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Thousands of people remained under evacuation orders Saturday after a wind-whipped wildfire raged through rural Northern California, injuring people and torching an unknown number of homes.

Accoring to KRCA.COM –
A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California is burning north and northeast in Placer County, triggering additional evacuations as firefighters battle the flames.

The Mosquito Fire started on the evening of Sept. 6 near Mosquito Ridge Road on the north side of the Oxbow Reservoir. The Oxbow Reservoir is about 11 miles east of the community of Foresthill. Foresthill is located about 20 miles northwest of Auburn.

The fire continues to threaten several communities across Placer and El Dorado counties, including Georgetown and Foresthill.

As of 7 p.m. on Sunday, the Mosquito Fire has charred 46,587 acres, according to Cal Fire. The state’s wildfire fighting agency says the fire is now 10% contained. With additional evacuations ordered, there are 5,848 structures threatened.

“Firefighters have been working diligently to build control lines along the area of Foresthill Road and out in front of the head of the fire toward the north and northeast,” Cal Fire said in a Sunday morning update.

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