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Monday Fire Update: Willow, Wragg, Kyburz, Lowell
6:30 p.m. Update: The Wragg Fire is now burning at 6,591 acres and is 75 percent contained. Two out buildings have been destroyed and three outbuildings and one residence have been damaged. There are no current or expected road closures.
5:00 p.m. Update:
The Kyburz fire is now at 98 percent containment the El Dorado National Forest service tweeted.
#KyburzFire The fire is 98% contained. Crews are pulling equipment and searching for and extinguishing residual smokes as they pop up.— EldoradoNF (@EldoradoNF) July 27, 2015
Original Story: Several wildfires continue to burn in Northern California.
Campgrounds have been evacuated near the Willow Fire in Central California that has chewed through 1,521 acres of dry timber in Sierra National Forest, one of several blazes burning across the state.
The fire in a rural area of Madera County was just 5 percent contained late Sunday. Officials say about 450 structures in the tiny wooded communities of Bass Lake and Cascadel Woods are threatened. Residents have been notified to prepare to evacuate.
The Wragg Fire burning in Solano and Napa counties has scorched nearly 6,600 acres and is now 70 percent contained. Cal Fire expects full containment on July 28.
The Kyburz Fire in the El Dorado National Forest is now burning 75 acres and is 98 percent contained.
The fire was as large as 200 acres and initially shut down Highway 50. The road was reopened over the weekend.
In Nevada County, the Lowell Fire has blackened 1,700 acres and is 20 percent contained. Four firefighters were injured Sunday. All are expected to recover.
The fire erupted in an area that is rural, rugged and steep with homes scattered throughout the trees. The fire threatens 150 homes in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
More information on the Lowell Fire can be found here.
Capital Public Radio Staff and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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