Wildfire Destroys Over 40 Homes In Sierra Nevada Foothills

OROVILLE, Butte County (CBS SF) — At least three dozen homes have been destroyed by a wildfire about 60 miles north of Sacramento in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

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A burned out car sits next to a home that was destroyed by the Wall Fire on July 9, 2017 in Oroville, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Word of the homes destroyed by the Wall Fire just east of Oroville in Butte County came after fire crews and damage inspection teams were able to survey the destruction.

Cal Fire said at least 41 homes have been destroyed and three others damaged. Fifty fire other structures have been damaged or destroyed.

At least four people have been injured in the fire.

5,800 acres have burned as of 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Containment has risen to 55 percent Tuesday night, up from 25 percent Monday evening. CalFire said fire crews’ activity has reduced significantly as firefighters continued to improve fire line.

Evacuation orders and warnings were still in effect for at least 4,000 people. 5,400 structures were still threatened, according to Cal Fire.

On Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Butte County due to the effects of the Wall Fire.

There was no word yet on the cause of the fire.

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