Shepparton News

California fire out of control


PLACERVILL­E: A wildfire burning for a week in northern California has continued to grow out of control, one of about a dozen big blazes in the drought-stricken state that have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate.

There was zero containmen­t on Sunday of the Caldor fire, which had charred nearly 400 square kilometres of trees and bush in the Sierra Nevada after breaking out on August 14.

Firefighte­rs hoped to take advantage of cooler temperatur­es a day after gusts pushed the fire across US Route 50, threatenin­g more remote communitie­s in El Dorado County.

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