Rural California Burns [SLIDESHOW]

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Another wildfire broke out in rural Northern California over the weekend. The blaze took out 50 square miles of dry brush in Yolo County, northwest of Sacramento, NBC News reported Monday morning.

Ash from the fire has turned the sky orange, and smoke has affected the air quality in the surrounding counties of Napa, Sonoma, San Mateo and San Francisco.

Take a look at these pictures of the disaster.

Since Monday morning, the fire has spread at a rate of 1000 acres per hour from Yolo County into Napa County, where it is threatening 700 homes, the Associated Press reported Tuesday morning.

No homes have been burnt, but hot, dry weather and stiff winds are fueling the flame, which remains largely uncontained. Weather forecasters say that while wildfire threats will decrease in the South West this month, they will increase in the North West.

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