The Mosquito fire in Northern California was holding at 46,587 acres (about 73 square miles) and was 10 percent contained on Monday, September 12, according to Cal Fire.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported approximately 5,848 homes were threatened, and 11,260 people had been evacuated due to the fire, which is burning in parts of Placer County and El Dorado County, California.
Cal Fire said “historically dry fuel moisture in the vegetation” is driving the fire’s growth, and the steep and rugged terrain is making it difficult for ground crews to access the fire directly.
Aerial footage uploaded to Facebook by the Southern Marin Fire Protection District shows smoke rising from the Mosquito fire. Credit: Southern Marin Fire Protection District via Storyful