OAKLAND, Calif. - Evacuation orders have been issued for areas of Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Joaquin County, and Stanislaus County as fire crews battle the SCU Lightning Complex fires.
The SCU Lightning Complex is a group of approximately 20 fires, split in three main zones: the Canyon Zone, the Calaveras Zone, and the Deer Zone.
Cumulatively, the fires have burned an estimated 35,000 acres, of which 4 percent is contained according to fire officials.
No structures have been damaged or destroyed, but approximately 1,200 structures are threatened by the fires. Two firefighters have been injured.
Evacuation orders were issued for east of the San Jose city limit, south of Mt. Hamliton Road, north of Metcalf Road and San Felipe Road, east to the county line and east of San Antonio Valley Road to Del Puerto Canyon Road to the county line.
Frank Raines Park to Mines Road and Del Puerto Canyon Road to Mines Road in Alameda and Stanislaus Counties
All residents along Mines Road, south of mile marker 10 to the county line, are ordered to evacuate due to approaching fire danger in Alameda County.
Also, Marsh Creek Road from Round Valley to Morgan Territory, all of Morgan Territory, and Marsh Creek mobile home park in Contra Costa County.
The Red Cross has established an evacuation shelter at a local hotel for those on Mines Road who are under mandatory evacuation orders. If you need shelter, call the Red Cross at 1-866-272-2237.