Rices Fire near Bridgeport forces evacuations, injures firefighters

Seasoned Death: Five firefighters were injured in the blaze.

The rice fire threatened more than 250 homes and other buildings, California officials said late Wednesday.

The California Department of Forests and Fire Protection said last night that wildfires along the Uba River in Nevada County have increased to 904 acres.

10% of the fire was contained.

Five firefighters were injured in the blaze, which broke out on Tuesday afternoon and swept through heavy dry vegetation and drought-stricken trees. There is no word on their condition.

Small communities in the area of ​​Birchville, Sweden, Coral, Bridges, Rice Crossing and Butter Milk were evacuated.

Evacuation warnings have been issued in neighboring Yuba County, which means people must be prepared to leave.

The fire started in a “homeless” building and spread to vegetation, Cal Fire said.

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