CAL FIRE officials said that a fire burning across five California counties had reached 102,000 acres and was just five percent contained by Wednesday night, August 19.
Fire officials said the SCU Lightning Complex Fire was comprised of 20 separate fires in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties, according to reports.
Officials issued evacuation orders late that night in Santa Clara County for areas east of San Jose and south of Mount Hamilton Road.
This video was shared by the City of San Luis Obispo Fire Department as crews battled flames near the peak of Mount Hamilton on Wednesday evening. Credit: SLO City Fire via Storyful