Wildfire forces evacuation of Amador and El Dorado county homes

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Updated: 7/26 11:42 am

PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California has prompted the evacuation of homes along a rural road east of Sacramento.

CalFire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff said the fire broke out Friday afternoon in a riverbed along the Amador and El Dorado county line.

She said the fire crossed the river into more rugged terrain, hampering firefighters' efforts to corral the roughly 300-acre blaze.

Dry, thick brush and oak trees were fueling the fire.

Tolmachoff said an unknown number of homes on Sand Ridge Road off Highway 49 were evacuated.

The fire is about 45 miles east of Sacramento.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

 

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