Posted September 13, 2015 10:26 am by Comments

By John A. Heatherly

3,000 people have been evacuated as the Valley Fire in California continues to spread. Homes have burned. Roads have been closed. Firefighters are doing the best they can…

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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Valley Fire in Northern California has grown to over 25,000 acres within five hours, burning homes, shutting down parts of a highway and forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people in nearby towns.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire began around 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Lake County. At it’s start, it was 50 acres, but grew to 400 by 4p.m. It burned more than 10,000 acres by 6:30 p.m.

The Valley Fire in Lake County, Calif., burned thousands of acres on Saturday, September, 12, 2015. KGO-TV

Cal Fire reports that four firefighters suffered burn injuries and were transported to a burn center at UC Davis.

Mandatory evacuations orders have been issued for the Community of Cobb, Middletown, High Valley Road and Bottle Rock Road, Harbor Hot Springs and Big Canyon Road. That was later extend to Middleotwn. Cal Fire reports that the fire is also threatening structures.

Several road have also been closed in …read more

Source:: Patriot Outdoor News

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