Officials said Saturday that two Northern California wildfires are getting bigger, and some people have been told to leave because of the dangerous heat in the West.
Cal Fire said in a release that the size of the Mill Fire in Siskiyou County has almost doubled since Friday. On Saturday, the fire was burning on an estimated 4,254 acres and was only 25% contained.
As the fire spread, it burned down 50 buildings and forced about 1,000 people to leave their homes, officials said.
On Saturday, firefighters in Weed, California, look at the damage done by the Mill Fire to homes.
The fire has been going on for a day, and the cause is still being looked into. Residents of Weed, Lake Shastina, and Edgewood have been told to leave their homes.
The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said, “This situation is changing quickly, and our staff and partners are doing everything they can to get everyone to safety.”
The Mountain Fire, which has spread to 4,812 acres and is only 5% contained, is also being fought by officials in Siskiyou County.
Cal Fire says that more than 300 people had to leave their homes because the fire was on steep land and was getting bigger as it spread.
“The fire in the woods keeps going. Throughout the night, fire was very active. The fire is moving to the north “said the Cal Fire Siskiyou Unit.
The cause of the Mountain Fire is still being looked into, and people have been told to leave their homes.
A report from the Los Angeles County Fire Department said that as of Saturday night, the Route Fire in Los Angeles County had burned 5,208 acres and was only 87% contained.
The Fire Department says that two buildings were destroyed and that hundreds more were in danger.
The fire was still being fought overnight, and the focus was on putting out hot spots and building more containment lines, the update said.
“Today, people on the ground will work to clean up hot spots and keep the area under control. The hardest thing for firefighters to deal with is still high temperatures, low humidity, and steep terrain “said the fire department.