Lightning-Sparked McFarland Fire Grows to 3,200 Acres in Northern California

A wildfire burning in Shasta County, California, grew to 3,200 acres and was 5 percent contained late on August 1, according to local fire authorities.

The lightning-sparked McFarland Fire began on Thursday, July 29, according to officials, and had 364 personnel working to contain it by Sunday.

This footage, filmed from neighboring Trinity County, shows plumes rising from the fire. Credit: AlertWildfire via Storyful

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