A New Fire Threatens Dozens Of Homes In California, Prompting More Evacuations

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Tim Pearce Energy Reporter
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Another California wildfire began Monday night near the town of Boulder Creek, prompting about 150 homes to evacuate, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The 125-acre fire comes after the deadliest week of wildfires in California’s history. Thousands of firefighters have been fighting more than a dozen fires that have resulted in 41 deaths since Oct. 8, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

A house fire is believed to be the source of the blaze now burning through the Santa Cruz Mountains, according to NBC Bay Area.

Firefighters are having trouble fighting the fire because of the rough terrain. One firefighter fell down a ravine while fighting the fire, suffering a broken wrist and cuts to his face.

While at least one structure is thought to be lost to the blaze, an official number has not been confirmed.

Light winds drove the fire that started sometime around 10:30 p.m. Firefighters began attacking the fire Tuesday morning, bringing in aircraft to fight the blaze from above the rocky terrain, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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