A large vegetation fire is now burning on the north edge of Auburn, Ca. Fire suppression efforts were hampered early on by strong winds. More than 50 homes have been destroyed.
On the north edge of Auburn, CA, in Placer County a fast moving vegetation fire has scorched more than 200 acres in short order and consumed several buildings, including both commercial and residential buildings.
The winds have died down in the past hour but mandatory evacuations are still in effect and will likely be expanded unless the fire containment lines can be expanded quickly.
Live video is being provided by KTXL Fox40 here
Firefighters have gotten near 40% containment so far.
The mandatory evacuation area and evacuation warning zone combined is approximately seven miles long in the path of the fire which is now travelling north away from the city of Auburn.
It is now reported at KCRA TV that more than fifty homes have been destroyed by the fire.
Containment is between 40 and 50 per cent and the winds should lighten around midnight tonight.
Around 200 homes in Saddleback Estates are still under mandatory evacuation.
An evacuation warning is in effect for the Moss Rock area, Dry Creek Road between Windsong and Black Oak Road up to the Black Oak Golf Course, and Florence to Stanley in the north end of Christian Valley.
No injuries have been reported so far.
Those with up close and personal experience with this fire are encouraged to leave a comment to describe what you saw.