A Woodbridge firefighter is recovering after suffering from dehydration while fighting a large blaze near Big Sur.
The firefighter returned home Tuesday morning, around the same time a Lodi engine headed out to help fight a separate fire in Butte County.
A number of engines and fire personnel from throughout San Joaquin County are among the thousands of firefighters helping around the state.
Between Monday morning and Tuesday morning, the total number of acres burned increased by 29,000 and was at more than 630,000 acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Lodi's engine met up with a Defense Logistics Agency engine from the Tracy Defense Depot, joining three Yolo County engines to form a strike team in Butte County.
That blaze suddenly jumped fire lines Monday night and by Tuesday morning had grown from 27,000 acres to 37,000 acres. Fire officials began evacuating residents in parts of Paradise and surrounding Butte County.
The dehydrated Woodbridge firefighter was one of more than 2,300 firefighters working on the fire in Big Sur, which had burned 80,474 acres by Tuesday afternoon. He is expected to fully recover after a 24-hour period of rest, according to Ripon Fire Chief Dennis Bitters, who is coordinating the county's mutual aid.