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Zogg Fire consumes structures as it sweeps through California towns



(VNN) — Dozens of firefighters were mobilised to combat Zogg Fire on Sunday as it spread to towns of Ono and Igo in California burning structures on its path. The fire started around 15:00 local time (22:00 GMT), quickly causing the authorities to issue Code Red emergency notifications, calling for road closures and mandatory evacuations from Platina Road west to the Tehama County.

The latest wildfires named Glass and Zogg, burnt short of 10,000 acres (4047 hectares) in California on Sunday in Shasta County and Napa County most famously known as Wine County. Over 8,000 wildfires in California have burned more than 3.6 million acres (1.5 million hectares) of the state this year according to numbers issued by the local authorities, a record for the state which typically sees wildfires burning 300,000 acres (120,000 hectares) on an average year. The cause of the wildfires is still unknown and under investigation.