Cal Fire said the Bridge Fire near Auburn had grown to 411 acres by the evening of September 6, and that the flames were 15 percent contained. Evacuation orders were lifted, but the Auburn State Recreation Area remained closed.
Fire photographer Michael Maddalena was at Old Foresthill Road soon after the fire started. He said firefighters were conducting a back burn to help containment.
Officials expected to fully contain the fire by September 15. Credit: Maddalena Action Photography via Storyful