Northern California wildfires burn 500 acres

The fires erupted Wednesday afternoon in Byron, about 60 miles east of San Francisco.

Published on May 31, 2018 9:27AM


BYRON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say seven wildfires in Northern California have burned about 500 acres of grass and there are reports that some large barn-like buildings in the rural area have been torched.

However, no injuries are reported.

The fires erupted Wednesday afternoon in Byron, about 60 miles east of San Francisco.

Winds gusting to 30 mph at times pushed the flames through the area, which contains ranches and a wind farm.

Aerial images broadcast online by KTVU showed several large, barn-like structures gutted and smoldering.

Firefighters aided by water- and fire retardant-dropping aircraft are battling the flames.

There’s no word on what caused the fires.



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