California Wildfires Are Climbing Higher Up Mountains

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CALIFORNIA, US : California’s Caldor fire moved closer to more heavily populated areas in the northern part of the state, leading to more evacuation orders and warnings as well as road closures.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the fire has been active for 14 days and has spread across 168,387 acres and has caused evacuation orders in multiple counties.

The department issued updated evacuation warnings for El Dorado County that include the remainder of the South Lake Tahoe Basin.

The fire is 13% contained and has damaged 39 residential, commercial and other structures while destroying over 650 such structures so far.

The fire has also led to 5 injuries to firefighters and civilians, according to the department’s website. – REUTERS

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