Nevada County's Rices Fire Threatens 500 Structures

  • Source: KNTV NBC 11 San Jose
  • Published: 06/29/2022 05:26 AM

A wildfire that erupted in Northern California forced evacuations as it threatened about 500 homes and other buildings Tuesday, authorities said. The Rices Fire erupted at around 2 p.m. near the Yuba River in Nevada County and had spread to more than 760 acres with no containment by Wednesday morning, according to Cal Fire. The flames also threatened power lines, water delivery systems and a state park, Estes said. The rural area is in the Sierra Nevada, northeast of Sacramento and about halfway between the state Capitol and the Nevada border. Authorities earlier said the fire began with a burning building and the flames spread to nearby dry vegetation. At an evening news conference, however, Estes said he couldn't confirm reports that some buildings had been destroyed.


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