More than 1,600 firefighters battling a wildfire in the Sierra foothills east of Oroville appear to be making progress. Following an early morning assessment, Cal Fire says the Ponderosa fire is approximately 30 percent contained.
The fire, started by an errant campfire, incinerated 20 homes and still threatens 500 more. Officials say the fire has scorched 3,680 acres.
Firefighters continue building fire breaks by hand and with bulldozers. Nine air tankers are also making regular drops.