Over 11,000 People Evacuated Due to Mosquito Fire Burning in Northern California

The Mosquito fire in Northern California was holding at 46,587 acres (about 73 square miles) and was 10 percent contained on Monday, September 12, according to Cal Fire.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported approximately 5,848 homes were threatened, and 11,260 people had been evacuated due to the fire, which is burning in parts of Placer County and El Dorado County, California.

Cal Fire said the fire is progressing to the north and east, and the “historically dry fuel moisture in the vegetation” is driving the fire’s growth despite cooler temperatures.

Footage uploaded to Facebook by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office shows the fire burning and smoke rising into the air. Credit: Placer County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful

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