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San Benito
May 30, 2024

South county wildfires are completely contained

Photo courtesy of Calfire

Both the Airline Fire and Eastern Fire in southern San Benito County are extinguished, according to Calfire.

The fires that started the evening of June 4 were out as of Monday at 6:14 p.m., according to the Calfire incidents database.

The Airline Fire burned 1,314 acres, while the Eastern Fire burned 513 acres. Both of the wildfires were along Coalinga Road, one east of Bitterwater and the other near Airline Highway.

Those fires started around the same time as the Panoche Fire in the 20000 block of Panoche Road that is believed to have sparked with a camping trailer fire, which resulted in the deaths of a 27-year-old woman, her 3-year-old and her 8-month-old child.

-Kollin Kosmicki