Northern California Fire Complex Doubles in Size

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WILLIAMS, Calif. (AP) - State fire officials are planning to bring in more resources to battle a pair of wildfires in Northern California that doubled in size overnight and is threatening nearly two dozen residences.

The fires in Colusa County - referred to as the Sixteen Complex - had grown to more than 11 square miles as of Thursday morning. They were fueled by strong winds from a thunderstorm system that also pummeled the region with lightning strikes.

State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says Wednesday's lightning sparked dozens of fires in the eastern Sacramento foothills, with Amador, El Dorado and Calaveras counties hit particularly hard.

Those fires burned a small number of acres before they were contained.

Containing the Sixteen Complex in Colusa County, however, has proven harder. The fire is 10 percent contained and has resulted in an evacuation advisory for the Cortina Rancheria area.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 168788356