Crews make big gains against Jerusalem Fire

Aug 13, 2015 12:29 PM by News Staff, Photo: Kent Porter/MGN

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have made significant progress against a wind-stoked blaze in Lake County that has forced evacuations.

Fire spokeswoman Karen Stasko said the fire in Lake and Napa counties was 33 percent contained as of Thursday morning, up from 16 percent the previous night. It has burned through 37 square miles.

The blaze is threatening 50 structures, but no homes have been destroyed. No injuries have been reported.

At least 150 people have evacuated their homes since Sunday. Some in the region about 100 miles north of San Francisco had only recently returned after fleeing an earlier blaze.


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