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Three Major Wildfires in Nevada And Yuba Counties

Thousands of residents are evacuated from 3 major wildfires in Nevada County and Yuba Counties that began overnight, possibly due to the gusty north winds. Cal Fire PIO Mary Eldridge says an estimated 7-8,000 homes are threatened from the Lobo Fire in the Lake Wildwood area, where at least 900 acres have been scorched. She says some homes have been damaged or destroyed, but had no specific numbers at this time. There is zero containment. There is 10% containment from a fire off McCourtney Road, where around 150 acres have gone up in smoke. Evacuation centers have been set up at First Baptist Church on Ridge Road, Grace Lutheran Church, Twin Cities Church on Rough and Ready Highway. Meals are also available at Peace Lutheran Church. Animals can be dropped off at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Meanwhile, the largest blaze, called the Cascade Fire, inĀ  Yuba County, has burned at least 7,200 acres, also with 5% containment. Around 2200 residents have been evacuated. Animals can be dropped off at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

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