Firefighters battle Northern California wildfire, evacuations ordered

Smoke rises in distance from County Fire near County Road 63 and Highway 16 in Rumsey Canyon in this #CountyFire image on social media in Brooks, California, U.S., July 2, 2018. Courtesy California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) – More than 1200 firefighters aided by water-dropping helicopters battled a wildfire raging out of control in Northern California, threatening homes and other structures as thick black smoke drifted across the San Francisco Bay Area. The so-called County Fire, which broke out on Saturday afternoon in Yolo County west of Sacramento, has already blackened […]

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