(WEED, California) — A wildfire in the California town of Weed has destroyed at least 75 buildings and spread to cover 350 acres as of Monday night.
According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the fire is just 15 percent contained. Evacuations have been ordered for the communities of Weed, Carrick and Lake Shashinta, including at least 15,000 people.
On Monday, the fire was fanned by high winds. Along with at least 11 other wildfires burning around the state, Cal Fire spokesperson Daniel Berlant told ABC News that more than 6,000 firefighters were on the frontlines of those fires.
The high temperatures, high winds, and drought conditions are believed to have helped fan the flames.
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