Residents Flee Colfax as River Fire Grows to 1,400 Acres

California’s fast-growing River Fire spread to 1,400 acres near Colfax, California, on Wednesday, August 4, as the state’s northeastern region remained under a red flag warning for critical fire weather.

Evacuation orders were issued for areas in Nevada and Placer Counties — including the city of Colfax — that were threatened by the fire on Wednesday.

Local news reports said multiple homes had been burned on Wednesday. This footage shows a resident in Colfax leaving her home and passing the large plumes of smoke on the way. Credit: roxanasoleimanimafi via Storyful

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