A fast-moving wildfire that started burning in Lake County, Calif., has grown to 54,000 acres and prompted additional evacuations Sunday night (Aug. 2) as containment remained at only %, Cal Fire officials told television station KCRA.
Nearly 2,000 firefighters are working to slow down the so-called Rocky Fire. It increased by more than 19,000 acres overnight Saturday as it spread over a large swath of land covering three counties in Lake, Yolo and Colusa.
The mandatory evacuations include: Paradise Canyon, New Long Valley Road, Old Long Valley Road, Salt Canyon, Indian Hill Road, Flaming Hills Lane, Benmore Canyon, Red Rock Road, Red Rock Court, Round Mountain Road, North West of Highway 22, Fern Way, Juniper Way, Holly Way, Golden Red Way, Shasta Road, Cougar Road, Jeep Trail, Smith Lane, Pueblo Trail, Quail Trail, Ogulin Canyon Road, Meadow Creek Road, Cache Creek Road, Wolf Creek Road, Spring Valley Road, Riverview Road, Rocky Ridge, Chalk Mountain Road, Lakeview Campground, Cache Creek Winery, Noggle Winery, Elm Way, Dogwood, Cedar, Blue Berry, Acacia Way, Acacia Street, Doe Trail, Madrone Way, Peach Way, Quince Way, Redwood Way, Sequoia Way, Tamarack Way, Weeping Willow Way, Yucca Way, Coyote Way, Elk Way and Fox Way.
The fire has destroyed 24 homes, 26 outbuildings and three structures.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
About two dozen fires are currently burning in California, most of them in the northern part of the state.
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