California: Metz Fire burns thousands of acres near Soledad

Metz Fire
Metz Fire. Photo via NPS.
The Metz Fire was reported mid-afternoon on Sunday southeast of Soledad, California and within about six hours was mapped by CAL FIRE at 3,878 acres. At that point the spread slowed and it was still reported at the same size the next morning at 8:15 a.m. PDT. One of our readers told us there were seven air tankers assigned.

The fire is about three miles southwest of Pinnacles National Park.

Map Metz Fire
Map of the Metz Fire, May 23, 2016. CAL FIRE.