New fire prompts evacuation orders near Shasta Lake

Update: A woman was arrested for allegedly starting the Fawn Fire. Details: https://bit.ly/2WbhQHA

MOUNTAIN GATE, Calif. – A new wildfire in Northern California is prompting evacuation orders.

The Fawn Fire was first reported Wednesday afternoon near the community of Mountain Gate south of Shasta Lake.

By about 6:30 p.m., the fire was 50 acres and growing rapidly.

At about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, the fire was reportedly 1,200 acres in size and 5% contained.

An estimated 2,000 structures are threatened and mandatory evacuation orders were issued in the Mountain Gate area.

For a list of evacuation locations, visit https://www.facebook.com/ShastaSheriff/

For the latest updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/ShastaTrinityNF/

 

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