Northern Calif. Wildfire Forces Some Evacuations

Jul 30, 2013 1:26 PM

ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) - Crews are battling a wildfire in the Six Rivers National Forest in Northern California that has forced some evacuations and is threatening about 70 structures.
Forest spokeswoman Julie Ranieri said on Tuesday morning she did not immediately know how many people were evacuated, but two evacuation shelters have been set up, one in Orleans and the other at a nearby elementary school. Orleans is located in Humboldt County about 300 miles northwest of Sacramento.
At least some of the evacuees are from Orleans.
Ranieri said two homes and several outbuildings have been destroyed and power and phone lines knocked down since the fire began the previous evening. It has burned about 350 acres in rough, difficult terrain. It is 10 percent contained.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation

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