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Multiple Fires Burning Around Northern California; Plumas National Forest, Tuolumne County And Sonoma County

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UPDATE 4:30 - Two different brush fires broke out Monday afternoon in Northern California.

The Marshes Fire started at noon and is burning 150 acres near Highway 49 in Tuolomne County, north of Don Pedro Reservoir.

There are mandatory evacuation orders for the Moccasin Ranch Estates subdivision and advisory evacuations for the Hetch Hetchy System area.

The evacuation center is located at the Hacienda in the community of La Grange.

The Tobin Fire started at about 2 p.m. and is burning on Highway 70 in the Plumas National Forest.

The fire is burning near the sites of the 2000 Storrie Fire and 2008 Lightning Complex fires. Four air tankers and four helicopters are helping crews on the ground.

ORIGINAL (AP) - A wildfire that erupted amid hot, dry conditions and gusty winds in Sonoma County north of San Francisco sent residents fleeing from their homes.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the Sawmill Fire in rural Cloverdale has charred about 1,500 acres of timber and dry brush.

Fire spokesman Paul Lowenthal said Sunday that about 90 people in 36 homes were under evacuation orders or advisories, and that the fire was threatening the Geysers geothermal facility.

One of the 14 plants has also been evacuated.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Calpine operates the facility and says all employees are safe.

Firefighters battling the blaze in steep terrain braced for another day of temperatures in the high 90s and strong winds on Monday.

The fire has burned about 2 square miles about an hour and a half north of San Francisco.