DISASTERS

Evacuations ordered for new Northern California fire that ignited near destructive blaze

  • In this photo provided by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, smoke from a fire billows in the sky in northwestern Arizona, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. Worsening conditions at the wildfire have prompted authorities to issue a second evacuation order this weekend. (U.S. Bureau of Land Management via AP)

    In this photo provided by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, smoke from a fire billows in the sky in northwestern Arizona, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. Worsening conditions at the wildfire have prompted authorities to issue a second evacuation order this weekend. (U.S. Bureau of Land Management via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 photo, smoke billows over Topock Marsh in the Mohave Valley south of Bullhead City, Ariz. Worsening conditions at the wildfire have prompted authorities to issue a second evacuation order this weekend. (Bill McMillen/Mohave Valley Daily News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 photo, smoke billows over Topock Marsh in the Mohave Valley south of Bullhead City, Ariz. Worsening conditions at the wildfire have prompted authorities to issue a second evacuation order this weekend. (Bill McMillen/Mohave Valley Daily News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 photo, smoke billows over Topock Marsh in the Mohave Valley south of Bullhead City, Ariz. Worsening conditions at the wildfire have prompted authorities to issue a second evacuation order this weekend. (Bill McMillen/Mohave Valley Daily News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 photo, smoke billows over Topock Marsh in the Mohave Valley south of Bullhead City, Ariz. Worsening conditions at the wildfire have prompted authorities to issue a second evacuation order this weekend. (Bill McMillen/Mohave Valley Daily News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

A wildfire that broke out several miles southwest of a destructive fire in Northern California doubled in size overnight, charring nearly 8 square miles.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says evacuations have been ordered for the new fire that started Sunday. Containment was not in sight Monday morning.

The blaze is burning near a wildfire that has destroyed 43 homes and 53 outbuildings and chewed up 109 square miles since it started on July 29. It is now 85 percent contained.

The new fire in dense brush and steep terrain exploded quickly Sunday afternoon, charring about 4 square miles. Firefighters and air tankers battling the original fire were reassigned to attack the new blaze. Fire officials are investigating the causes of both fires.