State of emergency declared by governor for Santa Barbara County

Image courtesy Tommy Davis

Image courtesy Tommy Davis

Total calm Saturday morning replaced the 50 miles per hour (80.5 kph) gusts and forward progress of the fire was stopped at about 100 acres (40.5 hectares) or less, said county fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni.

Santa Barbara County said 10 to 20 structures had burned and 2,000 people were evacuated.

Scott McLean is deputy chief of California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

No injuries have been reported.

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There is now no danger to Isla Vista, according to Santa Barbara County Fire Public Information Officer Mike Eliason.

The Klamathon Fire was one of more than three dozen wildfires that firefighters were battling in California and across the U.S. West during an unusually active fire season. Sheriff Jon Lopey said on Friday that crews are working to restore both services to the area.

Fires also burned on the Marine Corps' sprawling Camp Pendleton base in northern San Diego County. This should slow the spread somewhat, but now firefighters have thousands of acres of fire to contend with.

One person has died due to the fire, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Friday, without providing any details. Durtschi said he didn't have rental insurance. The wind-driven fire was first reported around 9 p.m. Friday in the 1500 block of Holiday Hill Road. Meanwhile, he and his friend stayed behind to grab his father's guitar and his journals, photographs and a hard drive. We hope to replace this with a better map when it becomes available. According to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the fire broke out around 5.40 p.m local time (8.40 p.m. EDT) and it affected the city of Duarte and the MTA Gold Line track.

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The family stayed the night with friends in town, but Durtschi couldn't sleep. He said he hadn't yet told his two oldest children their home was gone.

"They need to be prepared". "Hopefully people can learn". "They have to know how to get out of their community or away from their home if a wildfire does strike". Gusty winds fanned the flames as Southern California struggles through a scorching heat wave.

A neighbor's home across the street was spared.

In the south, crews Saturday contained about 45 percent of a 167-square-mile fire that has destroyed more than 130 homes, while in Rocky Mountain ski country firefighters from 20 states were battling an 8-square-mile wildfire above the Roaring Fork Valley. They were transported to a local hospital and are in stable condition. One blaze reportedly burned at least five homes in Alpine.

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Firefighting efforts across the region have been hampered by blistering temperatures, low humidity and erratic winds. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency because of the fire. California's record heat There were four record highs set in Southern California on Friday, including Riverside (118 degrees), Van Nuys Airport (117 degrees), Burbank Airport (114 degrees) and University of California-Los Angeles (111 degrees).

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