Crews Battle Central California Blaze as State Fire Danger Grows

A wildfire in rural central California grew larger but firefighters also increased containment, authorities said.

Low humidity and hot temperatures have raised fire danger in large portions of the state.

The Mineral Fire in western Fresno County expanded to more than 28,500 acres and was 62% contained.

Four structures were reported destroyed. No injuries were reported.

The blaze was burning in areas difficult to access and in vegetation with no fire history. The fire erupted on July 13 west of Coalinga.

A wildfire in Lassen County, the Hog Fire, grew to 8,000 acres and was 5% contained. A wildfire in Siskiyou County was at 490 acres and was 35% contained.