The Cascade Fire is ripping through Yuba County Monday, burning 7,200 acres and destroying several buildings in its path.
The fire started late Sunday night near Cascade Way and Marysville Road, just north of Collins Lake in Yuba County. Dry conditions and strong winds throughout the morning caused the fire to explode in size to 5,000 acres by 9 a.m., forcing multiple evacuations.
By Monday afternoon, the Cascade fire grew to 7,200 acres destroying dozens of homes. Fire officials said the fire is only 5 percent contained.
The Cascade fire is on of 15 fires statewide in 9 counties. In total, nearly 73,000 acres are burning.
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