1 of 2 California wildfires grows substantially

Sep 15, 2014 10:45 AM by News Staff

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say one of two wildfires threatening homes in California grew by hundreds of acres overnight.

The fire about 60 miles east of Sacramento has forced the evacuation of 133 homes. It grew by about 900 acres overnight to 3,900 acres, or a little more than 6 square miles. It was 10 percent contained.

A second fire, meanwhile, near a foothill community south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park in central California prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,000 residents out of about 400 homes.

Flames damaged or destroyed 21 structures after the fire began on Sunday afternoon. It was 20 percent contained.

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(Photo Courtesy: Brian Hickey: KCRA)


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