Topics

Wildfires

Rocky fire in Northern California swells to 60,000 acres; 12,000 evacuated

Rocky fire in Northern California swells to 60,000 acres; 12,000 evacuated

More than 12,000 residents have been evacuated as the destructive Rocky fire exploded to 60,000 acres across three counties and consumed 50 structures, including 24 homes. The wildfire, 12% contained Monday morning, was threatening 6,301 structures in Colusa, Lake and Yolo counties as it continued to advance despite firefighting efforts. Fire activity grew dramatically in an area with “little to no fire history,” according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Interested in the stories shaping California? Sign up for the free Essential California newsletter >> More than 2,900 firefighters were aggressively working to stop the fire, but flames...

Loading
78°