Four California Firefighters Suffer Burns at Fast-Moving Wildfire

Four firefighters suffered burn injuries while battling a new wildfire in California that broke out Saturday and quickly grew, reports NBC News.

The firefighters were injured while working to put out the so-called Valley Fire in Lake County northwest of Sacramento, which swelled from 400 acres to 10,000 acres in a matter of hours, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also known as Cal Fire, said.

By Saturday night the fire had grown to 25,000 acres, Cal Fire said. Ash was reported to be falling in Sacramento, about 90 miles away, the Sacramento Fire Department said.

Hundreds of firefighters were working to protect homes. The community of Cobb, an area of about 1,600 people, was under mandatory evacuation orders.

All Cal Fire personnel were called back into duty late Saturday because of fire activity statewide, and all days off were cancelled, a fire official said.

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