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Northern California wildfire jumps one road that leads to the rural communities

Firefighters battle the wildfire in an area northeast of Clearlake Oaks, California.

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Wind-driven fires in Northern California, forced thousands to abandon their homes, burned dozens of homes and businesses, and threatened to cut off the rural community.

The Pawnee Fire in the Spring Valley region, approximately 100 km northwest of Sacramento, had jumped one road that leads to a number of residential communities, Lake County Sheriff’s Office emergency services manager Dale Carnathan said Monday, according to Reuters.

The Pawnee had burned in the Fire 7,700 acres, destroyed 12 homes and threatened about 600 other structures, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

Lake County Fire Battalion Chief Jonathan, Cox said more than 230 firefighters using helicopters, bulldozers and other equipment to fight against the Pawnee Fire.

“It’s kind of the worst possible combination,” Cox said.

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The flames spread quickly 150 miles north of San Francisco; William La Jeunesse reports from Los Angeles.

Forest fires were also on the rise in other parts of the state.

Residents in Tehama County, approximately 200 miles north of San Francisco, were forced to evacuate as a wildfire there grew to 4 square miles and destroyed multiple homes and businesses.

Residents in Shasta County, approximately 300 miles north of San Francisco, were also forced to flee from an inferno.

No deaths or injuries reported.

The cause of the marks have yet to be determined.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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