QUINCY (AP) — Clouds and cooler temperatures are expected to help firefighters battling a wildfire in California’s gold country that has grown rapidly to more than 37 square miles.

However, the U.S. Forest Service says winds and drier fuels could complicate their effort Saturday as they work to contain the fire in Plumas National Forest.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for scattered rural properties in the forest, as well as in rural parts of Tehama County further north as crews continue to work to increase containment of the Red Bank fire that has burned more than 12 square miles west of Red Bluff. That fire is 9 percent contained.

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