Evacuations Ordered as Monument Fire Burns in Northern California

The Monument Fire forced evacuation orders for portions of Hayfork, California, on September 9, according to officials.

The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office urged residents in the evacuation zones to leave the area immediately.

As of the afternoon of September 9, the fire had spread to 198,829 acres (approximately 311 square miles) and was at 45 percent containment, officials reported.

This video shared by the County of Los Angeles Fire Department on September 9 shows “out-of-county” firefighters assisting with structural protection. Credit: Los Angeles County Fire Department via Storyful

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