CAL FIRE officials say they’ve successfully extinguished the Calf Fire that forced highway closures and evacuations of residents in the Parkhill area east of Santa Margarita.
The fire ate through 640 acres of grass brush and oak woodlands. At its height, more than 900 firefighters were assigned to fight the blaze.
It began just before noon on July 16. Officials hadn’t announced the suspected ignition source as of press time.
Roughly 50 people had to be evacuated.
No homes were damaged, and only one firefighter sustained a minor injury, according to CAL FIRE.