Smoke Billows From Lava Fire in Northern California

Evacuation orders were in place on Tuesday, June 29, as more than 900 personnel fought the Lava Fire in Northern California’s Siskiyou County.

As of Wednesday morning, the fire had grown to 17,591 acres (27 square miles) and was 19 percent contained, officials said. The cause of the fire, which started June 25, was determined to be lightning.

Timelapse footage shows the Lava Fire on Tuesday as viewed from Mount Bradley. Credit: ALERTWildfire via Storyful

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