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River Fire Prompts Evacuations in Colfax, California

A new vegetation fire named the River Fire spread to 100 acres within hours at a campground near Colfax, California, on Wednesday, August 4, as the state’s northeastern region remained under a red flag warning for critical fire weather.

An evacuation order and warnings were issued near the city of Colfax on Wednesday afternoon, according to Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

This timelapse video taken by an AlertWildfire camera near Colfax shows the blaze growing in size while firefighters attempt to contain the wildfire using aerial firefighting craft. Credit: AlertWildfire via Storyful

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