Northern California wildfire now largest in state, at 19,000 acres – NBC Bay Area

A wildfire burning in Northern California continued to grow Thursday and is now the largest active fire in California, according to Cal Fire.

The Sites Fire in Colusa County had burned more than 19,000 acres as of Thursday morning and was only 15% contained, Cal Fire said.

Firefighters continued to make progress on the west and east sides of the fire overnight Thursday, but the north end of the fire remained active, Cal Fire said.

No injuries were reported and no known structures were affected by the fire.

The following evacuation orders were still in effect: Leesville Lodoga Road South to Leesville Road; From Leesville to Huffmaster Road; From Huffmaster Road to Maxwell Sites Road; Leesville Road to Antelope Valley Ranch and north from Antelope Valley Ranch; and Sites Lodoga Road in Sites has a road closure.

Evacuation warnings were issued for Leesville Road south along Bear Valley Road to Highway 20 and Highway 20 east to Leesville Road, Cal Fire said.

An evacuation shelter is open at the Colusa Veterans Hall, 108 E Main St. in Colusa.

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