NorCal wildfire prompts mandatory evacuation of a casino, homes

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A wildfire that broke out in far Northern California has prompted mandatory evacuations of a casino and some 40 rural homes, authorities said Saturday.

The fire burned at least 7 acres of thick, dry brush near Burney, a town of 3,000 located 43 miles northwest of Redding, the Shasta County Sheriff’s office said.

It was 20 percent contained.

Evacuations were ordered for the Pit River Casino.

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