Northern California wildfire forces evacuations

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Updated: 8/28 12:44 pm

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — A lightning-sparked wildfire in a Northern California forest is forcing people from their homes.

Officials say the blaze in the Klamath National Forest near the small logging and gold mining town of Happy Camp took off on Wednesday, fueled at least in part by winds that sent embers far ahead of the main blaze.

The fire more than doubled to about 8 square miles and was zero percent contained.

Fire spokeswoman Cathy Kneeler says about 200 to 250 homes around the community of Hamburg are threatened, and some of them were placed under mandatory evacuation orders on Wednesday night. She did not know how many.

The fire is among a group of lightning-sparked blazes that started in the forest on Aug. 11, one of which also grew substantially Wednesday and has consumed nearly 42 square miles.

 

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