New northern California wildfire rages after firefighter killed in separate blaze

The Guardian: World News
  • Fire charred almost eight square miles in two days and has not been contained
  • Michael Hallenbeck of US Forest Service struck dead by tree on Saturday

A wildfire that broke out several miles south-west of a destructive fire in northern California doubled in size overnight into Monday, charring nearly eight square miles, a day after a firefighter was killed fighting a separate blaze in the state.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says evacuations have been ordered for the new fire that started Sunday. Containment was not in sight Monday morning.

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