Shasta County Wildfire Forces Thousands To Evacuate Homes

 Monday, August 20, 2012

 CBS San Francisco

Thousands of people have been told to leave their homes as a new wildfire threatens a group of small communities in far northern California. Fire officials say a fire that started around 11:30 a.m. Saturday has already destroyed four homes and consumed nearly 11 square miles as it burns near the towns of Manton, Shingleton, and Viola, California. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says 3,500 homes spread out across a rural area along the border of Tehama and Shasta counties are threatened.