Robbers Fire spreads to 800 acres

9:40 PM, Jul 12, 2012   |    comments
Robbers Fire, northwest of Foresthill
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FORESTHILL, Calif. - CalFire says the hot weather has spurred flames in the Robbers Fire burning northwest of Foresthill. The burned area is now 700 acres and containment has dropped to 10 percent.

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Fire officials say 50 homes are threatened. There are 1,800 firefighters working to put out flames.

CalFire said about 200 people from the Iowa Hill community were staying at a Red Cross evacuation center in Foresthill.

Placer County issued a health advisory for the smoke.

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Further north in Mendocino National Forest, the Mill Fire had charred about 26 square miles and was about 38 percent contained.

In Shasta-Trinity National Forest, the Flat Fire was burning about 30 miles west of Weaverville and had scorched about a square mile.

A smaller fire in Colusa County was almost fully contained.

The Associated Press and News10/KXTV

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