SHASTA LAKE, Shasta County (CBS SF) — At least 4,000 people have been forced to evacuate by the growing Fawn Fire burning Shasta County northeast of Redding Thursday, and authorities said a Bay Area woman suspected of starting the fire was arrested.
After initially burning through about 50 acres by early Wednesday evening, the wildfire has exploded to 5,500 acres as of Thursday evening at 7 p.m. It is five percent contained.
Cal Fire said that 25 structures have been destroyed by the wind-whipped wildfire. An additional 2,000 structures are currently threatened by the fire.
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