Crews scramble to protect homes from fierce California wildfire

Smoke from Sugarloaf Fire burning in Grand County drifting into Boulder County

Smoke from Sugarloaf Fire burning in Grand County drifting into Boulder County

In Colorado, more than 2,500 homes were under evacuation orders as firefighters battled more than half a dozen wildfires around the state.

Similarly, fires began on Saturday afternoon in Yolo County, spreading across 32,000 acres of land into both Lake and Napa counties, CNN reported.

The fire that started Saturday about 160 kilometres northeast of San Francisco spread as strong winds pushed smoke south, dusting cars and homes with a thin layer of grey ash.

Images on social media showed an eerie yellow smoke over the bay city as the fire continued to burn.

Complicating matters, the wildfire raging in Southern Colorado has made repairs to the infrastructure that was destroyed by the fire days ago hard to reach.

"San Francisco sky is weird right now".

The haze settling on areas to the south and west and rattled nerves near wine country communities that were devastated by deadly wildfires late a year ago.

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The largest blaze, the Spring Fire in southern Colorado, has burned almost 23,000 hectares, destroyed an unknown number of structures, and has forced the hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes, fire officials said. The fire is about 80 per cent contained but flared up in the last week, prompting authorities to advise some residents to prepare to evacuate.

The fourth spot is held by the Missionary Ridge Fire, which ripped through 71,739 acres, also north of Durango. The Waverly Fire in San Joaquin County had spread some 12,300 acres and was 75 per cent contained.

The fire is burning in Costilla and Huerfano counties, and the region has been declared a disaster area by Gov. John Hickenlooper, the station says. The County fire alone has burned 70,000 acres - twice the size of San Francisco and more than every other fire in the state this year combined. Evacuation notices and road closures continue to grow as the fire covers more ground.

"We're just urging people to use extreme caution", said Wendy Mason, a spokeswoman for the New Mexico State Forestry Division.

Air district officials said Monday that the fires are a reminder for Bay Area residents to be safe this week, given that this winter brought less rain than normal and fire risk is growing.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been involved in the investigation into the fire.

Oregon Department of Transportation officials believe the highway will remain open, but they are also continuing to monitor conditions.

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