The fast-growing Rocky Fire in Northern California's Lake County has now charred 13,500 acres by late Thursday, according to Cal Fire.
By contrast, the fire had chared 3,000 acres on Wednesday evening, in terrain that Cal Fire described as rugged and steep with heavy brush. By Thursday afternoon, the fire had entered into the Cache Creek Wilderness Area and Bureau of Land Management Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Area.
Firefighters from Sonoma, Lake and Napa counties said the blaze is burning near Morgan Valley Road and Rocky Creek Road, east of Lower Lake. It was not contained at all by early Thursday morning and 650 people had been evacuated. Three buildings
Evacuations have been ordered for the north side of Morgan Valley Road for five miles east of Bonham Road, Cal Fire said.
So far, three buildings have burned.
Cal Fire said late Thursday the wildifire was 5 percent contained.