Evacuations ordered in Northern California for fire burning in ‘difficult terrain,’ Cal Fire says

Residents living in a small community in Yuba County were ordered to evacuate Friday after a vegetation fire broke out.

Firefighters began dropping retardant on the 12-acre Double Fire, sparked off of Double Eagle Way near the community of Challenge-Brownsville.

“The fire is approximately 7 acres with spotting a half mile ahead of the fire,” Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer unit wrote on social media at 2:15 p.m. In an update just after 6:15 p.m., Cal Fire officials said the fire had reached 12 acres.

The Yuba County Sheriff’s Office said on social media that evacuation zone E081 was split into three areas: E081A and E081C are under evacuation warnings.

E081A includes residents situated north of La Porte Road at Allen Way, before the thoroughfare turns into Willow Glenn Road. E081C includes residents living south of the Brownsville Aero Pines Airport and along Willow Glen Road, according to the county’s emergency map.

The area between both subzones is known as E081B, and residents have been ordered to leave that area. People must also evacuate zone E007, Wildcat Trail and Double Eagle Way, deputies said.

A temporary evacuation shelter has been created at Sycamore Ranch, 5390 Highway 20. Large animals are welcome.