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Flooding in California as Rain Hits Wildfire-Burned Areas

Heavy rains that hit in an area scarred by the deadliest wildfire in recorded California history caused flooding that prompted evacuations of homes and shut down part of a highway on Thursday, officials said.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office issued an evacuation order for an area east of Chico, a city near the Camp Fire burn area, after storms dumped as much as 1-and-a-half inches of rain in the area burned by the fire, and after thunderstorms on Thursday dropped another 1 ¼ inches, officials said.

Butte County sheriff’s Sgt. Brad Meyer told NBC affiliate KNVN of Chico that flooding of several feet stranded some residents in an area near Honey Run Road and Horse Run Lane, that crews were using rafts to reach around 12 homes.

Read more at NBC News

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