The wildfire has been active for 23 days, impacting Butte and Plumas counties with 35% containment. The wildfire has destroyed several dozen structures, with over 12,000 buildings threathened, according to official reports.
Footage shows the impact of the blaze on the rural community of Canyondam at Lake Almanor in Plumas County, where residents were ordered to evacuate.
“We do have fire in Canyondam,” Kyle Jacobson, the east zone incident commander, told local media at a briefing on Thursday night. “We have several spot fires in the area. We do have engines, crews and dozers in that area, doing everything they can, trying to prevent further spread.” Credit: Craig Philpott via Storyful