Calif. Wildfire Forces School Evacuation


A Twin Rivers school was evacuated Thursday as a wind-whipped fire burned a nearby outbuilding and travel-trailer.

Sacramento firefighters were called to Morrison Avenue in North Sacramento just before 1 p.m. The fire had spread into a field and headed toward Morey Avenue School.

Twin Rivers police evacuated the school, and firefighters contained the blaze. The Sacramento Fire Department said the school was never threatened by flames, though a few nearby homes were threatened.

The Sacramento Fire Department warned that people around Northern California should be "extremely careful when working with or dealing with anything flammable."

"The grass in our region has already become dangerously dry, and the threat of fire is very real," a news release from the department said.

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