Thousands Evacuate due to Mendocino Fires

More than 10,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders as two blazes rage 30 miles (50 kilometers) apart in Northern California.

Posted: Jul 30, 2018 10:27 AM

MENDOCINO COUNTY, Calif. - More than 10,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders as two blazes rage 30 miles (50 kilometers) apart in Northern California.

Mendocino County Undersheriff Matthew Kendall says 1,000 people were ordered to evacuate in his county. The rest are in Lake County, where residents of the town of Lakeport with a population of 5,000 were ordered to leave Sunday night.

The blazes that started Friday are about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Redding, where California's largest wildfire is burning and has killed six people.

Officials said Monday that 723 homes have been destroyed by that fire, up from a previous count of 657 homes lost.

California fire officials say that blaze grew overnight to 153 square miles (395 square kilometers).

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