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US Evacuations ordered as wildfire spreads in Bay Area town

15:22  10 october  2019
15:22  10 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Wildfire closes Yosemite route, forces evacuations

  Wildfire closes Yosemite route, forces evacuations A wildfire burning southwest of Yosemite closed a main route to the national park and prompted evacuations near the Mariposa County town of Briceburg. A wildfire dubbed the Briceburg Fire is burning along Highway 140 near the Mariposa County town of Briceburg.

EVACUATION ORDER : Due to the fire in the area , an evacuation order has been issued for zones 2, 6, 7 and 13. If assistance is needed in evacuating Shelley Freeman says she heard from a friend that people, horses and dogs had congregated in a parking lot of a Kmart in the town of Paradise.

(Reuters) – Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate their homes in southwestern Colorado on Thursday as hot, dry and windy conditions stoked a wildfire that was 90 percent uncontained, federal and local officials said. Since breaking out a week ago, the 416 Fire has forced the evacuation of

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Police have ordered evacuations as a fast-moving wildfire spreads in the hills of a San Francisco Bay Area community.

Firefighters work to contain a wildfire burning off Merrill Dr. in Moraga, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Police have ordered evacuations as the fast-moving wildfire spread in the hills of the San Francisco Bay Area community. The area is without power after Pacific Gas & Electric preemptively cut service hoping to prevent wildfires during dry, windy conditions throughout Northern California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger): Firefighters work to contain a wildfire burning off Merrill Dr. in Moraga, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Police have ordered evacuations as the fast-moving wildfire spread in the hills of the San Francisco Bay Area community. The area is without power after Pacific Gas & Electric preemptively cut service hoping to prevent wildfires during dry, windy conditions throughout Northern California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) © Provided by The Associated Press Firefighters work to contain a wildfire burning off Merrill Dr. in Moraga, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Police have ordered evacuations as the fast-moving wildfire spread in the hills of the San Francisco Bay Area community. The area is without power after Pacific Gas & Electric preemptively cut service hoping to prevent wildfires during dry, windy conditions throughout Northern California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Moraga-Orinda firefighters responded to the scene near the St. Mary's College campus early Thursday. The school does not appear threatened at this time.

Cal Fire says the flames consumed about 60 acres in little more than two hours.

Moraga police ordered evacuations in the town's Sanders Ranch neighborhood. Residents were told to take only essential items.

The community in Contra Costa County is part of Pacific Gas and Electric's ongoing pre-emptive electricity shutdowns.

70,000 California wildfire victims may miss out on payments .
As many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive payments for the damages they suffered from a series of devastating wildfires over the last several years. But tens of thousands of them have not sought compensation.© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, homes leveled by the Camp Fire line the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park retirement community in Paradise, Calif. Attorneys say as many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive payments for the damages they've suffered from a series of devastating wildfires over the last several years, but tens of thousands of them have not.

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