Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:15

A wildfire in Northern California has grown significantly and begun to pose a threat communities.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office issued evacuation orders Monday for the Lake Shastina and Juniper Valley areas.

Ignited by lightning on June 24, the Lava Fire is burning north of the town of Weed in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, about 250 miles north of San Francisco.

The region was under excessive-heat warnings, with afternoon high temperatures expected to range from 100 degrees to 110 degrees.

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