Evacuation Ordered as New Wildfire Grows to 100 Acres Near Colfax, California

A new vegetation fire spread to 100 acres within hours at a campground near Colfax, California, on Wednesday, August 4, as the state’s northeastern region remained under a red flag warning for critical fire weather.

An evacuation order and warnings were issued near the city of Colfax on Wednesday afternoon, according to Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

This footage released by the Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit shows an aircraft dropping fire retardant on the blaze that was threatening homes in the area, the department wrote in a tweet. Credit: Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit via Storyful

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