Northern California wildfires captured in stunning images
Fire danger remains high in San Luis Obispo County as wildfires rage throughout the state, according to PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey.
Fire indexes for most of the county show that the area is in a condition of extreme fire danger, according to a map Lindsey tweeted out on Tuesday morning. Also included in that category are swathes of coastal California.
A rash of fires in Northern California has left 13 people dead and more than 150 people missing. Since Sunday night, those fires, as well as one in Orange County, have burned more than 115,000 acres, left at least 100 people injured and destroyed an estimated 1,500 homes and businesses.
A brush fire that broke out Monday near Santa Margarita scorched about 35 acres and injured a firefighter. As of Tuesday morning, the fire was still 70 percent contained, but Los Padres National Forest spokesman Andrew Madsen said crews were working toward getting the fire 100 percent contained by Tuesday afternoon.
There was a report of a brush fire off Highway 46 east of Highway 1 on Tuesday morning, but Cal Fire crews were able to contain it to one acre.