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Robbers Fire 30 percent contained; home, 3 outbuildings destroyed

9:25 PM, Jul 16, 2012   |    comments
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FORESTHILL, CA (AP) - A wildfire burning in thick woods that prompted evacuations near the Placer County community of Colfax is 30 percent contained.

CalFire spokesman Brice Bennett says fire crews are working in what he describes as "extremely treacherous terrain" as the so-called Robbers Fire threatens about 170 homes.

Residents are evacuated from the Yankee Jims Canyon and Shirttail Canyon areas, as well as parts of Iowa Hill.

Bennett says one home and four outbuildings have been destroyed in the fire.

Since the blaze was first reported Wednesday, it has consumed about 2,400 acres.

Twelve firefighters have been injured battling the fire.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

The Associated Press

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