Northern California wildfire spreads over 500 acres

0608 Pony Fire, Klamath National Forest
Image courtesy of the Klamath National Forest.

Klamath National Forest, Calif. — Firefighters are battling a wildfire in Northern California that’s grown to more than 550 acres overnight.

Officials say the Pony Fire was ignited by lighting on Monday. It’s located about 15 miles southwest of Happy Camp.

Fire crews had to leave the area yesterday because they said conditions became too dangerous to continue fighting the flames. Steep terrain is also hindering response efforts.

Fire officials are hoping the cool down in temperatures will help crews tackle the blaze in the coming days.

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