Cedar Fire now covering 27,586 acres, community to host meeting in Glennville tonight

Posted at 8:55 AM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-28 10:35:11-04

The Cedar Fire has now grown by nearly another thousand acres overnight.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, the blaze is now covering 27,586 acres and is 20 percent contained as of Friday morning. 

The blaze has cost more than $27.5 million since it started Aug. 16.

Fire crews estimate the fire to be fully contained by Sept. 15.

Effective at 3pm on August 26, officials have downgraded the mandatory evacuation order
for California Hot Springs and Pine Flat communities.
Voluntary evacuations are still in place. Residents of these two communities previously evacuated due to the
Cedar Fire may choose to return to their properties at this time. Residents must show proof of residence to posted law enforcement prior to entering the previously evacuated areas.
Though downgraded, conditions may change in the next 36 hours possibly causing officials to once again issue mandatory evacuations. Returning residents should show caution and personal safety and be aware of possible debris and smoke inhalation.
M50 and M107 has partially reopened, but will be closed at Mantor Meadow Road and Pine Flat Road near Pine Flat.
The neighboring communities of White River Summer Homes, Pine Mountain Ranch Homes, and Rainbow
Ranch Homes are still under mandatory evacuation orders.