LAKE COUNTY (CBS SF) — A wildfire erupted Sunday afternoon in a rural, heavily wooded area on the Lake County-Colusa County border, quickly grew to more than 500 acres, was threatening 12 structures and forcing local residents to evacuate their homes.
The Sites Fire began after 4:15 p.m. Sunday and fueled by gusty winds began to quickly spread. Calfire dispatched crews to the area to battle the blaze.
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At least 10 Cal Fire engines from the Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit and air support tankers were battling the blaze. Video on social media showed a massive wall of flames rolling through the rural countryside.
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Tinder-dry vegetation from the local drought conditions was fueling the flames. Cal Fire officials said the blaze had a “dangerous rate of spread.”
Local authorities have ordered residents from home in an area stetching from 3308 Sites Lodoga Rd. and Squaw Creek Rd. in Colusa County.
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