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Wildfire in northern California, fire spread area rapidly expands Thousands of people evacuated

The blaze erupted around 3:32 p.m. at the Bear River campground near Colfax. The campground was evacuated along with residences on Milk Ranch, Placer Hills, and Ben Taylor roads. Cal Fire deployed air resources and fire engines to attack the fire that has grown to 500 acres.
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River Fire Prompts Evacuations in Colfax, California

A new vegetation fire named the River Fire spread to 100 acres within hours at a campground near Colfax, California, on Wednesday, August 4, as the state’s northeastern region remained under a red flag warning for critical fire weather.An evacuation order and warnings were issued near the city of Colfax on Wednesday afternoon, according to Placer County Sheriff’s Office.This timelapse video taken by an AlertWildfire camera near Colfax shows the …

2 months ago|Los Angeles, United States
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Wildfire in northern California, fire spread area rapidly expands Thousands of people evacuated

[Colfax (California, USA) 4th Reuters] --The wildfire "River Fire" that broke out in the northeastern part of Sacramento, California on the afternoon of the 4th has rapidly expanded the area of fire spread, and several houses were burned down. did. An evacuation order was issued locally, and thousands of people were evacuated. Rising smoke can be observed from at least 110 kilometers away. According to the California Department of Forestry and F…

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Colfax Residents Lose Homes In River Fire: 'Everything Is Gone'

COLFAX (CBS13) — Clouds of smoke covered Colfax on Wednesday as the fast-moving River Fire forced evacuations in Placer and Nevada counties.Denise Clark, who moved to Colfax just three months ago, witnessed the flames overtake her neighborhood.“It’s gone, everything is gone,” explained Clark.She lives in a trailer on her son’s property near his house in Colfax. Clark saw smoke and called her son Jesse, to see what was going on, by that time Jess…

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River Fire Prompts Evacuations in Colfax, California

A new vegetation fire named the River Fire spread to 100 acres within hours at a campground near Colfax, California, on Wednesday, August 4, as the state’s northeastern region remained under a red flag warning for critical fire weather. An evacuation order and warnings were issued near the city of Colfax on Wednesday afternoon, according to Placer County Sheriff’s Office. This timelapse video taken by an AlertWildfire camera near Colfax shows th…

2 months ago|Melbourne, Australia
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Fire sparks at campground in Placer County, forces evacuations

The blaze, dubbed the River Fire, erupted around 3:32 p.m. at the Bear River campground near Colfax, according to Cal Fire. The fire has pushed into neighboring Nevada County.

2 months ago|Oakland, United States
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Day Around the Bay: River Fire In Placer County Grows Quickly, Threatens Colfax

A suspect has been arrested in the June 22 shooting of Thomas O'Bannon in the Bayview, and it's a Vallejo man, 36-year-old Derell Young. O'Bannon had, months earlier, been involved in a standoff with police at Glide Memorial Church, which appeared to stem from a mental health crisis. [CBS SF]A new wildfire erupted Wednesday, dubbed the River Fire, near the border of Nevada and Placer counties. Amid high winds and a Red Flag warning, the fire has…

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River Fire in Placer County prompts evacuations

TheThe California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) says there is immediate threat to homes as the River Fire grows near the Nevada County and Placer County line. Over 1,000 acres burned in just a couple hours on Wednesday afternoonoff Milk Ranch Road and Bear River Campground Road, north of Applegate in Placer and Nevada County. The Nevada County Sheriff's Office is issuing mandatory evacuations for several communities in th…

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