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Northern California 'Camp' Fire Spreading Rapidly

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Northern California 'Camp' Fire Spreading Rapidly

Northern California 'Camp' Fire Spreading Rapidly

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection had warned the day before that conditions were right for a wildfire in Northern California.

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Northern California 'Camp' Fire Spreading Rapidly

A wildfire in Northern California that started Thursday has spread over thousands of acres, prompting evacuation orders throughout the area.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire protection  announced Thursday morning  firefighters were working to contain the 1,000-acre "Camp" fire in Butte County, north of Sacramento.

By Thursday afternoon, officials announced the fire had spread over  more than 18,000 acres .  Authorities issued evacuation orders for several communities near the blaze, with  more than 30,000 people  reportedly ordered to evacuate in all.  On Wednesday, Cal Fire had warned that  conditions were right  for wildfires throughout the state, with high winds and low humidity in the forecast.

  Additional reporting by  Newsy affiliate CNN . 




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