The controlled fire planned at Castle Air Base has been canceled, according to the Merced County officials.
Fresno Fire and several other agencies are reporting an increase in "smoke in the air" calls into dispatch. "Normally on these training burns, they'll do a test fire".
Firefighters from across California and neighboring states are working feverishly to contain the fires that have resulted in multiple casualties and destroyed more than 2,000 structures. The Sun-Star's original post has also been removed from Facebook.
The winds that caused the fire in Napa and Sonoma counties to spread so quickly on Sunday night died down yesterday.
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department is advising residents to take precautions due to the visible smoke in the air. Residents should avoid outdoor activities, close windows and doors, and avoid using air-conditioning units, according to the warning. The Atlas Peak fire north of Napa has burned at least 42,000 acres, and the Tubbs fire near Santa Rosa another 27,000.