September 24 2021 03:30 pm

Bridge Fire forces evacuations in Auburn near Foresthill Bridge

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8:30 p.m.

The Bridge Fire is now 250 acres in size, Cal Fire said. Evacuations are in progress.

6:50 p.m.

An evacuation order has been issued for the Lake Clementine area, Placer County Sherriff’s Office said.

Courtesy: Placer County Sheriff’s Office

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6:30 p.m.

The Bridge Fire has grown to 200 acres and remains 0% contained, Cal Fire said Sunday evening.

Nearby Auburn State Recreation Area has begun evacuating park visitors.

4:30 p.m.

The Bridge Fire has grown to 100 acres and is 0% contained, Cal Fire said Sunday.

Old Foresthill Road is now now closed. Residents in Foresthill are instructed to not try and drive to Auburn, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.

Evacuation warnings have been issued for the following areas:

This story is developing.

Original Story Below:

AUBURN, Calif. (KTXL) — A vegetation fire burning in Auburn has forced evacuations in a local state park Sunday afternoon, according to Cal Fire.

Cal Fire officials said the Bridge Fire started beneath the Foresthill Bridge at 1:24 p.m. and has spread across Foresthill Road.

The fire has burned 20 acres on the south side of the road and more than 10 acres on the north side.

State parks officials evacuated visitors to the Auburn State Recreation Area while crews try to contain the blaze.

This story developing.

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