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170 homes under threat from Placer County blaze

Posted: July 16, 2012 12:15 p.m.
Updated: July 16, 2012 12:15 p.m.


FORESTHILL, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are struggling to contain a blaze that has consumed one home and forced evacuations from dozens of others in Placer County.

State fire officials on Monday said the Robbers Fire was growing on its northern and eastern edges. It was 30 percent contained.

Residents have been evacuated to a Red Cross shelter in Foresthill, and 170 homes remained under threat.

In addition to the home, four outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire, which has grown to nearly four square miles.

Twelve firefighters have been injured battling the fire, and more than 2,100 personnel are currently on scene.

Another blaze to the northwest, the Mill Fire, was 67 percent contained after charring about 46 square miles of the Mendocino National Forest.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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