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Northern California wildfire leads governor to declare emergency

Posted at 12:27 PM, Jun 25, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for a Northern California wildfire that remains uncontained by firefighters.

The state of emergency issued Monday allows Lake County to receive more state resources to fight the Pawnee Fire and for recovery afterward.

The fire, which started Saturday, has burned 8,200 acres destroyed 22 buildings. Six-hundred buildings are threatened.

About 3,000 people have been ordered to evacuate.

Lake County is about 120 miles north of San Francisco.       

The Pawnee Fire is one of several large fires currently burning in Northern California.

In Tehama County, the Stoll Fire has burned 300 acres, destroyed multiple homes and commercial buildings, and is now 60 percent contained. The Lane Fire has burned 3,000 acres, is 20 percent contained, and 200 buildings are threatened.

In Shasta County, the Creek Fire is 1,300 acres and is 30 percent contained.