GEORGETOWN (AP) — A wildfire in the Sierra Nevada Mountains has destroyed one home and forced the evacuation of 80 others.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fire was sparked around 3 p.m. Saturday in El Dorado County, northeast of Sacramento.
It quickly spread to 45 acres due to dry conditions and strong wind.
Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says the blaze is threatening 80 homes in Georgetown. The mountain town of 2400 began as a gold camp in the 1800s.
It is 35 percent contained.