Lava Fire triples overnight; mandatory evacuation orders


WEED, Calif. — The Lava Fire exploded in size Monday afternoon into the overnight hours Tuesday and has grown to 13,330 acres.

Strong, erratic winds and dry conditions continue to hamper firefighting efforts, according to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

The massive fire burning to the northeast of Weed is still just 20% contained. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in place for Lake Shastina, Juniper Valley, and surrounding areas.

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