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Sites Fire burns nearly 16,000 acres in Colusa County; evacuations still in place

Sites Fire evacuations still underway as fire grows
Sites Fire evacuations still underway as fire grows 00:16

COLUSA COUNTY – The Sites Fire in Colusa County has grown to burn more than 15,600 acres as of Wednesday morning.

The wildfire prompted evacuation orders Monday night, and those orders were still in effect on Wednesday.

Cal Fire says the incident is near Sites Lodoga Road and Stone Corral Avenue, in the general area of the community of Colusa. The Sites Fire was only 5% contained.

The evacuation order is for the following areas:

  • Leesville Lodoga Road to Leesville
  • Leesville to Huffmaster Road
  • Huffmaster Road to Sites
  • Leesville Road to Antelope Valley Ranch and north from Antelope Valley Ranch
  • Sites Lodoga Road at Sites

Evacuees can find shelter at the Colusa Veterans Hall at 108 E Main Street.

A strike team with Cal Fire was already positioned in the area on Monday, officials say, due to the wind risk that prompted Red Flag Warnings up and down the Sacramento Valley.

Cal Fire said Tuesday night that more than 630 personnel were fighting the fire and structures remained threatened.

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