13 firefighters injured battling Rices Fire in Northern California officials say

At least 13 firefighters were injured in a wildfire in northern California’s Nevada County, officials said.

Rice fire, which prompted them to leave Nevada County, has so far burned at least 904 acres of land and destroyed at least one structure, according to Cal Fire.

At least 373 people were involved in the blaze, Cal Fire said. As of Thursday, at least 13 people had suffered heat-related injuries, according to local NBC correspondent KCRA-TV.

The extent of the damage is unknown. Cal Fire did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News.

The fire was contained 20 percent by Thursday evening. Residents were told they could return home on Thursday, according to KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California.

Nevada County Sheriff Captain Sam Brown told residents to be careful.

“The fire is not extinguished,” the Los Angeles Times reported. “While our firefighters are assuring us that things are going their way, we can’t control Mother Nature.”

He warned drivers to make sure they are still following the signs marked in an unsafe location.

“We want to bring people home, but we want people to be safe, and we can never guarantee that the fire will not take its turn,” he said.

The fire is a fully-fledged structure and has spread to plants, KCRA-TV reported. Firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire.

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