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Climate change has helped firefighters stop the spread of wildfires in Sierra Nevada, displacing hundreds of people and injuring 13 firefighters and one civilian, officials said Thursday.
When the rice fire spread over 904 acres[904 ha]the container capacity increased by 20 percent, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Firefighters were assisted by cold weather and increased humidity, Cal Fire said.
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Firefighters said the damage was caused by heat-related problems, such as drought.
A wildfire broke out Tuesday in a building in Nevada County near the Euphrates River. He set fire to that structure and three nearby buildings, fire officials said.
The largest wild boar near the city of California has been burned by the wind.
As firefighters advanced, some evacuation orders were issued on Thursday, but Cal Fire Fire said 250 homes and other buildings in nearby small communities were in danger.
The fire burned as far as the Yuba River but did not pass into neighboring Yuba County.