Holy Fire Update, Map: Cleveland National Forest Wildfire Grows to 22,700 Acres

California's Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest has scorched over 22,700 acres of land and is 52 percent contained as of Monday, according to fire officials.

"#HolyFire [update] off Holy Jim Canyon Rd, west of N. Main Divide (Orange County) is now 22,714 acres and 52% contained," the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) tweeted.

The Holy Fire entered its eighth day of burning on Monday after igniting on August 6. There are more than 1,500 firefighters battling the blaze, which has burned at least 12 structures as of August 6, KABC-TV reported.

There are 86 fire engines, 28 crews, 14 helicopters, 14 dozers and eight water tenders battling the blaze, according to authorities. Cooler weather conditions for the past week have helped firefighters contain the flames, a spokesperson from the Cal Fire told NBC News.

"The weather out here in California seems to be cooling down today and over the next couple days, and that should hopefully help firefighters get even more containment," Lynne Tolmachoff of Cal Fire told NBC News. "They should make better progress over the next couple of days."

The fire led to the evacuation of 22,000 people, KGTV reported. Most of the evacuation orders were lifted by Sunday, but mandatory evacuations remain in place for Rancho Capistrano, Blue Jay and Glen Eden areas, according to KGTV. Route 74, also known as Ortega Highway, also remains closed off as the fire continues to burn, according to the news station.

A man suspected of setting the massive fire was arrested last week. Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, was booked into Orange County Jail on Wednesday. Clark faced two counts of felony arson, one count of felony threat to terrorize and one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest, officials confirmed to KABC-TV.

The 51-year-old was known to be a nuisance to neighbors, who would rip off windows to build his log cabin, Michael Milligan, chief of the Holy Jim Volunteer Fire Department, previously told Newsweek. Clark sent a text message to Milligan that read "This whole place is going to burn like you planned." The 51-year-old refused to make his appearance in court on Thursday and his arraignment had been rescheduled, Milligan told Newsweek.

Dozens of wildfires continue to rage on in California. The Mendocino Complex Fire, which consists of the Ranch Fire and the River Fire, started on July 27. The fires have burned over 300,000 acres and are at 67 percent containment as of Sunday. There are currently 100 wildfires burning across the U.S.

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The Holy Fire spreads in Lake Elsinore, California, on August 8, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. The blaze has scorched 22,714 acres and is 52 percent contained as of Monday, according to fire officials. Lake Elsinore City Hall/via REUTERS
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