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Smoke from Garza Fire fills skies 

Garza Fire seen from Paso Robles

Garza Fire photographed from Paso Robles. Image posted to Twitter by Lonnie Marcum.

Smoke from the Garza Fire burning near Avenal came into view in the skies of Paso Robles today.

The vegetation fire started Sunday and has grown to over 26,000 acres. Cal Fire reported the fire is 35-percent contained as this morning.

The fire is actively burning in tall grass and brush northwest of Tar Canyon in Kings County and is extending into Fresno
County. Firefighters are working aggressively in steep and rugged areas with inaccessible terrain which is hindering firefighting efforts, Cal Fire reports.

Firefighters were able to access a remote area of the fire and found a hunting cabin that had been destroyed during a previous operational period. A limited number of structures in remote areas continue to be threatened.

Garza Fire support summary

  • Engines: 96
  • Water Tenders: 9
  • Helicopters: 16
  • Air Tankers: 4
  • Hand Crews: 26
  • Dozers: 25
  • Total Personnel: 1,214
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