California Fires Map Update: Where Are the Wildfires Still Burning?

Parts of California are still burning, however, firefighters have made some headway in containing many of the state's wildfires.

The Saddleridge Fire, which sparked a blaze covering nearly 8,000 acres in Los Angeles County, was 43 percent contained as of Monday, according to an update shared on Cal Fire's Facebook. Over the weekend, lower wind speeds allowed firefighters to contain fires in remaining hot spots.

#SaddleRidgefire; 10/13/19 PM Update; 7965 acres 42% contained. 40 structures destroyed or damaged. All evacuations have been lifted. #LAFD #LACoFD #ANF

Details: https://t.co/0aW8CRDxGZ pic.twitter.com/qqh4siYbZl

— LAFD (@LAFD) October 14, 2019

On Friday, residents of the surrounding neighborhoods were ordered to evacuate, but on Saturday, after the fire moved toward the hillside, people were able to return home. However, a smoke advisory was issued for Los Angeles County as the fire continues to burn.

On Thursday, at the start of the Sandalwood and Reche Fires, the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued an advisory, warning residents of the West and East San Fernando Valley, the Santa Clarita Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains of unhealthy air conditions. The advisory was extended into Monday ,noting those living within Riverside County were also at risk and warned to remain indoors.

Officials said the Sandalwood Fire was almost completely contained on Monday, while firefighters were able to contain all of the flames at the nearby Reche Fire in Moreno Valley. The Sandalwood Fire in Calimesa scorched more than 1,000 acres before Cal Fire announced it was 94 percent contained.

Dozens of buildings and homes were destroyed by the Sandalwood Fire, and two people were confirmed dead as a result of the blaze, according to Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Meanwhile, the Briceburg Fire in Mariposa County was listed as 75 percent contained on Monday.

As authorities ontain the fires, Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) restored power to nearly 2 million customers throughout the state. The utility company began shutting off electricity for customers in Northern California on Wednesday in an effort to prevent wildfires. Wind speeds across San Francisco Bay Area were reaching as high as 70 miles per hour, sparking concerns of downed trees contacting power lines and potentially starting a fire.

PG&E later extended the shutdown to thousands of customers in Southern California on Thursday, however, within 48 hours, the company began restoring power. The lights were back on for all residents by Sunday.

Authorities have yet to determine the full extent of the damage caused by the fires across California. The state's worst fires—2019's Camp Fire, Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire, which killed 88 people—resulted in damages up to $9 billion after nearly 30,000 residents filed claims, according to California Insurance Commissioner's Office.

Where Are the California Wildfires Burning Now?
Firefighters keep watch at the Blue Cut Fire on August 18, 2016, near Wrightwood, California. They were able to contain 43 percent of the Saddleridge Fire in Los Angeles as of October 14. David McNew/Getty Images