The Sanderson Fire in California erupted to cover 1,933 acres as of Monday morning, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
The fire began around 1 a.m. Sunday near La Borde Canyon Road and Jack Rabbit Trail, according to NBC Los Angeles. The firefighters were assisted with three helicopters, six air tankers, and four fire crews, Fox News reported. As of Sunday, the fire had only been about 10% contained. (RELATED: Wildfires Will Become Worse Thanks To Decades-Old Liberal Policies, Says Fire Expert Who Predicted Uptick In Number Of Blazes)
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) December 14, 2020
The California Highway Patrol of San Gorgonio Pass lifted an evacuation order Sunday. Homes north of Gilman Springs road and south of Timothy Lane were a part of the evacuation order, according to Fox News.
— CHP – San Gorgonio Pass (@CHP655) December 13, 2020
— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department (@CALFIRERRU) December 13, 2020
Roughly 4,177,856 acres in California have been burned in 2020 due to wildfires as of Sunday, according to CAL FIRE. Throughout the year, 9,639 incidents with fire ensued, 31 people lost their lives and 10,488 structures or homes were destroyed.
The Sanderson Fire is the most recent fire incident in the state.