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Structure Fires Near Rices Fire In Nevada County Force Evacuations

NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — Evacuation orders have been placed in Nevada County due to some structure fires burning near the Rices Fire.

The fires are burning in the areas of Bridgeport and French Corral.

Nevada County said the evacuation orders were for the areas north of the South Yuba River and Pleasant Valley Road; south of Cranston Road; east of the Yuba River, Cranston Road and Rices Crossing Road; and west of Pleasant Valley Road.

It is unclear what caused the fires and if they are related to the Rices Fire which is burning in the same general area.

As of Saturday, the Rices Fire remained at 904 acres burned while containment sits at 35%. Full containment is expected by Tuesday, Cal Fire said.

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