Photos from the Electra Fire in Northern California

A wildfire burning 50 miles southeast of Sacramento in the Sierra Nevada foothills burned through 3,900 acres on Wednesday, prompting evacuation orders for thousands of people and injuring a first responder.

The blaze, dubbed the “Electra Fire,” started Monday near the Mokelumne River and is burning in an area that burned in 2015, said Chris Vestal, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. fire on Wednesday afternoon.

Smoke from the fire spread to parts of Northern California and Reno, Nev. According to the National Weather Servicewarned that air quality could deteriorate.

The fire slowed overnight on Tuesday, but Mr Vestal said there was “still a lot of danger”.

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