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Wildfire in Mendocino County spurs evacuations

A vegetation fire in the Mendocino County community of Redwood Valley triggered evacuations Wednesday afternoon.

The Broiler fire began about 2:45 p.m., according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

At 6:30 p.m., officials said it had grown to 80 acres and forward progress had been stopped. It was 20% contained and one structure had been destroyed.

Officials have lifted some evacuation orders but have kept those in place at Uva Drive at Forsythe Lane and West School Way at Uva Drive. An evacuation shelter was moved from Mendocino College’s gym to its dance studio.


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