Firefighters Make Progress in Containment of Rices Fire in Northern California

The Rices fire burning in Nevada County, California, was 904 acres and 22 percent contained on the morning of Friday, July 1, according to officials.

Evacuation orders remained in place for some residents. Officials said they expected increased winds Friday afternoon and have warned residents of areas under evacuation warning to look out for evacuation orders. The fire has been active since June 28 at 2 pm and was sparked by a structure fire, officials said.

This footage shows an aerial view of smoke rising from the fire.

According to local reports, 13 firefighters have “experienced heat-related injuries,” and at least one structure has been destroyed. Credit: Cal Fire Nevada via Storyful

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