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Map: 10 lightning-sparked fires in Bay Area – The Mercury News

Lightning from the string of thunderstorms that passed over the Bay Area early Sunday sparked numerous fires. The map above shows the approximate location of some of the larger ones.

1 & 2: Point Reyes. The national seashore said at 1 p.m. that two fires were under control, one near the Estero Trailhead and a second at an unspecified site in the Southern Olema Valley.

3: Deer Complex. Four fires near Dear Valley Road and Marsh Creek Road in Eastern Contra Costa County had burned about 200 acres by 1 p.m.; two of them were contained. The largest, the Round Fire, started in Round Valley Regional Park and prompted an evacuation warning.

4: Arroyo Fire. Off Arroyo Road near Lake Del Valle. Burned 50 acres in a little more than an hour.

5: Marsh Fire. Near Arroyo Hondo and Oakridge roads, east of Calaveras Reservoir. Had burned 120 acres by 2 p.m.

6: Oropeza Court. A lightning-sparked structure fire in San Jose destroyed an apartment unit.

7: Brush Fire. Off Brush Road near Highway 17. Contained around 6 a.m.

8: Warnella Fire. Along Highway 1 north of Davenport.

The fires started during the storms that rolled through between 3 and 8 a.m.

A red-flag warning, indicating heightened risk of wildfire, remains in effect for the Bay Area through Monday morning. A second wave of unsettled weather, likely to include more lightning, is expected overnight.

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