A fire burning in Sonoma County, #SawMillFire, has now burned upwards of 1,500 acres. Here are 5 shocking photos of the fire that you need to see.
The Sawmill fire reportedly burned roughly 500 acres before 6 pm and then quickly grew to over 1,500. At least 36 homes have been evacuated since the fire began burning. The area is currently under red flag warning.
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Although it isn’t yet clear how the fire started, crews seem to have the upper hand. As ABC News reports, on Sunday the fire was only 10% contained.
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Cal Fire spokesperson Amy Head said,
“It was really gusty and things seemed to calm down just a little bit, which is helping firefighters, but we are still not out of the woods with how dry it is and the past five years of drought conditions.”