Wildfires – California

Two California wildfires have forced around 1,700 residents to flee and destroyed 10 homes while threatening to burn hundreds more buildings.

The 3,800-acre Sand Fire force more than 1,200 residents in Amador and El Dorado counties to evacuate as 1,500 firefighters have contained it by 35 percent as of Sunday. Some 515 buildings in and around the River Pines Estates community in Amador were also ordered evacuated. The fast-moving fire fanned by triple-digit temperatures, low humidity and high winds have destroyed 10 homes and eight structures.

Meanwhile, the 45-home Foresta community in Yosemite National Park was ordered evacuated as a fire that started Saturday grew to 2,100 acres.

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