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California's Yuba County Sheriff Orders Evacuations for Double Fire

Cal Fire is investigating a double fire that broke out Thursday near a small Yuba County community.

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Residents living in a small Yuba County community were ordered to evacuate Friday after a wildfire broke out.

Firefighters began dropping retardant on the 12-acre Double Fire sparked on Double Eagle Way near the Challenge-Brownsville community.

“The fire is approximately 7 acres with spotting 800 yards from the fire,” Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer unit wrote on social media at 2:15 p.m. In an update just after 6:15 p.m., Cal Fire officials said the fire had grown to 12 acres.

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The Yuba County Sheriff's Office said on social media that evacuation zone E081 is divided into three zones: E081A and E081C are under evacuation warnings.

E081A includes residents north of La Porte Road at Allen Way, before the thoroughfare turns into Willow Glenn Road. E081C includes residents living south of Brownsville Aero Pines Airport and along Willow Glen Road, according to the county emergency map.

The area between the two subzones is known as E081B and residents have been ordered to leave this area. People should also evacuate the E007 area, Wildcat Trail and Double Eagle Way, deputies said.

A temporary evacuation shelter has been created at Sycamore Ranch, 5390 Highway 20. Large animals are welcome.

This story was originally published June 20, 2024, 3:40 p.m.

Ishani Desai is a breaking news reporter for The Sacramento Bee. She previously covered crime and courts for The Bakersfield Californian.

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