A wind-whipped flame that erupted close to an abandoned wood mill that was located situated in Northern California
exploded on Friday into a fast-moving blaze that engulfed homes and forced the evacuation of a large number
of residents within the rural Siskiyou County, fire authorities declared. The Mill fire is one of three significant
California wildfires that have erupted in the last four dayswas sparked by a massive heat wave burned the West
and sprayed the landscape with scorching heat. Warnings of excessive heat are in place across a large portion part of California.
Los Angeles County firefighters on Saturday were fighting the blaze near Castaic which had destroyed nearly 5,000 acres
and was causing closures on parts of Interstate 5 on Wednesday. Another fire, located east to San Diego, led to evacuations earlier this week ,
and shut down to traffic at the Tecate Port of Entry at the border with Mexico.