The flames have burned more than 10,061 acres and crews currently have it 5% contained.
Video from a Southern California Edison camera showed the flames come close to a tower, covering the camera lens in soot.
In the South Valley, residents have reported seeing ash fall from the sky. Due to the falling ash and poor air quality, Visalia Unified has cancelled all home football games scheduled for Friday night.
Visalia Unified has canceled all of tonight's HS football games due to falling ash. District wasn't looking at a certain AQI number but rather the sight of the ash. @ABC30— Stephen Hicks (@StephenABC30) August 20, 2021
Games that are canceled:
Tulare U. v. Mt. Whitney
Tulare W. v. El Diamante
Monache v. Golden West
ABC30 Meteorologist Madeline Evans says that smoke will stick around for a few more days as winds continue to push it from the north, where several fires are burning.
The San Joaquin Valley Air District issued a health caution and Air Quality Alert earlier this week. They recommend everyone, especially those with health conditions, stay indoors as much as possible.