SACRAMENTO: ' Wildfire Forces Evacuation of 1,200 Residents '

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (California) – July 27 – A wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 1,200 residents in a rural area east of the California state capital of Sacramento, according to fire officials.

​The fire, which is centred about 8 km north of the town of Plymouth and 50 kilometres east of Sacramento, destroyed five residences and two outbuildings, causing one injury, said Lynne Tolmachoff, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, as cited by Reuters.

Since the blaze began on Friday, 515 have been evacuated in Amador and El Dorado counties, fire officials said.

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