Firefighters Battle Forest Fires in Northeastern CA

An air tanker drops retardant as the the Badger Fire burns near Yreka, Calif, on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Several wildfires sparked Sunday throughout Northern California as portions of the region remain under a heat advisory. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

By / Fire Engineering

SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters and aircraft worked Tuesday to halt the spread of two forest fires in rural northeastern California.

The Gold Fire in northern Lassen County nearly doubled in size to 7 square miles (18.2 square kilometers) south of the tiny Modoc County community of Adin and there was zero containment.

Two firefighters were injured at that blaze Monday and were flown to a hospital in Redding but there were no details early Tuesday on their conditions or what happened, said Alisha Herring, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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