Aug 7, 2016

Soberanes fire in Monterey County grows to almost 58,000 acres, spreads south

Pico Blanco, California
USA
by
Frank Shyong
,
Los Angeles Times
Members of the Sierra Hot Shots walk through Camp Pico Blanco on Aug. 6. The Boy Scout camp went undamaged from the Soberanes Fire. Photo: Vern Fisher / Associated Press
Members of the Sierra Hot Shots walk through Camp Pico Blanco on Aug. 6. The Boy Scout camp went undamaged from the Soberanes Fire. Photo: Vern Fisher / Associated Press

The Soberanes fire in Monterey County grew to more than 57,500 acres Sunday while firefighters continued to battle several other wildfires around California. 

More than 5,100 firefighters are battling the Soberanes blaze, which was 45% contained as of Sunday morning. Air tankers, helicopters, bulldozers and at least 300 fire engines have been deployed to the fire, about eight miles south of Carmel.

The fire has claimed one life, injured three others and destroyed 57 homes and 14 other structures