6 injured, 10 buildings burned in California 'Wall fire'

Posted at 6:25 AM, Jul 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-08 06:25:12-04

BANGOR, CA (KTXL/CNN) - Authorities said around 150 crew members were working to fight the flames of the "Wall fire," the fire has spread to 1,000 acres.

Five residents and an inmate firefighter have minor burn injuries. At least 10 structures have been destroyed in the fire.

The flames from the Wall fire were moving fast, burning up 1,000 acres of dry brush and destroying at least 10 structures in Butte County. Sending people and their pets down the hill in a frenzy.

200 homes are under evacuation orders or warnings.

Cal Fire battalion Chief Russ Fowler said five of those people suffered minor burns. As well as one inmate firefighter.

“If we give you an order to leave, you're in imminent danger. If you stay, we can’t guarantee we can come back for you or even send a fire engine,” Fowler said.

If it's frustrating for firefighters when people wait until the last minute to evacuate, it`s equally frustrating for people who know they're likely going to lose their homes.

Firefighters have made some progress in slowing the spread of the Wall fire.

Hand cutting containment lines, dropping water and retardant from overhead.

They expect the flames to change direction again over night and burn right where they don't want it to.

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