Wildfire triggers evacuations in Central California town
Jul. 30, 2017
JAMESTOWN, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in Central California has triggered the evacuation of rural homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire broke out Saturday afternoon near Jamestown in Tuolumne County and quickly spread to 600 acres.
The rapid rate of spread led authorities to evacuate homes along several roads.
About 200 firefighters, aided by retardant-dropping aircraft, were battling the blaze. It was 30 percent contained.
Jamestown is about 65 miles east of Stockton.