• California forest fire temporarily strands July 4th revelers

    1 month ago - By Bésame

    JACKSON, Calif. - A Northern California wildfire chewed through a mountainous region near Sacramento Tuesday after forcing evacuations in two counties.
    The Electra Fire erupted Monday afternoon at a recreation area in Sierra Nevada Gold Country that was packed with Fourth of July revelers, forcing 85 to 100 people celebrating the holiday at a river to shelter at Pacific Gas & Electric Co. facility, said Amador County Sheriff Gary Redman.
    All were later safely evacuated, Redman told The San Francisco Chronicle late Monday night.
    The fire began in Amador County and had spread to 959 acres by...
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