Wildfire Map Spotlight: Lake and Vista Fires, California

What are the names and locations of the wildfires?

As of Tuesday morning, July 9, 2024, the Lake Fire and Vista Fire are burning in Southern California, posing significant threats to the regions (1)(2).

The 26,176-acre Lake Fire, located in Santa Barbara County, California, is impacting areas within Los Padres National Forest, including Zaca Lake, Figueroa Mountain, and the Sisquoc River.

The Vista Fire is situated in San Bernardino County, California, affecting areas such as Stockton Flats, Lytle Creek, and the Mt. Baldy Ski Resort within the San Bernardino National Forest.

Which cities or areas are affected by the wildfires?

The Lake Fire has significantly impacted regions such as the Figueroa Mountain area, which includes Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, the Foxen Canyon Road area, the town of Los Olivos, and the Sisquoc River drainage.

The Vista Fire has affected the Mt. Baldy Ski Resort, the Lytle Creek community, and the section of the Pacific Crest Trail from Lytle Creek to Mt. Baldy.

Air quality in greater metro Los Angeles ranges from moderate to unhealthy. Several sources are likely affecting air quality, including heat and vehicle emissions, but wildfire smoke from the Vista and Lake fires could also be factors.

Air quality in and around Los Olivos is moderate to very unhealthy due to the nearby wildfire smoke.

What is the current containment status of the wildfires?

Containment efforts for the Lake Fire have reached 12%, covering an area of 26,176 acres (3). The Vista Fire is at 0% containment and has burned 1,095 acres (4).

Are there any evacuation orders or alerts in place?

Evacuation orders for the Lake Fire include the Figueroa Mountain area (south of Tunnel House at Sisquoc River, east of Figueroa Creek, north of the southern end of Cachuma Mountain, and west of Los Padres National Forest areas), Foxen Canyon Road from Zaca Lake Road north to the Sisquoc River, and Figueroa Mountain Road at Junction Camp to Chamberlin Ranch.

Evacuation warnings sparked by the Lake Fire are also in place for the Goat Rock area, east of Figueroa Creek, north of the US Forest Service entrance at Happy Canyon Road, south of Cachuma Mountain, and north of Zaca Lake Road, east of Foxen Canyon Road, and from the 9000 block and north to the Sisquoc River.

The Vista Fire has prompted evacuation orders for the Mt. Baldy Ski Resort and the Pacific Crest Trail from Lytle Creek to Mt. Baldy.

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