2 wildfires in California prompt evacuation orders
Jul. 17, 2017
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are battling two wildfires in Northern and Central California that are sending residents fleeing from their homes.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says a 1000-acre blaze sparked Sunday afternoon near Lake McClure, a reservoir about 50 miles east of Modesto, is threatening homes in a rural area.
Mariposa County Sheriff's officials ordered an evacuation order for an unknown number of homes in the Hunters Valley area two miles east of the lake.
In Northern California, a 400-acre wildfire in Mendocino County as triggered the evacuation of a subdivision in the community of Redwood Valley.
CalFire says the Baker Creek subdivision was evacuated after the fire jumped a road.