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Evacuations ordered after winds whip Northern California wildfire near site of 2022 deadly blaze


HAMBURG, Calif. (AP) — Rural areas near California’s border with Oregon are under evacuation orders after gusty winds from a thunderstorm sent a lightning-sparked wildfire racing through national forest lands. The blaze in Siskiyou County was dubbed the Head Fire. It’s one of at least 20 fires that erupted in the Klamath National Forest. Most of the fires are tiny but the U.S. Forest Service says the Head Fire has grown to more than 4 square miles as of Wednesday. There haven’t been any reports of injuries or homes burned, but several areas are under evacuation orders, including one near the community of Hamburg. Last summer, the nearby McKinney Fire killed four people.

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