Amador County Fire threatens structures

Sep 10, 2015 1:51 AM by Debbie Cobb

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A wildfire in Northern California that exploded in size hours after it started and it has left about 17,000 people without power amid a heat wave.

The 1,200-acre fire in Amador County is threatening some structures and authorities have ordered people to evacuate homes along three rural roads.

The blaze started Wednesday afternoon and spread within hours, jumping a river into neighboring Calaveras County.

Cal Fire spokesman Brice Bennett tells KCRA-TV ( ) there is wind in the area and temperatures haven't cooled off much. She says the fire is 30 percent contained.

PG&E says several of its facilities were damaged by the fire. It says power could be restored by Thursday evening.


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