Valley Fire burns 17,345 acres in Japatul Valley area, air quality improving
Last updated 9/12/2020 at 9:37am
Crews continued working Tuesday, Sept. 8, to quell the Valley Fire, which has scorched 17,345 acres in Japatul Valley near Alpine and was 3% contained.
The blaze continued to burn to the east Monday toward communication towers at Mount Pinos and the community of Corte Madera, Cal Fire said.
The inferno began around 2:15 p.m. Saturday off Spirit Trail and Japatul Road. It had burned 17,345 acres and was 3% contained as of 6:30 p.m. Monday.
A new evacuation order for Corte Madera, south of Pine Valley, went into effect Monday afternoon, Cal Fire said. The mandate followed morning evacuation...