California Wildfires: Firefighters Work to Contain Mineral Fire in Fresno County

Firefighters worked into the night on Monday to contain the 28,000-acre Mineral fire in California’s Fresno County. It was the 7th day the fire had been burning.

CAL FIRE reported difficulty containing the fire, as it scorched an area that was hard to reach and said the blaze was exhibiting extreme fire behavior.

An air quality alert was also issued for most of the San Joaquin Valley due to smoke from the Mineral Fire in Fresno County west of Coalinga.

The fire had grown to more than 44 square miles (114 square kilometers) and was 62% contained. Seven structures have been destroyed and 60 remained threatened.

Several other fires also were burning and authorities warned of poor air quality in central and northern parts of the state.

The National Weather Service issued a dense smoke advisory for Lassen and parts of Plumas and Sierra counties.

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