“A rapidly expanding wildfire in Northern California seriously injured two people and prompted mandatory evacuation orders for thousands of residents and tourists in El Dorado County on Tuesday morning.
“The Caldor Fire, which ignited Saturday evening in the Omo Ranch area, about 60 miles east of Sacramento, exploded Tuesday from 6,500 acres in the morning to roughly 30,000 acres by the evening hours, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire.
“It remains zero percent contained.
“Firefighters continue to face dynamic conditions on the ground. Smoke from the nearby Dixie Fire hampered air attack efforts while the shapeshifting nature of the Caldor Fire has made it difficult for officials to accurately map the incident, Cal Fire officials said during a community meeting Tuesday evening.”
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