Sierra Nevada Wildfire Grows to Over 7,000 Acres, Two Towns Evacuated


A Northern California wildfire grew to more than 7,000 acres over night at the base of Sierra Nevada.

Two towns were being threatened Friday night as firefighters battle the blaze named the Round fire, which is buring at the base of the Sierra Nevada.

The fire is at 30% contained, authorities said Saturday morning.

The towns of Paradise and Swall Meadows were put under a mandatory evacuation order about 4 p.m. because of the wildfire, according to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department.

The evacuation center is at the Crowley Lake Community Center.

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SOURCE: LA Times, Ryan Parker

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