California’s Radford Fire Grows To 990 Acres

A tree flares up as firefighters continue to battle the Caldor Fire near South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. A huge firefighting force gathered Tuesday to defend Lake Tahoe from the raging wildfire that forced the evacuation of California communities on the south end of the alpine resort and put others across the state line in Nevada on notice to be ready to flee. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

A California wildfire that began Monday near Big Bear has grown to 990 acres, officials say.

Dubbed “The Radford Fire,” the blaze was first reported at about 2 pm Monday in an area sandwiched by the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit ski resorts, fire officials say. Since then, two evacuation orders have been issued for hundreds of residents in the area, according to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office.

Although firefighters have been working to keep the blaze from spreading to the neighboring ski resorts, as of 10 am Wednesday it is only two percent contained, fire officials say.

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