Placer County wildfire destroys 5 homes

Oct 9, 2014 11:19 AM by News Staff

APPLEGATE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a wildfire burning along a Northern California interstate has destroyed five homes.

State fire officials released the figure on Thursday after previously reporting one home had been destroyed.

The fire along Interstate 80 about 40 miles northeast of Sacramento has burned through 420 acres. Containment has gone from 10 to 20 percent.

Other homes are under threat and some residents have been evacuated. Two lanes of eastbound I-80 remain closed.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, though fire officials say they are looking into the possibility that human activity was to blame.

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