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1,700-Acre Wildfire Burning Summer Camp Northern California.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Huge wildfire broke out in Napa and Yolo counties in the US state of California and fire crews are racing to get control of the raging and more than 1,700 acres are burning, evacuations are in place and there is zero containment.

The fire started on Tuesday evening and it's burning near the Napa and Yolo County line to the East of Lake Berryessa and near the Monticello Dam, ABC News reported.

The fire exploded in size in just a matter of hours. California fire department staff is attacking the blaze from all sides with water drops. Flames jumped a ridge, moving toward the Canyon Creek Camp Resort in Winters.

Campers were told to evacuate, but some defied the order, choosing to stay.The fire ravaged hills alongside Highway 128, burning everything in its path.

"We're trying to get resources fast as we they can to get here. The drought's not helping, and everything is tinder dry out here, so it's not helping with the fire spread," said Russell West of Cal Fire.

Fires have raged through the area before. The Monticello Fire which scorched 6,500 acres in 2014. Fireworks were blamed for the cause. The 2015 Wragg Fire burned more than 8,000 acres.

Campers and locals know the drill, be ready to leave when the fire gets close.Cal Fire has opened up an evacuation center in Winters at the Public Safety Center. Firefighters are also putting out a call for more firefighters.

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Date:Aug 3, 2016
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