Thousands Evacuate as Mosquito Fire Burns More Than 64,000 Acres in California

The Mosquito fire had burned 64,159 acres across Placer and El Dorado counties in California by Thursday, September 15, according to officials.

The wildfire, which remained at 20 percent containment, prompted the evacuation of 6,258 residents by Thursday, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said 70 structures had been destroyed and approximately 9,236 homes remained under threat as a result of the fire.

Video shared by Alekz Londos, which he said was filmed on Wednesday, shows firefighters working to contain the blaze in Placer County.

Cal Fire reported that there was more than 3,655 personnel assigned to the wildfire. Credit: Alekz Londos via Storyful

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