Hundreds of Firefighters Deployed to Rices Fire in Northern California

At least 700 firefighters worked to contain a 904-acre wildfire burning in Nevada County, California, according to local media.

The fire, dubbed the Rices fire, broke out June 28 at 2 pm and was sparked by a structure fire, officials said.

This video filmed by Alekz Londos shows airplanes dropping fire retardant, helicopters dropping water, and hundreds of firefighters on the front lines tackling the fire.

Londos said in a Facebook post, “It is dangerous and exhausting. My pictures/video will never do justice to how hard these firefighters are working in these difficult conditions to stop the spread of this wildfire.”

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation orders for some residents.

Local news outlets reported the fire has impacted 355 homes and other buildings in the area.

Five firefighters suffered heat-related injuries, local media said. Credit: Alekz Londos via Storyful

Video transcript

- You're putting it here very loose.

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- Good job, Silvio.

- Uh, 91.1 feet.

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