Newly Ignited River Fire Raging in Two Northern California Counties

Newly Ignited River Fire Raging in Two Northern California Counties

Disaster Alert
August 5, 2021

Source: CNN

Additional Resource:

CBS 13 Sacramento (River Fire Grows To 2,400 Acres; Zero Containment Reported)

Approximate impacted areas:

California

– Colfax (Placer County, 95713)
– Grass Valley (Nevada County, 95945)

NOTE: This has NOT yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.

(CNN)A newly ignited fire in Northern California has forced thousands of residents to evacuate their homes as the US fights 96 large active fires that have scorched nearly two million acres.

The River Fire, raging in Nevada and Placer counties in California, has destroyed or damaged an estimated 40 structures since it started Wednesday, CalFire Deputy Chief Jim Hudson said during a news briefing. It has already torn through 1,400 acres and was not contained at all Wednesday evening.
In Placer County, nearly 2,400 people are under evacuation, Placer County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Nelson Resendes said. In Nevada County, at least 4,200 residents are under an evacuation order or warning, Nevada County Sheriff Shannan Moon said.

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