency declaration for the county was issued Monday by Sheriff Tom Bosenko as a result of the fire.

At least one person was injured in the fire, Cal Fire's Shasta-Trinity Unit said. It was unclear if that person was a firefighter or what the extent of their injuries was. Some residents that were previously evacuated by the fire were allowed to return home Tuesday evening.

The cause of the fire was under investigation, though it was considered "suspicious," according to the Redding Record Searchlight.

Stoll Fire: 268 acres, 90 percent contained

Tehama County

The Stoll Fire, burning near Stoll Road and Baker Road west of Red Bluff in Tehama County, was almost fully contained Wednesday. While the fire was smaller than others burning in California this week, it destroyed four homes, 10 commercial buildings and 10 outbuildings.

Crews said forward spread of the fire was stopped and that good progress was being made. Some residents who were previously evacuated were allowed to return home.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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