LOWER LAKE, Calif. – The latest on wildfires burning in California:
Evacuated residents say a massive wildfire burning in Northern California flared up and spread fast.
The fire about 100 miles north of San Francisco in the Lower Lake area roughly tripled in size over the weekend to 93 square miles. More than 13,000 people have been required or advised to evacuate. Two dozen homes have been destroyed.
Donna McDonald, who lives in Clear Lake, said Monday at one point she saw no smoke at all. Then the fire flared up again.
Lower temperatures and higher humidity allowed firefighters to contain more of the fire.