DOYLE (CBS SF) — The Sugar Hearth, one of many blazes grouped into the Beckwourth Advanced Hearth, roared via the Lassen County group of Doyle late Saturday, consuming houses, companies and autos.
Firefighters went block by block, dwelling by dwelling to battle the advancing the wall of flames. As many as two dozen houses had been destroyed or broken. Happily, the overwhelming majority of residents obeyed the obligatory evacuation orders. There have been no studies of accidents or deaths.
The Beckwourth Advanced Hearth — a mixture of two lightning-caused fires — the Dotta Hearth, which began on June 30, and the Sugar Hearth, which began on July 2 — was burning 45 miles north of Lake Tahoe. The advanced was exhibiting no signal of slowing Sunday as flames rushed northeast from the Sierra Nevada forest area.
The blaze, which was solely 8% contained, elevated dramatically to 86 sq. miles as firefighters sweltered in 100-degree temperatures.
Late Saturday, flames jumped Interstate 395 and was threatening properties in Nevada’s Washoe County.
“Take quick steps to guard giant animals and livestock,” the The Truckee Meadows Hearth Safety District tweeted.