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.
In Nevada County, wildfires in the northwest of the Grass Valley have burned more than 760 acres, threatening more than 500 structures and critical water and electricity infrastructure.
CAL fire officials said in a statement Tuesday night that the rice fire was threatening South Juba State Park. There were no arrests on Wednesday afternoon.
Smoke was blowing northeast of Reno. Plumas National Forest warns residents of Susanville, Portola and surrounding communities that smoke could be seen.
Cal Fire officials say they are working to prevent the fire from spreading to the Yuba River. If it is expanded, it could have a “positive impact” on the communities of Dubins, Oregon House and Brownsville.
The evacuation sites were vacated and a structure was destroyed by Wednesday, the agency said.
Calf Fire said the rice fire was burning uncontrollably.
- California State Park on Highway 19 (East)
- Mill house; Montezuma; Jordon (Central)
- Great Tyler’s leg; Jordan Road (North)
- New School, Robinson Area
- Sevastopol, North San Juan
- Downhill Canyon Land leading to Bulads Base
- Lake Francis has many habitats around the lake.
The Associated Press reports.
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