California wildfires grow overnight, evacuations ordered

The factory fire in Siskiyou County nearly doubled in size and was burning Saturday over an estimated 4,000 acres with 20% containment, Cal Fire said in a statement.

The cause of the fire, which has been burning for a day, is still under investigation and evacuation orders for Weed, Lake Shastina and Edgewood are in place.

“This incident is evolving rapidly and our staff and partners are doing everything they can to get everyone to safety,” the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said.

Two wildfires developed overnight, officials said on Saturday.

Siskiyou County officials are also battling the Mountain Fire, which had grown to cover 3,400 acres with 5% containment.

“The fire continues to burn in the wood. The fire has been extremely active all night. The fire is heading north,” Cal Fire Unit Siskiyou said.

The cause of the mountain fire is still under investigation and evacuations have been ordered.

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Meanwhile, in Southern California, the Route Fire in Los Angeles County was at 5,200 acres Saturday morning with 71% containment, according to an update from the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Firefighting operations continued overnight with a focus on clearing hot spots and constructing new containment lines, according to the update.

“Today, ground resources will be focused on clearing hot spots and reinforcing containment. Excessive heat, low humidity and steep terrain continue to pose the greatest challenge for firefighters,” the department said. of fire.

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