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Pawnee Fire in Lake County 40 Percent Contained

The fire has destroyed 22 structures, damaged six and threatens 600 others, but has not caused any injuries to firefighters or civilians, according to Cal Fire

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    Pawnee Fire Chars 13,000 Acres, Wipes Out 22 Structures

    Firefighters on Tuesday continued to battle a destructive blaze in Lake County that has wiped out at least 22 structures and scorched at least 11,500 acres, according to Cal Fire. Melissa Colorado reports. (Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018)

    The Pawnee Fire in Lake County that has prompted assistance from many Bay Area fire agencies is now 40 percent contained as of Thursday morning, according to Cal Fire.

    The blaze, which started at 5:21 p.m. Saturday, had burned 13,700 acres as of 7 a.m. today, up 200 from the same time Wednesday, fire officials said.

    Officials on Thursday lifted evacuation orders for the community of Double Eagle. CAL Fire says cancellation of additional evacuation orders are being evaluated for factors like potential fire behavior and the reestablishment of crucial infrastructures.

    The fire has destroyed 22 structures, damaged six and threatens 600 others, but has not caused any injuries to firefighters or civilians, according to Cal Fire.

    Firefighters from around the Bay Area have sent crews to battle the blaze. Alameda County, Berkeley, Fremont, Oakland, Hayward, San Jose and San Mateo County are among the agencies assisting.

    Crews are working to contain the fire as quickly as possible since drier conditions and strong winds are forecasted through the weekend.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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