Monument Fire Grows to Over 200,000 Acres, Prompting Fresh Evacuations

A red flag warning was issued for areas in California’s Trinity County on Thursday, September 9, as fire authorities predicted critical weather conditions could potentially fuel the Monument Fire’s growth.

In this video by Summer Bashore smoke can be seen rising from the mountains near Hayfork, California, on September 8.

The Monument Fire had grown to 201,968 acres on Thursday and fresh evacuation orders were issued for areas near Hayfork. Credit: Summer Bashore via Storyful

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