Wildfires menace North State homes

Aug 4, 2014 4:19 PM by News Staff

Officials hope humid conditions will aid firefighters battling two wildfires in Northern California that have scorched more than 100 square miles and are menacing a small town.

State fire spokeswoman Capt. Amy Head said Monday that the worst of the two fires are raging within miles of each other and threaten more than 700 structures.

Authorities report that eight homes have burned as a result of the blazes and residents in the town of Burney face possible evacuation.

Evacuation centers have been setup at Fall River High School in McArthur and Foothill High School in Palo Cedro.

Meanwhile, a major wildfire in the Siskiyou Mountains along the Oregon-California border has slowed as temperatures cooled, but it still jeopardizes 270 homes after burning six.

In Washington state, a wind-whipped blaze destroyed about a dozen structures and prompted an evacuation notice for around 80 homes.

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