California’s fast-growing wildfires near South Juba River State Park have risen to more than 900 acres in four days and hundreds of residents have been ordered to evacuate, fire officials said.
The fire, dubbed Rice Fire, is 70 miles northeast of Sacramento in Nevada County, according to the National Agency for Fire.
The blaze broke out near the Yuba River on Tuesday at around 2pm. By the end of Thursday, firefighters had contained 20% of the fire. The California Department of Forests and Fire Protection reported.
So far, 13 firefighters and a civilian have been injured. CalFire reports. Damages, such as dehydration, are associated with heat.
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Although some evacuation orders were issued on Thursday, Cal Fire said about 250 homes and other buildings were in danger.
Small communities in the area of Birchville, Sweden, Coral, Bridges, Rice Crossing and Butter Milk have been evacuated on Friday.
Evacuation warnings have been issued in neighboring Yuba County, which means people must be prepared to leave.
Contributed by: Associated Press. Natalie Nisa Alund covers the latest news for USA TODAY. Reach her at email@example.com and follow her on Twitter. @nataliealund.